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The Battle Against Hunger: Choice, Circumstance, and the World Bank

Devi Sridhar

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549962
eISBN:
9780191720499
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549962.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

We live in an increasingly prosperous world, yet the estimated number of undernourished people has risen, and will continue to rise with the doubling of food prices. A large majority of those ... More


The View from the Community

Devi Sridhar

in The Battle Against Hunger: Choice, Circumstance, and the World Bank

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549962
eISBN:
9780191720499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549962.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

This chapter presents findings on the impact of the Bank framework of women as ‘agents of change’ on the Bank's projects and the communities at which they are aimed, using TINP. It is a critical ... More


Business and Politics: The Tamil Nadu Puzzle

John Harriss and Andrew Wyatt

in Business and Politics in India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190912468
eISBN:
9780190912505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190912468.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

The political economy of Tamil Nadu presents a puzzle: in spite of politics that are generally considered to be unhelpful to development, the state does relatively well in terms both of economic ... More


Addressing Undernutrition in India: Do ‘Rational’ Approaches Work?

Devi Sridhar

in Paradoxes of Modernization: Unintended Consequences of Public Policy Reform

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199573547
eISBN:
9780191722677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573547.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Organization Studies

The estimated number of undernourished people around the world has increased to nearly 923 million and is projected to rise with increasing food prices. A large majority of those affected live in ... More


Population, Health and the Environment

Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen

in India: Development and Participation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199257492
eISBN:
9780191717826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257492.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses the impact of India's population, health, and environment on development. Topics covered include: Malthusian fears and the real issues; gender equity and the demographic ... More


The Social Origins of Political Power in Tamil Nadu: Towards Class–based Politics

Narayan Lakshman

in Patrons of the Poor: Caste Politics and Policymaking in India

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198069980
eISBN:
9780199081288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069980.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter discusses in detail the question pertaining to policy priorities by presenting an analysis of the political settlement in each state within a historical context. It tries to pinpoint the ... More


Tamil Nadu: The Politics of Silence

M. Vijayabaskar

in Power, Policy, and Protest: The Politics of India's Special Economic Zones

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198097341
eISBN:
9780199082865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198097341.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Unlike many states, Tamil Nadu has experienced relatively little sustained, systematic, and effective resistance to land acquisition for SEZs. What combination of circumstances has produced this ... More


Caste and Cultural Icons: BJP’s Politics of Appropriation in Tamil Nadu

R. Thirunavukkarasu

in The Algebra of Warfare-Welfare: A Long View of India's 2014 Election

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199489626
eISBN:
9780199097548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489626.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may be an insignificant entity in the electoral arena of Tamil Nadu as the party won only one seat in the 2014 parliamentary elections. However, its efforts to expand ... More


Introduction

V. K. Ramachandran (ed.)

in Wage Labour and Unfreedom in Agriculture: An Indian Case Study

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198286479
eISBN:
9780191684524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286479.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book explores the development of wage labour in agriculture in India, particularly in Tamil Nadu. It considers the role of agricultural growth and its impact on agricultural-labour households. ... More


Patrons of the Poor: Caste Politics and Policymaking in India

Narayan Lakshman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198069980
eISBN:
9780199081288
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069980.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

Why has there not been more progress with reducing poverty in India? Patrons of the Poor offers a rich and contemporary account of politics and policymaking in India, as it seeks to provide an answer ... More


Tamil Nationalism Today

Madurika Rasaratnam

in Tamils and the Nation: India and Sri Lanka Compared

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190498320
eISBN:
9780190638580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190498320.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter discusses the post-war developments of Sri Lanka’s ethnic conflict. It shows how Tamil nationalism continues after the defeat of the LTTE in a networked and globalized form that ... More


Changes That Enabled Action

Vivek S.

in Delivering Public Services Effectively: Tamil Nadu and Beyond

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199451326
eISBN:
9780199084494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199451326.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Most of my discussants argued that grassroots pressure was the most critical force shaping Tamil Nadu’s commitment to public services, and they also argued that this form of incessant public action ... More


Normative Challenges in Tamil Nadu

Vivek S.

in Delivering Public Services Effectively: Tamil Nadu and Beyond

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199451326
eISBN:
9780199084494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199451326.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

The previous chapters have looked at increasing assertion among common people in Tamil Nadu and its impact on governance. While understanding what kind of voice people have in the system is ... More


The Political Economy of Tank Management in Tamil Nadu

Dik Roth and Linden Vincent

in Controlling the Water: Matching Technology and Institutions in Irrigation Management in India and Nepal

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198082927
eISBN:
9780199082247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082927.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

In academic and policy debates, tanks are seen as appropriate alternative irrigation infrastructure to large dams in terms of efficiency, equity, and sustainability. Though partially true, this ... More


Indo-Sri Lanka Relations: Geopolitics, Domestic Politics, or Something More Complex?

Eswaran Sridharan

in Engaging the World: Indian Foreign Policy since 1947

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199458325
eISBN:
9780199086498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199458325.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

India’s relations with and policy towards Sri Lanka have been determined by geography, the legacy of British colonial rule, the relationship inherited from the colonial period, geopolitical ... More


Rural Tamil Nadu in the Liberalization Era: What Do We Learn from Village Studies?*

John Harriss and J. Jeyaranjan

in The Changing Village in India: Insights from Longitudinal Research

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199461868
eISBN:
9780199086856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199461868.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Review findings of villages conducted in Tamil Nadu over the last 20 years, the authors conclude that the state might be described as ‘post-agrarian’, in view of the declining importance of ... More


Some Features of the Agrarian Economy of the Cumbum Valley

V. K. Ramachandran (ed.)

in Wage Labour and Unfreedom in Agriculture: An Indian Case Study

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198286479
eISBN:
9780191684524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286479.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter focuses on the development of the productive forces in agriculture: changes in irrigation and cropping patterns. It also examines the trends in work participation in the Cumbum Valley in ... More


Public Faces, Private Voices: Community and Individuality in South India

Mattison Mines

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520084780
eISBN:
9780520914599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520084780.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Individuality is often viewed as an exclusively Western value. In non-Western societies, collective identities seem to eclipse those of individuals. These generalities, however, have overlooked the ... More


On Being a “Thumbprint”: Time and Space in Arivoli Activism

Francis Cody

in The Light of Knowledge: Literacy Activism and the Politics of Writing in South India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452024
eISBN:
9780801469022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452024.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores how activism works to produce senses of time and place among activists and villagers in the Arivoli Iyakkam. It focuses on ideological conflicts ensuing from a pedagogical ... More


Conclusion: “Electricity for All”

Sunila S. Kale

in Electrifying India: Regional Political Economies of Development

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804787963
eISBN:
9780804791021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804787963.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The conclusion extends the arguments of the previous chapters in two directions. The first and larger of the two tasks considers how well the arguments of the book travel to other states in India. ... More


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