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Democratic Politics and Economic Reform in India - Contemporary South Asia 5 (Paperback)
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Democratic Politics and Economic Reform in India - Contemporary South Asia 5 (Paperback)

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Paperback 262 Pages / Published: 09/03/2000
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Successive Indian governments, from right and left, have remained committed to market-oriented reform since its introduction in 1991. In a well-argued, accessible and sometimes controversial examination of the political dynamics which underlie that commitment, Rob Jenkins challenges existing theories of the relationship between democracy and economic liberalisation. He contends that while democracy and liberalisation are no longer considered incompatible, theorizing over-emphasizes democracy's more wholesome aspects while underestimating its practioners' reliance on obfuscating tactics to defuse political resistance to policy shifts. By focusing on formal political systems, existing research ignores the value of informal institutions. In India it is these institutions which have driven economic elites towards negotiation, while allowing governing elites to divide the opponents of reform through a range of political tactics. In fact, the author argues, it is precisely through such political manoeuvring that democracy survives.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521659871
Number of pages: 262
Weight: 390 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 15 mm


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"Jenkins (Birkbeck College, University of London) has written a superb, highly provocative book on democracy and economic reform in India...it is a major contribution to the literature on Indian politics, comparative political economy, and democratic transition." Choice
"Jenkins (Birkbeck College, University of London) has written a superb, highly provocative book on democracy and economic reform in India. Jenikins's work is a superb example of the configurative approack to the study of comparative politics and yet is far from atheoretical...it is a major contribution to the literature on Indian politics, comparative political economy, and democratic transition. Of interest to development practitioners, political scientists, and India specialists." Choice

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