Affirmative Action in India: Oxford India Short Introductions by Ashwini DeshpandeAffirmative Action in India: Oxford India Short Introductions by Ashwini Deshpande

Affirmative Action in India: Oxford India Short Introductions

byAshwini Deshpande

Paperback | April 4, 2013

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The Oxford India Short Introductions are concise, stimulating, and accessible guides to different aspects of India. Combining authoritative analysis, new ideas, and diverse perspectives, they discuss subjects which are topical yet enduring, as also emerging areas of study and debate. Affirmative action (AA) has been the topic of a highly polarized debate, in which it is either demonized as the root of all evil or valorized as the panacea for eliminating discrimination. This Short Introduction provides the rationale, details, and assessment of the AA programme in India. Itdiscusses the 'why' and 'how' of AA with glimpses into the history and dynamics of the programme, and offers a perspective on where India stands today, in terms of group disparities as well as the proposed remedies. Sketching out the larger context of and debates around this issue, the book assessesthe success of AA in providing socio-political and economic justice as well as its limitations. Drawing on the vast body of research on this subject, it provides leads for further reading to those interested in pursuing specific aspects of the issue.
Ashwini Deshpande is Professor in the Department of Economics at the Delhi School of Economics.
Title:Affirmative Action in India: Oxford India Short IntroductionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 185 × 125 × 0.68 inPublished:April 4, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198092083

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Table of Contents

Preface1. The Rationale for Affirmative Action2. The Past and Present of the Affirmative Action Programme in India3. Implementation of Affirmative Action Provisions4. The Quota Debates5. Assessment of the Affirmative Action Programme6. Quotas and BeyondList of ReferencesAppendixIndex