Globalization and Labour Reforms: The Politics of Interest Groups and Partisan Governments by Zaad MahmoodGlobalization and Labour Reforms: The Politics of Interest Groups and Partisan Governments by Zaad Mahmood

Globalization and Labour Reforms: The Politics of Interest Groups and Partisan Governments

byZaad Mahmood

Hardcover | September 13, 2017

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Globalization, as commonly understood, limits policy choices of a nation by creating structural-institutional constraints. This leads to an important question: are political actors still relevant in shaping policy in the interest of domestic socio-economic concerns? This book draws attentionto the continuing relevance of local politics in influencing public policy, through a study of labour market reforms. Labour, unlike other factors of production, is not only a resource but also an important social group capable of political manifestation. Drawing on evidence from states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, and West Bengal, this book shows that despite pressures of policy convergence, labourreforms vary across states, depending on partisan governments, dynamics of interest group negotiations, and party competition. Using both qualitative and quantitative evidence, the book argues that "who governs" matters for how globalization unfolds in any society and that public policies continueto be nuanced, if not shaped, by politics.
Zaad Mahmood teaches political science at Presidency University, Kolkata, India. His research focuses on political economy of reforms, labour politics, public policy, and electoral politics in South Asia and specifically India. He has published his research in jounals like Business and Politics, Journal of South Asian Development, Indi...
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Title:Globalization and Labour Reforms: The Politics of Interest Groups and Partisan GovernmentsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0 inPublished:September 13, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019947527X

ISBN - 13:9780199475278

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AcknowledgementsIntroduction: Globalization and Policy Reform1. Globalization, Policy Reform, and the Labour Market2. Locating the Politics of Reform: Labour Market in Indian States3. Political Economy and Partisan Government: Configuration of Labour Reform4. Partisan Government and Interest Groups5. Party System: Partisanship, Interest Groups, and Politics6. Conclusions: The Political Economy of ReformsAppendixBibliographyIndexAbout the Author