Growth or Development: Which Way is Gujarat Going by Indira HirwayGrowth or Development: Which Way is Gujarat Going by Indira Hirway

Growth or Development: Which Way is Gujarat Going

EditorIndira Hirway, Amita Shah, Ghanshyam Shah

Hardcover | September 4, 2014

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In this book, researchers from prominent academic institutes in Gujarat examine objectively the much talked about Gujarat model - the growth process in the state in the past decade or so. Apart from examining the validity of the theory and policy framework underlying the economic reforms inIndia, the book examines in depth the interpretation and implementation of this framework in Gujarat and studies the inclusiveness of the growth in terms of achieving development goals. This book goes much beyond the state-level analysis. It studies the role of the Gujarat economy in the context ofthe national economy as well as in comparison with the performance of other states' economies. Further, it analyses the dynamics of growth in the state, that is, the sources and process of growth, sustainability of growth, and its interaction with development goals. The book also highlights the growing disconnect between economic growth and development goals in Gujarat. Although there are some limitations of the neo-liberal policy framework in delivering inclusive growth, the focus of Gujarat on becoming the fastest growing state in the world and the mostattractive destination for corporate investments has led the state government to make serious compromises with respect to development goals. In spite of being one of the fastest growing states, therefore, the state is lagging behind other fast-growing as well as slow-growing states in achievinginclusive growth.
Indira Hirway (MA, Delhi School of Economics and PhD, Bombay University) is Professor and Director at Centre for Development Alternatives. Amita Shah (PhD, Gujarat University) is Professor of Economics and Director of Gujarat Institute of Development Research, Ahmedabad. Ghanshyam Shah (PhD, Gujarat University) has been National Fellow...
Title:Growth or Development: Which Way is Gujarat GoingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:604 pagesPublished:September 4, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199451184

ISBN - 13:9780199451180

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Table of Contents

List of FiguresList of TablesList of AbbreviationsY K Alagh: ForewordPrefaceAcknowledgements1. Indira Hirway, Amita Shah, and Ghanshyam Shah: Growth and Development in Gujarat2. Sebastian Morris: Economic Growth in Gujarat in Relation to the Nation and Other States in Recent Times - A Statistical Analysis3. Indira Hirway: Assessing Inclusiveness of Growth in Gujarat4. Indira Hirway, Neha Shah, and Rajeev Sharma: Political Economy of Subsidies and Incentives to Industries in Gujarat: Some Issues5. Sunil R. Parekh: Some Facets of Industrialization in Gujarat6. Amita Shah and Itishree Pattnaik: High Growth Agriculture in Gujarat: An Enquiry into Inclusiveness and Sustainability7. Jeemol Unni and Ravikiran Naik: Gujarat's Employment Story: Growth with Informality8. Amita Shah and Biplab Dhak: Labour Migration and Welfare in Gujarat: Recent Evidence and Issues9. Darshini Mahadevia: Dynamics of Urbanization in Gujarat10. P.K. Viswanathan and Jharna Pathak: Economic Growth and the State of Natural Resources and Environment in Gujarat: A Critical Assessment11. Leela Visaria: Health Situation in Gujarat12. Sudarshan Iyengar: Education in Gujarat: A Review13. Ghanshyam Shah: Governance of Gujarat: Good Governance for Whom and for What?BibliographyAbout the Editors and ContributorsIndex