Indias Economic Transition: The Politics of Reforms

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EditorRahul Mukherji

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This volume examines the reforms and their impact on the political economy of India. The introduction to the volume analyses the politics that shaped economic policy during three broad phases - from independence to 1968, between 1969 and 1974, and the period after 1975 - leading to the balanceof payment crisis of 1991. The volume addresses such questions as: What were the economic reforms undertaken after 1991? Why did they occur and how were they sustained? What was the impact of economic reforms on India's political economy? In addition, it includes significant features of thepost-reform political economy like the growing importance of Indian federalism; a new politics of regulation governing markets in areas such as telecommunications, power, and stock exchanges; industrial lobbying; trade union activism; and the curious mix of benefits and costs associated with therise of India's IT sector.

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This volume examines the reforms and their impact on the political economy of India. The introduction to the volume analyses the politics that shaped economic policy during three broad phases - from independence to 1968, between 1969 and 1974, and the period after 1975 - leading to the balanceof payment crisis of 1991. The volume addre...

Rahul Mukherji is Associate Professor in the South Asian Studies Programme, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the National University of Singapore, Singapore.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:472 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.07 inPublished:September 1, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of Tables and FiguresAcknowledgementsPublisher's AcknowledgementsRahul Mukherji: Introduction: The State and Private Initiative in IndiaPart I. Development Strategy1. Jagdish Bhagwati: What Went Wrong?2. Prabhat Patnaik and C.P. Chandrasekhar: The Indian Economy under 'Structural Adjustment'3. Montek S. Ahluwalia: Economic Reforms in India since 1991: Has Gradualism Worked?Part II. The Political Economy of Reforms4. Rahul Mukherji: Economic Transition in a Plural Polity: India5. Ashutosh Varshney: Mass Politics or Elite Politics? Understanding the Politics of India's Economic Reforms6. Rob Jenkins: Political Skills: Introducing Reforms by Stealth7. Baldev Raj Nayar: The Limits of Economic Nationalism in India: Economic Reforms under the BJP-led Government, 1998-9Part III. Economic Reforms and the Political Economy8. Lloyd I. Rudolph and Susanne Hoeber Rudolph: Iconization of Chandrababu: Sharing Sovereignty in India's Federal Market Economy9. Jason A. Kirk: Economic Reform, Federal Politics, and External Assistance: Understanding New Delhi's Perspective on the World Bank's State-Level Loans10. Rahul Mukherji: Managing Competition: Politics and the Building of Independent Regulatory Institutions11. John Echeverri-Gent: Politics of Market Micro-Structure: Towards a New Political Economy of India's Equity Market Reform12. Anna Lee Saxenian: Bangalore: The Silicon Valley of Asia?13. Supriya RoyChowdhury: Public Sector Restructuring and Democracy: The State, Labour, and Trade Unions in India14. Stanley A. Kochanek: Liberalization and Business Lobbying in IndiaSelect BibliographyNotes on ContributorsIndex