Indias Rights Revolution: Has It Worked for the Poor?

Hardcover | February 28, 2013

byS.K. Das

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In the past few years, India has given its citizens four important socio-economic rights-the right to information, the right to employment, forest rights, and the right to education. These forward-looking rights put social justice at the core of India's developmental policies. This bookcomprehensively analyses these rights and their implementation in order to understand if they have really reached the poor and excluded, who were supposed to be their primary beneficiaries. The author demonstrates that due to legislative and institutional inadequacies most of the poor have been leftout. The book highlights the need for appropriate laws, adequate resources, and an institutional infrastructure with proper political instrumentalities to bridge the gap between these rights and their rightful beneficiaries. It offers a rights-based framework to ensure that the goals of inclusive growthand social justice are attained.

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In the past few years, India has given its citizens four important socio-economic rights-the right to information, the right to employment, forest rights, and the right to education. These forward-looking rights put social justice at the core of India's developmental policies. This bookcomprehensively analyses these rights and their im...

S.K. Das is Honorary Advisor with the Indian Space Research Organisation in Bangalore.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.01 inPublished:February 28, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198081669

ISBN - 13:9780198081661

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List of Tables and FiguresAcknowledgementsIntroduction: An Approach to Rights1. The Rights Discourse2. Right to Information Act, 20053. National Rural Employment Guarantee Act4. Forest Rights Act, 20065. Right to Education Act, 2009Conclusion: What Needs to Be Done?BibliographyIndex