Politics of Welfare: Comparisons Across Indian States

Hardcover | November 22, 2015

EditorLouise Tillin

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Indian states are the main arenas in which popular expectations around healthcare, education, and social security intersect with electoral politics. Yet the ways in which state politics shape Indias social welfare policies are inadequately understood. After a decade of experimentation with new rights-based approaches to social policy at the national level, there is a pressing need to understand how regional political environments influence the ways in which policies are initiated and enacted on the ground. Written by political scientists and a sociologist with expertise across Indias regions, this volume presents comparative analyses of the emergent politics of welfare across Indian states. Bringing together ground-level empirical data and innovative perspectives, it investigates the ways in whichstate-level political dynamics shape policies in the fields of education, health insurance, social security, employment, and food subsidies. In-depth and timely, the book allows for a deeper understanding of the diversity of welfare scenarios in contemporary India.

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Indian states are the main arenas in which popular expectations around healthcare, education, and social security intersect with electoral politics. Yet the ways in which state politics shape Indias social welfare policies are inadequately understood. After a decade of experimentation with new rights-based approaches to social policy ...

Louise Tillin is with King's India Institute, King's College London, UK. Rajeshwari Deshpande is with the Department of Politics, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Maharashtra, India. K. K. Kailash is with the Department of Political Science, University of Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.98 inPublished:November 22, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of Tables, Figures, and BoxesAcknowledgementsList of Abbreviations1. Louise Tillin, Rajeshwari Deshpande, and K. K. Kailash: Introduction: Comparing the Politics of Welfare across Indian States2. K. K. Kailash and Madurika Rasaratnam: The Policy-shaping Capacity of States: Publicly Funded Health Insurance in Tamil Nadu and Kerala3. Rajeshwari Deshpande: The Woman Constituency: Domestic Workers, Social Security, and Gender Politics in Maharashtra and West Bengal4. Louise Tillin, Anupama Saxena, and Yatindra Singh Sisodia: Comparing the Politics of Food Subsidies in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh5. Rajesh Dev: Institutionalizing Social Policies in the Margins: A Comparative Study of NAREGA in Meghalaya and Jharkhand6. Rob Jenkins and James Manor: Politics of Social Protection: The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh7. Divya Vaid: Monitoring Educational Policy in India: A Comparative Study of Chandigarh and DelhiIndexAbout the Editors and Contributors