Shaping Policy in India: Alliance, Advocacy, Activism by Rajesh ChakrabartiShaping Policy in India: Alliance, Advocacy, Activism by Rajesh Chakrabarti

Shaping Policy in India: Alliance, Advocacy, Activism

byRajesh Chakrabarti, Kaushiki Sanyal

Hardcover | October 18, 2017

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The book explores the interaction of political parties, bureaucracy, media, judiciary, and civil society groups in shaping policy in contemporary India. By researching the evolution of nine major legislations using a consistent lens, the work interrogates the suitability of existing politicaltheories to explain the policy development process in an emerging economy like India. It covers recent events such as the agitation for the Jan Lokpal Bill and the Nirbhaya case that have underlined the role of non-government players in law-making in India as well as long-standing movements like forright to information, right to education, and food security. The authors have used the case study method to undertake a holistic study of the policy decisions made in the last two decades. Interdisciplinary in nature, this book borrows tools and concepts used in business studies, political science,and sociology to bring a new understanding to the process of policy in India.
The husband-wife co-authors live in Vasant Kunj, New Delhi and love to travel. Rajesh is currently Professor and Executive Vice Dean at the Jindal Global Business School at the O. P. Jindal Global University. Kaushiki heads Sunay Policy Advisory, a policy research and consulting start-up based in Gurgaon, that they co-founded. Their Ox...
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Title:Shaping Policy in India: Alliance, Advocacy, ActivismFormat:HardcoverDimensions:312 pagesPublished:October 18, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199475539

ISBN - 13:9780199475537

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgementPrefaceForeword by Pratap Bhanu Mehta1. The Policy Making Process: Overview and Theoretical Frameworks2. Activism and Law Making: Extant Theories, Their Applicability, and New Findings3. The Road to the Competition Act, 20014. Leveraging Grassroot Activism: The Right to Information Act, 20055. The Journey to the Right to Education Act, 20096. The Struggle Against Child Labour7. Unfulfilled Promises: The Microfinance Bill, 20128. Accelerated Change: The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 20139. Ensuring Food Security10. The Tactic of Protest: Getting to the Lokpal Act, 201311. The Evolving Story of the Land Acquisition Act, 201312. In Search of a New TheoryReferencesNotesIndexAbout the Co-authors