July 2, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 78 Pages
ISBN 9780367481650 - CAT# 365041
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This volume is an overview of, and commentary on, aspects of contemporary India and its socio-economic policies. It focuses on India’s economy and society in recent years, and in the process it addresses structural issues of development such as those of population, poverty, inequality, health, and social exclusion. It reviews the adequacy and appropriateness of governmental response to these problems, in terms of public policy, narrowly conceived, and philosophical orientation, more broadly conceived. The concern is not only with economic achievement and human development but also with the framework of civic rights, personal liberty, and institutional autonomy within which the exercise of governance is perceived to be carried out.
The essays in this volume were originally written with the general-reader-as-involved-citizen very much in mind as the intended target. However, it should also be of interest to scholars of economics, political science, development studies, and South Asian studies.
1. Population, Health, And Development
2. In Whose Interest? The Drift of Economic Policy
3. Some Elitist Perspectives on Policy
4. Some Views on Public Policy Outcomes in India: Is It the Message or The Messenger?
5. Some Basic Issues Underlying Basic Income