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Politics of Welfare : Comparisons Across Indian States (Hardcover)
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India's states are the main arenas in which popular expectations around improved health, education and social security collide with electoral politics in an era of economic growth and rising aspirations. Yet the ways in which regional politics shape Indiaas fast-changing forms of social policies are weakly understood. After a decade of a arights revolutiona in the approaches taken by the Indian central government to social policy, there is a pressing need to understand how policy implementation a and experimentation a by Indiaas state governments shape the nature of welfare interventions on the ground. In this volume, political scientists with expertise in the regional politics from northern to southern, and eastern to western India present comparative analyses of the emergent politics of welfare across states. Covering policies such as health insurance, social security for domestic workers, the public distribution system for subsidized food, the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, and the Right to Education, this volume is essential reading for scholars and professionals who seek to understand a and learn from a the diversity of welfare scenarios in contemporary India.
Number of Pages: 237
Genre: Political Science
Sub-Genre: Public Policy / Social Services + Welfare
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Street Date: January 26, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-06-4658
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