Development Failure and Identity Politics in Uttar Pradesh
investigates neoliberal changes and political transformation in Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous and, by some measures, the poorest state. It examines the connection between transition in its economy and links it to the transformations in its politics. The book demonstrates how an understanding of dynamics in Uttar Pradesh might provide new perspective on issues such as the state, the civil society, caste, democracy and social impact of economic reforms— issues that are the subject of vigorous debate in India as a whole.
Edited by Roger Jeffery, Craig Jeffery and Jens Lerche
Sage / ` 995