De­vel­op­ment Fail­ure and Iden­tity Pol­i­tics in Ut­tar Pradesh

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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

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