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1st Edition

India's Development and Public Policy

Edited By

Stuart S. Nagel

ISBN 9781138706347
Published November 11, 2019 by Routledge
212 Pages

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Book Description

This title was forst published in 2000:  An analysis of India’s development and public policy from the perspectives of five major fields of public policy. 1. Economic policy, including public policy toward industrial development. 2. Social policy, including religion, education and women’s rights. 3. Environmental policy, including possible conflict with economic development. 4. Science-technology policy, including agricultural development, information technology and administering the electronics industry. 5. Political reform, including local government and general elections.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction: super-optimizing analysis and India’s industrial policy, Stuart Nagel. Economic Policy: India’s textile policy and the informal sectors, Sanjiv Misra. Social Policy: Women’s rights in India: a socio-religious perspective, Kunja Medhi; Political education and political socialization in a pluralistic society, a case study of two generations of women in India, Vijay Laxmi Pandit. Environmental and Health Policy: Gender dimensions of the environment and the development debate: the Indian experience, Hem Swarup and Ram Rajput. Science and Technology Policy: Science, technology and national goals: a study of the role of the Indian Council in Agricultural Research in the agricultural development in India, O.P. Sharma; The state and information technology in India: emerging trends, Pradip Thomas; Administering electronics: the experience of India and Brazil, Jørgen Dige Pedersen. Political Reform: Panchayati Raj: the Indian model of local self-government, Madan Sankhdher; General elections in India, 1989, M.V. Pylee; Index.

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