This book examines the growing group of "informal" or "precarious" workers who are unregulated and have no labor rights. Rina Agarwala investigates how these vulnerable workers are organizing to improve their livelihoods in India. Drawing on 300 personal interviews with women workers in construction and tobacco, she finds – contrary to the existing literature – that these workers are launching an innovative movement to assert their rights.
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This book investigates why some governments improve public services more effectively than others, highlighting the case of administrative reforms using digital technology. Drawing on extensive analysis of Indian states, Jennifer Bussell shows that politicians' access to income from corruption explains variation in the timing, management, and comprehensiveness of reforms.
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This book offers an empirical comparison of Chinese and Indian international strategic behavior. The book creates a framework for the systematic and objective assessment of Chinese and Indian strategic behavior in four areas: (1) strategic culture; (2) foreign policy and use of force; (3) military modernization (including defense spending, military doctrine, and force modernization); and (4) economic strategies (including international trade and energy competition).
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Drawing on international relations theory and psychological research, this book explains the dramatically different foreign policies adopted by China under Mao Zedong and by India under Jawaharlal Nehru. It differs from purely historical studies in that it develops and applies a theory of how political leaders make foreign policy. It differs from more theoretical studies in the extent to which it relies on new archival research and primary source materials.
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India has one of the fastest growing economies on earth. Over the past three decades, socialism has been replaced by pro-business policies as the way forward. And yet, in this 'new' India, grinding poverty is still a feature of everyday life. Some 450 million people subsist on less than $1.25 per day and nearly half of India's children are malnourished. In his latest book, Atul Kohli blames this discrepancy on the narrow nature of the ruling alliance in India that, in its new-found relationship with business, has prioritized economic growth above all other social and political considerations. This thoughtful and challenging book affords an alternative vision of India's rise in the world that its democratic rulers will be forced to come to grips with in the years ahead.
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This book considers the remarkable transformations that have taken place in India since 1980, a period that began with the assassination of the formidable Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Although the country remains one of the few democracies in the developing world, many of the policies instigated by earlier regimes have been swept away to make room for dramatic alterations in the political, economic, and social landscape. Sumit Ganguly and Rahul Mukherji, two leading political scientists of South Asia, chart these developments with particular reference to social and political mobilization, the rise of the BJP and its challenge to Nehruvian secularism, and the changes to foreign policy that, in combination with its meteoric economic development, have ensured India a significant place on the world stage.
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