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The comparative political economy of development : Africa and South Asia

Author: Barbara Harriss-White; Judith Heyer
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2010.
Series: Routledge studies in development economics, 77.
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"This book illustrates the enduring relevance and vitality of the comparative political economy of development approach promoted among others by a group of social scientists in Oxford in the 1980s and 1990s. Contributors demonstrate the viability of this approach as researchers and academics become more convinced of the inadequacies of orthodox approaches to the understanding of development.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Harriss-White; Judith Heyer
ISBN: 9780415552882 0415552885 9780203861332 0203861337
OCLC Number: 422754418
Description: xxvi, 358 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Barbara Harriss-White and Judith Heyer --
The political economy of agrarian change: dinosaur or phoenix? / Lucia Da Corta --
Strategic dimensions of rural poverty reduction in sub-Saharan Africa / Frank Ellis --
From 'rural labour' to 'classes of labour': class fragmentation, caste and class struggle at the bottom of the Indian labour hierarchy / Jens Lerche --
Poverty: causes, responses and consequences in rural South Africa / Elizabeth Francis --
Seasonal food crises and social protection in Africa / Stephen Devereux --
The political economy of contract farming in tea in Kenya: the Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA), 1964-2001 / Cosmas Milton Obote Ochieng --
Networking for success: informal enterprise and popular associations in Nigeria / Kate Meagher --
Free and unfree labour in the Cape wine industry, 1838-1988 / Gavin Williams --
The opium 'revolution': continuity or change in rural Afghanistan? / Adam Pain --
The marginalisation of Dalits in a modernising economy / Judith Heyer --
Shifting the 'grindstone of caste'? Decreasing dependency among Dalit labourers in Tamil Nadu / Hugo Gorringe --
Liberalisation and transformations in India's informal economy: female breadwinners in working-class households in Chennai / Karin Kapadia --
Dalit entrepreneurs in middle India / Aseem Prakash --
Stigma and regions of accumulation: mapping Dalit and Adivasi capital in the 1990s / Barbara Harriss-White and Kaushal Vidyarthee.
Series Title: Routledge studies in development economics, 77.
Responsibility: edited by Barbara Harriss-White and Judith Heyer.

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schema:description"Aptly presenting the relation between theory and empirical material in a dynamic and interactive way, the book offers meaningful and powerful explanations of what is happening in the continent of Africa and the sub-continent of South Asia today. It will be of interest to researchers in the fields of development studies, rural sociology, political economy, policy and practice of development and Indian and African studies."--pub. desc."@en
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