This book adds to the growing literature on dynamics of regional development in the global South by mapping the politics and processes contributing to the distinct developmental trajectory of Tamil Nadu, southern India. Using a novel interpretive framework and drawing upon fresh data and literature, it seeks to explain the social and economic development of the state in terms of populist mobilization against caste-based inequalities. Dominant policy narratives on inclusive growth assume a sequential logic whereby returns to growth are used to invest in socially inclusive policies. By focusing more on redistribution of access to opportunities in the modern economy, Tamil Nadu has sustained a relatively more inclusive and dynamic growth process. Democratization of economic opportunities has made such broad-based growth possible even as interventions in social sectors reinforce the former. The book thus also speaks to the nascent literature on the relationship between the logic of modernisation and status based inequalities in the global South.
|The Dravidian Model: Interpreting the Political Economy of Tamil Nadu (The Dravidian Model: Interpreting the Political Economy of Tamil Nadu)
|Kalaiyarasan A, Vijayabaskar M
|Cambridge University Press (Cambridge University Press)
|Politics| அரசியல், திராவிட அரசியல், தமிழக அரசியல்