[From Back Cover]: India's success in reducing endemic deprivation since independence has been quite limited. Recent diagnoses of this failure of public policy have concentrated on the counterproductive role of government regulation, and on the need for economic incentives to accelerate the growth of the economy. This book argues that an assessment of India's failure to eliminate basic deprivation has to go beyond this limited focus and to take note of the role played in that failure by inadequate public involvement in the promotion of basic education, health care, social security, and related entitlements. Even the fostering of fast and participatory economic growth requires some basic social change, which is not addressed by liberalization and economic incentives.
Business-Money, Economics, Development-Growth,