ISBN 9780199451180,Growth or Development : Which Way is Gujarat Going?

Growth or Development : Which Way is Gujarat Going?



Oxford University Press

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9780199451180

ISBN-10 0199451184

Hard Back

Number of Pages 1395 Pages
Language (English)

History & Politics

Gujarats model of growth has been the subject of much debate. While some analysts view Gujarats growth as a classic success story of neo-liberal policies, others have questioned its inclusiveness.

This volume provides an objective assessment of Gujarat, a state often considered a role model for others because of its rapid growth rate. It examines the validity of the theory and policy framework underlying the economic reforms in India and provides an in-depth analysis of the interpretation and implementation of this framework in Gujarat. It also assesses the overall inclusiveness - or lack thereof - of Gujarats growth in achieving development goals.

Studying the performance of the Gujarat economy in the national context, as well as in comparison with the economies of other Indian states, eminent scholars analyse the dynamics of growth in the state, its sources, processes, sustainability and interaction with development objectives.

Based on original research and extensive data, the articles in this balanced work illuminate a much-debated and topical theme and provide an alternate view to the widely perceived success story of Gujarat.

About the Author

Indira Hirway is Professor and Director at the Centre for Development Alternatives, Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Amita Shah is Professor of Economics and Director of the Gujarat Institute of Development Research, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

Ghanshyam Shah is a National Fellow of the Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi, for 2013 15.