Affirmative Action in India

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ISBN:

9780198092087

Publication date:

07/03/2013

Paperback

232 pages

Price: 245.00 INR

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ISBN:

9780198092087

Publication date:

07/03/2013

Paperback

232 pages

Part of Oxford India Short Introductions

Ashwini Deshpande

Rights:  World Rights

Part of Oxford India Short Introductions

Ashwini Deshpande

Description

Affirmative action has been the topic of a highly polarized debate, in which it is either demonized as the root of all evil or valorized as the panacea for eliminating discrimination. Sketching out the larger context of and debates around the issue, this short introduction analyses the rationale and implementation of affirmative action in India. Discussing the 'why' and 'how' of affirmative action, with glimpses into its history and dynamics, the book offers a perspective on where India stands today. Using detailed empirical evidence, it assesses the success and limitations of affirmative action in providing socio-political and economic justice.

About the Author
Ashwini Deshpande
is Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics.

Part of Oxford India Short Introductions

Ashwini Deshpande

Part of Oxford India Short Introductions

Ashwini Deshpande

Part of Oxford India Short Introductions

Ashwini Deshpande

Review


‘[A] clear, compact, and engaging account of the accomplishments and deficiencies of India’s affirmative action policies …’
—Marc Galanter, University of Wisconsin-Madison

‘[T]his volume will provide readers with a thorough and indispensably multifaceted understanding of the subject.’
—Thomas E. Weisskopf, University of Michigan

‘Long on fact and analysis, short on speculation and opinion, [this book] is destined to become a standard reference in this field.’
—Glenn Cartman Loury, Brown University

Part of Oxford India Short Introductions

Ashwini Deshpande

Description

Affirmative action has been the topic of a highly polarized debate, in which it is either demonized as the root of all evil or valorized as the panacea for eliminating discrimination. Sketching out the larger context of and debates around the issue, this short introduction analyses the rationale and implementation of affirmative action in India. Discussing the 'why' and 'how' of affirmative action, with glimpses into its history and dynamics, the book offers a perspective on where India stands today. Using detailed empirical evidence, it assesses the success and limitations of affirmative action in providing socio-political and economic justice.

About the Author
Ashwini Deshpande
is Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics.

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Reviews


‘[A] clear, compact, and engaging account of the accomplishments and deficiencies of India’s affirmative action policies …’
—Marc Galanter, University of Wisconsin-Madison

‘[T]his volume will provide readers with a thorough and indispensably multifaceted understanding of the subject.’
—Thomas E. Weisskopf, University of Michigan

‘Long on fact and analysis, short on speculation and opinion, [this book] is destined to become a standard reference in this field.’
—Glenn Cartman Loury, Brown University

Read More