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Development Policy of a Communist Government

West Bengal Since 1977 (Cambridge South Asian Studies)

By Ross Mallick

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Format: Paperback / softback, 256 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 26 November 2007
West Bengal has the longest-ruling democratically elected Communist government in world history. Since 1977 the Left Front has governed a population of 68 million people and has received considerable world-wide attention as a positive example of Third World development and change. In this book, Dr Ross Mallick convincingly challenges this view of the Left Front government, arguing that it has been a failure in terms of redistributive development reform.

Table of Contents

List of figures and maps; List of tables; Acknowledgements; Glossary; Map of West Bengal; 1. A problematic legacy; 2. Agrarian reform; 3. Poverty alleviation and redistribution programs; 4. Panchayat Raj; 5. State, industry, and labor; 6. End of an illusion; Bibliography; Index.

EAN: 9780521047852
ISBN: 0521047854
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Dimensions: 22.86 x 15.24 x 1.47 centimetres (0.38 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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