Development Policy of a Communist Government
West Bengal Since 1977 (Cambridge South Asian Studies)
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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.
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