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IDS Bulletin Vol. 18 Nos. 4

Tried, then Abandoned: Economic Liberalisation in India

Published on 1 October 1987

Summary Summary Rajiv Gandhi’s plans to cut back the system of controls which curtail market forces in India have largely failed, partly because he has been irresolute and maladroit in pursuing this goal, but mainly because the interests opposing it are too powerful. But the recent emergence of redistributive programmes in many Indian states suggests that the developmental state lives on there. Resumen Resumen Intento y subsecuente abandono de la liberalización económica en India Los planes de Ranjiv Ghandi para eliminar el sistema de controles que interfieren las fuerzas del mercado en India fallaron, en parte por su vacilación e inexperiencia para perseguir este objetivo, pero básicamente porque los intereses opositores son demasiado poderosos. La reciente aparición de programas redistributivos en muchos estados de la India sugiere que el estado desarrollista continúa viviendo.

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Manor, J. (1987) Tried, then Abandoned: Economic Liberalisation in India. IDS Bulletin 18(4): 39-44

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Manor, James

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