The year 2012 began for India with a steep decline in the economy, disarray in politics, and paralysis in policy. While there were more immediate causes for this state of affairs, each malady reflected a deeper dilemma created by widespread corruption, a weakening central state, declining discipline within the ruling coalition, a loss of economic momentum caused by an unresolved balance between equity and growth, and a failure to harness popular support for reforms. Each dilemma called for a fundamental change in the power equation between different parts of the state and between state and society.
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Research Article| February 01 2013
India in 2012: Spiraling Down?
Maya Chadda, Professor of Political Science at William Paterson University of New Jersey and Member of several Round Tables in the Council on Foreign Relations, has authored five books on South Asia. The latest, Why India Matters, is forthcoming and will appear in early 2014.
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Asian Survey (2013) 53 (1): 47–63.
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Maya Chadda; India in 2012: Spiraling Down?. Asian Survey 1 February 2013; 53 (1): 47–63. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2013.53.1.47
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