Analysing Social Opposition to Reforms: The Electricity Sector in India
This book analyzes how contexts shape the opposition of people to market-oriented reforms. Based on evidence from the Indian electricity sector, it shows that much of the opposition can be explained in terms of the short-term losses due to reform. The opposition is more when the majority has become accustomed to receiving public service of reasonable quality at heavily subsidized tariffs.
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The Context of Electricity Reforms in India
Studies on Opposition to Reforms
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