Analysing Social Opposition to Reforms: The Electricity Sector in India

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SAGE Publications, Jul 11, 2008 - Business & Economics - 248 pages
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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
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V Santhakumar is currently teaching Economics for Development Practitioners at Azim Premji University, Bangalore. He had been on the faculty of the Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum for 15 years from 1996 and he is a Visiting Professor there currently. He has received the research medal and the outstanding research award of the Global Development Network during its initial years. In addition to publication in international journals, he has authored books titled  Analysing Social Opposition to Reforms and Economic Analysis of Institutions: A Practical Guide (both published by SAGE). He is co-author and has co-edited the two-volume series on Law and Economics, brought out by SAGE in 2013.

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