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Economic Reforms and Social Exclusion is an analytical study that focuses on the socially marginalized and excluded groups in India since the onset of liberalization. It examines how the liberal economic reforms have impacted socio-economic categories—caste, tribe and religious minorities—subjecting them to further deprivation.

Case studies of handloom weavers, VRS workers and the temperance movement have awarded this study empirical reality. The book also offers a refreshing approach to the study of economic reforms through philosophical and theoretical arguments on issues like civil society, religion, caste and alienation.

Since most of the scholarly works on social exclusion are based on Western notions of ‘deprivation’ and ‘exclusion’, this work's unique focus on India lends the reader a context-specific understanding of the subject. The jargon free language makes the ...

Public Health Services and the Poor
Public health services and the poor

Education and health are the two important services that promote equity and development. There are several studies undertaken by economists to prove that investments made on these two important activities will positively contribute not only to an individual's income but also to national development. Therefore, it is the duty of the modern democratic state to provide these two important services to the people without a fee. The lack of these services and/or the inadequate supply of them will make several families to suffer destitution. This might ultimately land up the groups or families to remain socially excluded. There are several problems in our country in the provision of health services that have resulted in ...

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