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A consensus unravels: NREGA and the paradox of rules-based welfare in India

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The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) was launched in India in 2006, and a widespread view is emerging that though flawed the NREGA has been successful in providing employment to the poorest. There was wide agreement among scholars before 2006 that India would not be able to promote such a regime of rules-based welfare and that schemes providing targeted patronage, open to political and bureaucratic manipulation and clientelism, would continue to be the norm. This article co...

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10.1057/ejdr.2015.32

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
International Development
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Author
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan Publisher's website
Journal:
European Journal of Development Research Journal website
Volume:
28
Issue:
4
Pages:
588–604
Publication date:
2016-08-31
Acceptance date:
2015-07-15
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EISSN:
1743-9728
ISSN:
0957-8811
Source identifiers:
633898
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pubs:633898
Deposit date:
2016-07-13

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