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From land to the tiller to land liberalisation: the political economy of Gujarat's shifting land policy

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Land is a metaphor for power, wealth and status. Independent Gujarat's initial mass-development strategy centered on agriculture but the emphasis was on productivity and efficiency rather than land redistribution or social justice. A state apparatus and socio-political set-up dominated by elite landed upper and middle castes and classes ensured this. Primary fieldwork-based research shows that by the mid-1980s, with a growing acceptance of ideas of liberalisation at the national and internati...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1017/S0026749X06002459

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, International Development
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Author
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Modern Asian Studies Journal website
Volume:
41
Issue:
3
Pages:
603-637
Publication date:
2007-05-05
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EISSN:
1469-8099
ISSN:
0026-749X
URN:
uuid:30340b9c-4c27-4899-a3ba-b6367639a00e
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287153
Local pid:
pubs:287153

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