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Title: Political Economy Of Caste Diversity In India
Researcher: Nandwani Bharti
Guide(s): Nishant Chadha
Keywords: Social Sciences,Economics and Business,Economics
University: Shiv Nadar University
Completed Date: 2018
Abstract: Extensive evidence in the economics and political science literature has linked social divisions newlinein the society with a range of negative outcomes, notably lower provision of public goods, newlineslower economic growth, conflict, lower collective action and a breakdown of trading opportunities. newlineThe aim of the thesis is to add new dimensions to this literature by focusing on caste newlinedynamics in India and studying how interaction among caste groups can impact the provision newlineand distribution of resources. Additionally, if the caste identity is reinforced by economic divisions, newlinehow can it influence social and political stability. The first chapter sets the context of the newlinethesis by presenting the overlap between caste and various economic outcomes. The findings newlineindicate the long shadow that caste still casts on attainment of economic and social outcomes. newlineThe second chapter focuses on a marginalised social group, Scheduled Tribes (STs), which newlinehas participated in Maoist insurgency to address its long-dated grievance over rising socioeconomic newlineinequality between STs and other social groups. The objective is to study whether newlineproviding local autonomy to STs over issues important to them can contain violent rebellion newlinemovements. Findings suggest that the policy which introduced local self-governing institution newlinein tribal areas was implemented inefficiently and served the interest of only a select few. This newlineaccentuated the grievances of STs and increased their participation in violent movements. The newlinethird chapter studies caste diversity, per se and looks at how a lower tendency for collective newlineaction in diverse places can negatively affect the provision of private and public schools. This newlineresult has important implications for achieving desirable education outcomes in a diverse country newlinelike India. The fourth chapter shows that lack of provision of education facilities in diverse newlineareas can affect poor more than the rich leading to second order negative impacts of diversity in newlineterms of high inequality.
Appears in Departments:Department of Economics

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