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Economic Reforms and Social Justice in India


  • Kalpana C Satija


If one traces the changes in India's economic policies over the last five decades, they bear the imprint of changing geopolitical dynamics. While India's policy makers often couch their agendas in ideological terms, in reality the economy has been steered by the ruling elite to their economic advantage. Therefore, liberalization and the permissible boundaries within which a reform process will operate can be best understood if contextually examined and interpreted. This paper attempts to explain the dynamics of the economic policy process and outlines the contours of India's liberalization program

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  • Kalpana C Satija, 2009. "Economic Reforms and Social Justice in India," Journal of Global Economy, Research Centre for Social Sciences,Mumbai, India, vol. 5(3), pages 195-210, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:jge:journl:531

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    Major economic reforms; Economic Planning and its; implications; Tax Reforms; Economic reforms progress; Economic reforms and social justice.;

    JEL classification:

    • O2 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy
    • O4 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity
    • R1 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics
    • I3 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty


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