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Reservation and Anti-Casteist Practices as Instruments of Social Protection in India?


  • Pedro Lara de Arruda

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An important debate brought about by De Haan (2013) concerns how the very concept of the nation in India and China depends upon providing equitable instruments for the economic inclusion of segments of the population trapped in backward positions. Whereas in China social exclusion is more related to ethnic minorities (non-Han people), in India it is embedded in the historically-produced identity-poverty-trap of casteism, such exclusion affects a majority of the country?s population. The latter is based upon cognitive practices consolidated in all levels of social interaction: from a macro-institutional level to meso-level of unruly practices. (?)

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  • Pedro Lara de Arruda, 2013. "Reservation and Anti-Casteist Practices as Instruments of Social Protection in India?," One Pager 203, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth.
  • Handle: RePEc:ipc:opager:203

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