A Discursive Dominance Theory of Economic Reform Sustainability: The Case of India

Author
Sharma, Chanchal Kumar
Published April 2011
Journal India Review · Vol. 10, No.2 · pp. 126-84
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  • I think the paper makes three fold contribution to the literature: (a) Emphasis on the 'role of ideas' in explaining political change (b) Significance of Society in explaining institutional change (c) Role of legitimacy in understanding of the state capacity. The paper makes an excellent case for "bringing ideas back in" to political science. This paper also belongs to the emerging genre of scholarship in the discipline of Political Science where an attempt is being made to reintroduce society back to mainstream political science as an attempt to contribute to the theory of institutional change. This work also contributes by demonstrating how legitimacy affects ‘state capacity’. ( According to the author, " a particular approach to economic development commands legitimacy if it dominates the development discourse). This is another contribution of the paper because in the neo-Weberian approaches to state capacity, this dimension has been ignored. Highly recommended for anyone who is working in above mentioned areas, as it serves to substantiate the above mentioned "emerging trends" in the discipline of political science. Written by Anonymous user (IP:115.240.31.96), July 9, 2012, 4:30 PM UTC

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Title
A Discursive Dominance Theory of Economic Reform Sustainability: The Case of India
Author
Sharma, Chanchal Kumar
Year
2011
Journal*
India Review · Vol. 10, No.2 · pp. 126-84
Document Type
Research article
Language
eng
DOI
10.1080/14736489.2011.574550
Subjects
Economic History

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