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The struggle for equality : India's Muslims and rethinking the UPA experience / Heewon Kim.

By: Kim, Heewon [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Delhi : Cambridge University Press, 2019Copyright date: ©2019Description: xvi, 247 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781108416108.Subject(s): United Progressive Alliance (India) | United Progressive Alliance (India) | Muslims -- India -- Social conditions | Muslims -- India -- Economic conditions | Muslims -- Government policy -- India | Equality -- India | Equality | Muslims -- Economic conditions | Muslims -- Government policy | Muslims -- Social conditions | IndiaDDC classification: 954.0088/297 Summary: The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government (2004-14) led by the Congress came to power with a radical agenda for religious minorities. This included legislation and policies against discrimination and disadvantages suffered by religious minorities, especially Muslims, and a new framework for delivering substantive equality of opportunity. This work offers a new interpretation of the UPA's record. In critically re-evaluating the UPA's performance, it uses an institutional policy analysis approach which combines historical institutionalism (and path dependence) with policy analysis. It draws on official sources and extensive interviews with elite administrators and policy makers who were at the core of decision making during the UPA's tenure in office. Detailed case studies are provided of Muslims in public sector employment, the provision of service delivery for Muslim communities in India, and the efforts to create a new legislative framework against communal violence.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 210-235) and index.

The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government (2004-14) led by the Congress came to power with a radical agenda for religious minorities. This included legislation and policies against discrimination and disadvantages suffered by religious minorities, especially Muslims, and a new framework for delivering substantive equality of opportunity. This work offers a new interpretation of the UPA's record. In critically re-evaluating the UPA's performance, it uses an institutional policy analysis approach which combines historical institutionalism (and path dependence) with policy analysis. It draws on official sources and extensive interviews with elite administrators and policy makers who were at the core of decision making during the UPA's tenure in office. Detailed case studies are provided of Muslims in public sector employment, the provision of service delivery for Muslim communities in India, and the efforts to create a new legislative framework against communal violence.

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