in: Oxford scholarship online
How effective is the Indian polity in making laws and policies to address changing ground realities? How do its gears work? Which stakeholder groups are more successful in bringing about policy change, through what methods, and in what contexts? Seeking to answer these questions, Shaping Policy in India takes a close look at nine landmark Indian laws and legislative attempts to reveal the socio-political process of policy formulation in the world's largest democracy. Offering in-depth accounts of the evolution of these nine major legislations, this text interrogates the suitability of existing political theories to explain the policy development process in an emerging economy like India.