Rethinking Development: Lessons and Experience of Kerala

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  • Author :M.A. Oommen
  • Year of Publication :1999
  • ISBN: :9788170227663
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: In 2 Volumes
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Community Development, Developmental Studies, Sociology

About the Book :

The papers presented in the two volumes chosen out of 150 papers presented in 12 working sessions and 5 symposia addressed several issues of Kerala sustainability besides raising questions of significance relating to development and policy. While Vol.I is a broad critique of the 'Kerala Model' of development, Vol. II seeks to reappraise the issues relating to the sustainability of the model from specific sectoral perspectives, prefaced by an excellent discussion on the implications of the fertility decline and demographic transition of the State. The two volumes containing contributions by eminent scholars undoubtedly will make a rich addition to the theory and practice of development which has been undergoing great rethinking in recent times.

About Author :

M.A. Oommen, currently senior fellow, Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi is an economist of repute with a rich collection of professional papers and twenty books to his credit. A postdoctoral scholar of the Rockefeller Foundation and a Visiting Fellow at the Yale University, he was also a Senior Fulbrighter. He has taught in the Universities of Kerala, Calicut and Botswana over a span of more than three decades, and has occupied several important positions, besides serving several important commissions and committees in India and abroad. His books include Kerala Economy, Economics of Cinema, Issues in the Teaching of Economics in Indian Universities and Panchayats and their Finance.