The Retreat of Democracy and Other Itinerant Essays on Globalization, Economics, and India

The Retreat of Democracy and Other Itinerant Essays on Globalization Economics and India The Retreat of Democracy presents an expanded and reworked selection of Basu s best journalistic and academic writings on political and economic themes since the late s In addition to Basu s criti

  • Title: The Retreat of Democracy and Other Itinerant Essays on Globalization, Economics, and India
  • Author: Kaushik Basu
  • ISBN: 9781843318651
  • Page: 437
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Retreat of Democracy presents an expanded and reworked selection of Basu s best journalistic and academic writings on political and economic themes since the late 1990s In addition to Basu s critical essays on globalization and democracy, the book also moves onto wider terrain to ideas in economics, anthropological observations on social norms, the role of culture The Retreat of Democracy presents an expanded and reworked selection of Basu s best journalistic and academic writings on political and economic themes since the late 1990s In addition to Basu s critical essays on globalization and democracy, the book also moves onto wider terrain to ideas in economics, anthropological observations on social norms, the role of culture, and travel in India and abroad.While the essays range from studies on major economists such as Amartya Sen and Joseph Stiglitz, to humorous encounters with Indian bureaucracy, two recurring themes run thoughout first, that the ultimate objective of policy making must be the progress of the disadvantaged, and ignoring market laws and individual incentives courts failure second, that for the successful crafting of economic policy it is important to recognize markets as embedded in specific cultures and social norms This volume is a clear, intelligible and highly engaging showcase of Basu s global and humanistic views on politics, economics and democracy.

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    1. Kaushik Basu

      Kaushik Basu born 9 January 1952 is an Indian economist who is currently the Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India and is also the C Marks Professor of International Studies and Professor of Economics and, till recently, he was Chairman of the Department of Economics and Director, Center for Analytic Economics at Cornell University.He is Editor of Social Choice and Welfare, Associate Editor of Japanese Economic Review and is on the Board of Editors of the World Bank Economic Review In 2008, the Government of India awarded him the Padma Bhushan, one of the country s highest civil honors.

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