Author: S Narayan
Translator(s)/Editor: S Narayan
ISBN/UPC (if available): 1403930252
Documenting Reforms is an attempt at documenting and understanding the process of reforms in India. In eleven of the most important areas, top experts have made an effort to describe the successes and failures that India has experienced in reforms.
Many books and papers have been written discussing policy alternatives and strategies for India, mostly involving a critique of the present situation, and a forward-looking evaluation of the available alternatives. This volume is an attempt at a more detailed narrative about what was done and why. The case studies look back; document what was attempted, what worked and what did not work, and the reasons underlying success or failure.
If there is a unifying theme in the volume, it is that of redefining he role of the State in producing and delivering public goods. What appears to have been at work is a broad based effort at reforming the role of the State. This has ranged form areas such as better functioning of elections to the use of information technology for improving tax administration.
The insights into the evolution of the role and functioning of the Indian State will no doubt illuminate the next cohort of intellectuals and reformers in India.
PART I: MACROECONOMIC POLICY REFORMS
Macroeconomic Policy Reforms in India
State Finances in India: A Case for Systemic Reform
PART II: IMPROVING GOVERNACE
Judicial Reforms: Law and Contract Enforcement
Electoral Reforms in India: A Continuous Process Towards Perfection
Improving Governance Using Large IT Systems
PART III: REGULATORY REFORMS
India’s Pension Reforms: A Case Study in Complex Institutional Change
How the financial Sector in India was Reformed
PART IV: PHYSICAL INFRASTRUCTURE
Infrastructure Reforms in India: A Case Study of Power Sector
Reforms in the Oil and Gas Sector
The National Highway Development Project: A Milestone in the Highway Sector
Indian Telecom: Ringing in Right Reforms, Eventually