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Contested Politics of Educational Reform in India: Aligning Opportunities with Interests

Manisha Priyam


This book analyses the role of politics in the process in education policy reforms in the context of developing countries, specifically India. Considered significant in the real world, politics is missed out by the dominant approaches used to design or analyse the policy process. In the small body of analytical literature available, politics is viewed in a negative way, merely as an obstruction, which leads to failure of technically well designed policies However, if we focus also on cases of success, and view changes ‘downstream’ as poor people experience them, the reform–politics relationshi ... More

Keywords: educational reform, policy reforms in India, political economy, decentralization, teacher unions, local state, historical institutionalism, ethnographic approach, policy analysis, district primary education programme, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198098874
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198098874.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Manisha Priyam, author
ICSSR Fellow, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi; faculty, Political Science, Gargi College, University of Delhi