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Delivering Public Services EffectivelyTamil Nadu and Beyond$
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Vivek S.

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199451326

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199451326.001.0001

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Changes That Enabled Action

Changes That Enabled Action

(p.79) 3 Changes That Enabled Action
Delivering Public Services Effectively

Vivek S.

Oxford University Press

Most of my discussants argued that grassroots pressure was the most critical force shaping Tamil Nadu’s commitment to public services, and they also argued that this form of incessant public action was a new phenomenon dating back at most to 1970s. This chapter identifies the factors that enabled the common person who was once marginalized to assert herself and thus create the basis for widespread public action.

Keywords:   social movements, Tamil Nadu, social change, politics of development, collective action, democratization

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