Democracy, Civil Society and Health in India

Democracy, Civil Society and Health in India

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A long period of democratic rule is associated with steady improvements in a nation's health. India, however, appears to be an exception in this regard. Its health failures remain visible and pronounced despite high rates of economic growth since the 1980s and more than six decades of democratic rule. One of the main reasons for India's disappointing health performance is the poor provision of public services, including water supply, health services, garbage removal, and others, whose deficits have adverse consequences on health. Based on field research in two low-income communities in New Delhi, the authors inquire why low-income groups do not use their political freedom to make sustained claims on the state for improving those social services that affect their health and/or are a drain on their incomes. The book also speculates on what it will take for low-income groups to begin to demand better provision of health and related social services.Accessed on January 20, 2014 at:€“ finding of the survey.pdf. Loury, Glenn C. 1977. ... 1996. Making India Hindu: Religion, Community, and the Politics of Democracy in India. New Delhi: Oxford University Press. Machado, Leda ... The Role of Medicine: Dream, Mirage, or Nemesis? Princeton:anbsp;...

Title:Democracy, Civil Society and Health in India
Author:Madhvi Gupta, . Pushkar
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2014-12-17


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