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The Labor of Development : Workers and the Transformation of Capitalism in Kerala, India / Patrick Heller.

Author/Creator:
Heller, Patrick author.
Publication:
Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press, [2018]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource : 8 tables, 1 map
Subjects:
Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- India -- Kerala -- History.
Labor movement -- India -- Kerala -- History.
Labor unions -- India -- Kerala -- History.
Peasants -- India -- Kerala -- History.
Working class -- India -- Kerala -- History.
Local subjects:
Asian Studies. (search)
Social Work. (search)
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
text file PDF
Summary:
The state of Kerala in southern India is notable for the ways in which lower-class mobilization and state intervention have combined to create one of the most successful cases of social and redistributive development in the Third World. In contrast to predictions that labor militancy in developing countries threatens to overload fledgling democratic institutions and derail economic growth, The Labor of Development shows that the political and economic inclusion of industrial and agricultural workers in Kerala set the stage for a democratically negotiated capitalist transformation.When compared to the other Indian states, Kerala's departure from the national pattern is tied to its history of social movements and highlights the significance of understanding sub-national patterns of democratic consolidation and state building. The case of Kerala provides important theoretical insights into the circumstances under which the expansion of political and social citizenship can become the basis for managing economic change. Using examples from agriculture, industry, and the informal sector, Patrick Heller examines the institutional and political dynamics through which the demands of organized labor and the imperatives of capitalist growth have evolved from a period of open conflict and stagnation to one of class compromise. He also demonstrates that the Kerala model has broad ramifications for understanding the relationship between substantive democracy and market economies in low-income countries.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Tables
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction: Kerala in Theoretical Perspective
Chapter 1. Classes and States in the Making of Development
PART I. AGRICULTURE
Chapter 2. Tenants and Laborers in Kerala's Agrarian Transformation
Chapter 3. The Institutionalization of Class Conflict in Agriculture
Chapter 4. Class Compromise and the Development of Capitalist Agriculture
PART 2. INDUSTRY
Chapter 5. Mobilization and Transformation in Industry
Chapter 6. Crisis and Compromise in the Unorganized Sector
Chapter 7. Accumulationist Strategies: The Decline of Militancy in the Organized Factory Sector
Conclusion: The Democratic Developmental State
Works Cited
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 20. Sep 2019)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
ISBN:
9781501720734
OCLC:
1083598260
Publisher Number:
10.7591/9781501720734 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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