The Promised Land: Analysing Land Distribution Policy Through the Typology of Political Regimes
Posted: 23 Sep 2016
Date Written: September 1, 2015
This paper examines the varying degree of success in land distribution policies in India by comparing the type of political regime in the respective states. The hypothesis is that the ideology (or lack thereof) of the ruling political party has a bearing on the success of land distribution. The methodological framework used is the typology of Indian states based on their welfare policy success done by Atul Kohli. The typical states selected under each of the three typologies of states are Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Kerala. The paper concludes that political parties with left or left of centre ideology are more conducive to creating a policy environment of land distribution than other kinds of parties.
Keywords: Land Distribution; Land Policy; Political Regimes; Typology; India
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