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Politics and the Right to Work: India's National Rural Employment Guarantee Act

Rob Jenkins and James Manor

Abstract

India's National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA), passed in 2005, has been among the developing world's most ambitious anti-poverty initiatives. By “guaranteeing” 100 days of work annually to every rural household, NREGA sought to advance the Indian constitution's commitment to securing citizens’ “right to work”. This book is not a technical evaluation of program performance. It offers instead a detailed analysis of the politics surrounding NREGA: the model of political action that motivated its architects, the public advocacy and parliamentary maneuvering involved in its passage, the p ... More

Keywords: Democracy, India, Poverty, Rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190608309
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190608309.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rob Jenkins, author
Hunter College

James Manor, author
School of Advanced Study, University of London