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The Resource Democracy, civil society and health in India, Madhvi Gupta, Pushkar, (electronic book)

Democracy, civil society and health in India, Madhvi Gupta, Pushkar, (electronic book)

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Democracy, civil society and health in India
Title
Democracy, civil society and health in India
Statement of responsibility
Madhvi Gupta, Pushkar
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Language
eng
Summary
  • India's health failures remain visible and pronounced despite high rates of economic growth since the 1980s and more than six decades of democratic rule. The authors address the key issues that emerge from the country's health situation, speculating on what it will take for low-income groups to begin claiming for better social services.
  • 'In this plain-spoken book Gupta and Pushkar argue that India's 'citizen elites' must do more to enable the poor in making sustained demands for health-related services. Their insightful and rigorous argument draws on a remarkable range of evidence, from field research in low-income communities in New Delhi to reflections on citizen activism in Brazil.' - James McGuire, author of Wealth, Health, and Democracy in East Asia and Latin America 'Democracy, Civil Society and Health in India is a compelling and well-researched book in which the authors highlight a crucial linkage between civil society capacity and provision of basic health services and provide a convincing demonstration of how sustained claims-making can impact on human development outcomes in the most direct way possible.' - Antonia Maioni, McGill University, Canada 'Gupta and Pushkar expand our understanding of the reasons and processes that hinder a robust demand for greater and deeper public policy intervention in health by examining a broad range of relevant factors that impede the emergence of a more engaged civil society in this sector.' - Amit Prakash, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India 'India's resilient democracy has resulted in many positive outcomes. However, millions in the country lack access to social services, including healthcare. In this wonderful book, Gupta and Pushkar explain why large numbers of Indians fail to effectively claim their rights and what needs be done so that they do so.' - Dan Banik, Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo, Norway
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UK-WkNB
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Gupta, Madhvi
Dewey number
362.10954
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Pushkar
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  • Public health
  • Medical care
  • Social service
  • Sanitation
  • Water resources development
Summary expansion
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
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Democracy, civil society and health in India, Madhvi Gupta, Pushkar, (electronic book)
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Publication
Contents
1. Introduction: India's Health Puzzle 2. Democracy, Civil Society, and Claims-making in India 3. Why are India's poor not making claims for health? 4. What will it take for the poor to demand health services? 5. Conclusion: Democracy, Civil Society and Claims-making for Public Services
Control code
9781137365750
Extent
146 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137365750
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unspecified
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  • PDF.
  • Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Label
Democracy, civil society and health in India, Madhvi Gupta, Pushkar, (electronic book)
Publication
Contents
1. Introduction: India's Health Puzzle 2. Democracy, Civil Society, and Claims-making in India 3. Why are India's poor not making claims for health? 4. What will it take for the poor to demand health services? 5. Conclusion: Democracy, Civil Society and Claims-making for Public Services
Control code
9781137365750
Extent
146 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137365750
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
  • PDF.
  • Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user

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