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Anthony P. D’Costa Achin Chakraborty (Editors), Dynamics of Asian Development Series
This volume is based on a conference organized in Kolkata by the Australia India
Institute, University of Melbourne, and the Institute of Development Studies
Kolkata in December 2015. The title of the conference was Instruments of
Intervention: Capitalist Development and the Remolding of the Indian State. The aim was to tackle three broad threads, without foreclosing others. They are the changing nature of the relationship between state and capital, the mediating role of society in influencing developmental outcomes, to analyze the seemingly contradictory roles of the state in undertaking major state-sponsored social programs, and opening up greater spaces for the market, and to examine the dynamic relationship between the state and the form of democracy under changing political regimes. These three threads are present in this volume.