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Development Politics and Society : Left Politics in Kerala: A Disinterested Perspective

R.K. Suresh Kumar and P. Suresh Kumar

ISBN 10: 8131305015 / ISBN 13: 9788131305010
Published by APH Pub, 2012
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Contents Foreword Acknowledgement Abbreviations Introduction 1 Development perceptions dynamics in India and the third world 2 Production forces and relations Kerala in the formation 3 Initiating development parties policies and personalities 4 Strengthening the Kerala model The Achutha Menon Legacy 5 Conflicts apparent and real and the development debacle 6 New perceptions on development and the left 7 Conclusion Appendixes Bibliography IndexThe role of political parties in governance and development has emerged as a relevant theme in academic discourses This book examines the above them pertaining to Kerala focusing on the strength and weakness of left political parties in the state Kerala society is beset with problems In the economic sphere the Kerala Model of Development KMD failed in producing growth its society faces many crises and its politics is besieged with conflicts Kerala moved ahead of other states in modernity and progress Its propel have emphatically stood for human dignity and realized it through their collective action It was the enlightened social reformers who enkindled the collective wisdom of the Keralites Subsequently the Communist Party succeeded in carrying forward the legacy of this collective wisdom Naturally the people voted them to power in 1957 Though the initiatives in the material development of the state started with them from 1957 onwards they failed in transmitting the achievements in the social sphere to the economy Their ideological positions and assertions became inconsistent with the ethos sand value systems evolved in the sub-continent over the centuries As such they could not follow the political development taking place in the country They also failed in comprehending the global expansion of the productive forces How did such inconsistencies and failures affect Kerala society Are the left parties capable of addressing such issues This book is a bold attempt to address all such issues It unravels all the societal changes that are taking place in multitudinous directions 240 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 100233

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