Welfare Schemes, the State and Corruption in India: Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches
Workshop, 19. – 20. Juni 2017
Prof. Dr. Katharina Michaelowa, Prof. Dr. Nicolas Martin
Asien-Orient-Institut – Indologie, Institut für Politikwissenschaft und UFSP Asien und Europa
Asien-Orient-Institut, Rämistrasse 59, CH-8001 Zurich
Montag, 19. Juni: Raum RAA E-08
Dienstag, 20. Juni: Raum RAA E-30
In its bid to alleviate poverty, the Indian state has been providing citizens with a growing range of welfare entitlements—ranging from pensions, housing plots, free midday meals, employment guarantees through the NREGA scheme, and subsidized rations. However the extent to which these entitlements have reached their intended beneficiaries has varied across states, and across regions within states. In this conference, international scholars from across several disciplines will seek to explain why particular schemes have or haven’t been successfully implemented in different Indian contexts.