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Reinventing state capitalism in India: a view from the energy sector
Despite three decades of liberalization, the public sector’s contribution to the Indian economy remains crucial but underappreciated. Particularly striking is the resilience of central public sectorExpand
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The politics of electricity reform: Evidence from West Bengal, India
Abstract Across many developing countries, the power sector persistently underperforms despite years of market reform efforts. India, where de facto responsibility for the power sector rests withExpand
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The Asian Anthropocene: Electricity and Fossil Developmentalism
Much scholarship extrapolates global narratives of the Anthropocene from the “fossil capitalism” of European imperial powers. This analysis deploys the alternative lens of grid electricity—the greatExpand
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Dissipated energy: Indian electric power and the politics of blame
This article presents the Indian electricity sector as a case study of the evasion of responsibility in public policy. India's electricity policy repeatedly fails to meet its own targets and isExpand
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Feeling Modern: The History of Emotions in Urban South Asia 1
The foundation of history's recent ‘emotional turn’ is that emotions matter in shaping individual and social motivations. Their importance is not just instrumental: against the explanatory grain ofExpand
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Underpowered: electricity policy and the state in India, 1991-2014
How has the Indian state changed with economic liberalization? While many scholars have explored the altered party politics and class basis of the liberalization-era state, few have studied itsExpand
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