A Discursive Dominance Theory of Economic Reform Sustainability: The Case of India

@article{Sharma2008ADD,
  title={A Discursive Dominance Theory of Economic Reform Sustainability: The Case of India},
  author={Chanchal Kumar Sharma},
  journal={India Review},
  year={2008},
  volume={10},
  pages={126 - 184}
}
This article hypothesizes that economic reforms become sustainable when the discursive conditions prevailing in society tip against the existing paradigm under exceptional circumstances. Thus, unless the pro-liberalization constituencies dominate the development discourse, economic reforms, initiated under the exigencies of crisis and conditionalities, or carried out by a convinced executive with or without the stimulus of a crisis, will be reversed. The discursive conditions are determined… 

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