Addresses the socio-political factors such as ideas and interests of political actors, which produce the different levels of foreign direct investment (FDI) in states of India.
Why are some states in India able to facilitate foreign capital inflows better while others are not? This book addresses the socio-political factors such as ideas and interests of political actors, which produce the different levels of foreign direct investment (FDI) in states of India. It studies the causal role of disparate state-society relations in the evolution of institutions facilitating and regulating FDI inflows in the states through a comparative case study on the manufacturing industries of Tamil Nadu and Odisha.
Table of contents:
Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. FDI inflows in India: ideas, interests, and institutional change; 3. FDI inflows in Tamil Nadu: inclusionary ideas, weakened interests, and incremental institutional change; 4. Making FDI work in Tamil Nadu; 5. FDI inflows in Odisha: weakened ideas, strong interests, and unstable institutional change; 6. Making FDI work in Odisha?; 7. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
Sojin Shin is at the Institute of South Asian Studies at the National University of Singapore. Her research focuses on India's political economy and regional politics. As a comparative political scientist and area specialist, she is interested in puzzles of uneven economic and political development among Indian states.