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Democratic Dividends

C H Hanumantha Rao’s illuminating article “India and China: A Comparison of the Role of Sociopolitical Factors in Inclusive Growth” (EPW, 16 April 2011) describes the sociopolitical factors that favour or stand in the way of promoting inclusive growth. For China the single party system and the totalitarian regime stand in the way of fostering inclusive growth. Inclusive growth depends largely on participation of the common man in the democratic process simultaneously with material progress. While China is far ahead of India in material prosperity, the common people have been denied the political right to express their views in the growth process.

Saroj Upadhyay

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