Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

10

Date

2010

Date of Award

4-22-2010

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Major

Political Science

Committee Chair

Matthias Kaelberer

Committee Member

Robert Blanton

Committee Member

Nicole Detraz

Abstract

This paper assesses the relationship between democracy and a service-led model of economic growth by analyzing the political and economic development of India. The Indian model of development is unique for two reasons. First, India’s economic growth is due, in large part, to the success of its service sector as opposed to growth in traditional industry. Second, it has seen its economy take off under democratic rule. This paper asks whether these two unique features of the Indian case are related. Does democracy necessitate a service sector path to development? It appears that linkages exist between democracy and the service-led path to development. This paper explores the generalizability of the India model of development and assesses the sustainability of services led growth.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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