Journal article

Caste, class, and clientelism: A political economy of everyday corruption in rural north India

C Jeffrey

ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY | ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY | Published : 2002

Abstract

Corruption has reemerged as an important issue in research on geography and development, but there has been little research on the relationship between corruption and class reproduction in rural areas of poorer countries. This article presents insights into how low-level economic corruption actually works within institutions that are responsible for purchasing sugarcane in rural western Uttar Pradesh, India, and the role of this corruption in perpetuating material inequalities within rural society. The discussion is based on 12 months of intensive field research on the economic and social strategies of a dominant caste of rich farmers in Meerut District, western Uttar Pradesh. In this articl..

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