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Published: 14 October 2015

352 Pages | 4 pie charts in Ch. 13, half tone

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199453290

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Making the Poor Free?

India's Unique Identification Number

S.K. Das

  • Extremely topical in nature; a must-read in the context of the various debates around the implementation of the Aadhaar/UID project in India and the Supreme Court's order to the government in this regard
  • Brilliantly applies the philospher Michel Foucault's theory of 'governmentality' in trying to address several questions around the project
  • Fills in a large gap in any critical analyses of this unique and controversial scheme, particularly in trying to examine its effectiveness for the poor
  • Provides adequate empirics to support the various arguments

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