Recent demonetisation efforts by Narendra Modi have attempted to address underlying issues of power and distribution in India. But have these measures addressed the problem of India's 'black economy' ?
About the speaker: Stuart Corbridge has been Vice Chancellor and Warden of Durham University since September 2015. Before that he was the first Provost of LSE. Corbridge has worked on development theory, the geopolitics of money and issues relating to governance and governmentality in contemporary India. Most of his academic career was spent at Cambridge and LSE (25 years), but he has also worked in the United States. Corbridge carried out fieldwork in eastern India on a regular basis from 1979 to 2003. He is the author, with Glyn Williams, Manoj Srivastava and Rene Veron, of Seeing the State: Governance and Governmentality in India (CUP 2005) and, with Craig Jeffrey and John Harriss, India Today: Economy, Politics and Society (Polity 2013).