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Prejudiced View of Fiji

and co-operative sector in the major sugar producing states revealed better capacity utilisation by the private sector in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh. However, in Karnataka and Maharashtra the co-operatives showed better capacity utilisation* Pursuit of some of these questions may yield useful insights.

Nepali Election Results and Their Implications

Nepali Election Results and Their Implications Anirudha Gupta While the Nepali Congress has won a convincing majority in the recent parliamentary elections, its near-total debacle in the Kathmandu valley has rocked the party's collective leadership.

Change of Guard in Kathmandu

on the same day. The matter was then apparently "discussed" with the chief minister. It then goes on to say that the chief minister sanctioned prosecution in March 1990 (more than a year later) after satisfying himself with the facts and circumstances of the cases. The implications of this are not spelt out.

Eclectic Venture

Anirudha Gupta Democracy in Asia edited by Larry Diamond, Juan J Linz, Seymour Martin Lipset; Vistaar Publications (a division of SAGE Publications India) New

A Brahmanic Framework of Power in South Asia

India's immediate concern is to establish primacy in the South Asian region whereby its neighbours accept that their national security must become complementary to its own. This calls for the construction of a regional order in which the ranks of South Asian nation are determined by the nature of their relations with India.

MPs Brigade at Kathmandu

Anirudha Gupta History is easily distorted. In a mighty peroration on 'the universal urge for freedom', Congress(I) MP M J Akbar told the Kathmandu convention that he was opposed to any compromise on fundamentals. As a popular biographer of Jawaharlal Nehru, Akbar should know that the compromise on democracy in Nepal was made at the instance of Nehru himself.

Living with Neighbours Which Way

Living with Neighbours: Which Way? Anirudha Gupta WITH the departure of the Pakistani foreign minister, Sahibzada Yakub Khan, the NF government's round of talks with high-powered delegations from the neighbouring capitals can be taken as over. What did these talks

Will Malta Prevent Another Reich

Anirudha Gupta In more ways than one, the partitioning of Germany after the War had helped to secure European stability as well as its unprecedented economic recovery No wonder then that it is one thing to give verbal support to the notion of German reunification and quite another to see it turning into reality ON the eve of the Malta summit, the chancellor of West Germany, Helmut Kohl, outlined a 10-point programme for a federation with East Germany. Speaking to parliament, Kohl stated that reunification was Bonn's eventual goal, but he qualified this by saying that as a complex long-term issue it could only be resolved in a European context.

India-Nepal Discord

India-Nepal Discord Anirudha Gupta Several international conventions as well as the non-aligned movement have accepted the principle that landlocked countries must be provided free access to and from the sea and freedom of transit in order to help them overcome their economic backwardness. This supports Nepal's argument for a separate treaty for transit, which it says is a necessary permanent condition for trade and must be a long-term arrangement.

India and Fiji Faulty Perspective

The government of India has over-stressed the racial factor in Fiji and failed to take into account the complexities of the domestic and external linkages in the South Pacific region as a whole. This has suited the established external powers as, without any effort on their part, they saw India distancing itself from the nationalist stirrings in the area.

India, Fiji and South Pacific

pages contain only a single point of unqualified praise for the project. This is reserved for the technical aspects of milk collection and processing which are judged to be competent and effective.

Approaches to Study of African Political Systems-Peeling Off the Wrapping

This paper attempts to identify and describe the various possible approaches to the study of African political systems. Arguing that neither a purely formalist approach (in terms of written laws and constitutions) nor a structuralist approach (based on the proclaimed ideologies) can serve as reliable guides to probe the direction and functioning of the political systems currently prevailing in Africa, the paper considers three alternative approaches: the personal-psychological, the anthropological and the Marxist or neoMarxist. It finds that a class analysis of African political process helps one to cross the barriers earlier raised by the development school. As most African economies function as sub- ordinate units in the network of international finance and market systems, the dynamics of inter-relationship between the material base and the political superstructure can only be analysed in the context of the impact of external forces on Africa's internal developments.

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