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Collective Villages in the Chinese Market

This paper studies the functioning of collectives in China's market system. How do they combine welfare provisions with the need for efficiency? How do they solve the free rider' problem discussed in relation to common property systems? Given that there does not exist a separate class of owners, do the collectives lead to a higher income level for the producers? Do they have a tendency to distribute more as benefits to workers and accumulate less than standard capitalist firms? Can one identify a stratum of managers within the collectives? If so, what are their relations to the workers?

Women and Land Rights in Cambodia

Kyoko Kusakabe Wang Yunxian Govind Kelkar After the abandonment of the 'krom samaki' system of collective farming in 1989, both women and men of the People's Republic of Kampuchea secured equal titles to land under the liberalisation process adopted by the government. However, with contradictory and unclear legislation and with no checks and balances, the number of land disputes increased dramatically. This article attempts to understand the effect of this phenomenon on women's social position and on gender relations in Cambodia.

The Left and Feminism

The Left and Feminism Kumari Jayawardena Govind Kelkar The spectre of western feminism has been used by many left party leaders and left ideologues to attack local feminists as bourgeois, westernised and influenced by 'white' feminism. In such campaigns against feminism, the left often finds itself in strange company along with the Ayatollahs and bther fundamentalists, who whip up xenophobia about western 'decadence'.

Final Act of June Fourth China

Govind Kelkar The profile of June Fourth China started to emerge in December 1978 at the Third Plenum of the 11th Party Congress. It was then that Deng having seized power launched new policies of economic reform and political orientation

Unity and Struggle-A Report on Nari Mukti Sangharsh Sammelan

A Report on Nari Mukti Sangharsh Sammelan Gail Omvedt Chetna Gala Govind Kelkar Despite the many tensions between the urban feminists and the mass-movement oriented feminists and the basic controversy on the question of larger political linkages and autonomy the Sammelan showed that the women's movement does have a common feminist perspective which sees the state as the main upholder of patriarchy and women's subordination.

Policy towards Women before and after Cultural Revolution-A Feminist Perspective

Policy towards Women before and after Cultural Revolution A Feminist Perspective Govind Kelkar Women in Rural China, Policy towards Women before and after the Cultural Revolution by Vibeke Hemmel and Pia Sindbjerg; Curzon Press and Humanities Press, Scandinavian Institute of Asian Studies, Copenhagen, 1984. Revolution Postponed, Women in Contemporary China by Margery Wolf; Stanford University Press, 1985.

Impact of Household Contract System on Women in Rural China

on Women in Rural China Govind Kelkar This paper examines the gender-specific implications of the household contract system in rural China. In particular, it aims to fa) show how the effects of the current economic reforms have been largely negative for women; (b) examine the ideological terms in which the woman question has been discussed in China; and (c) discuss the strong reactions which the official policies of mobilising women for the modernisation programmes have evoked from the Women's Federation of China.

GOBAR GAS-Showpiece of Sadiqpura

price shops, including private outlets, is proposed to be increased from 2.5 lakh at present to 3,5 lakh by the end of the Sixth Plan, Of the latter, only about one lakh would be consumer cooperatives. That there are already 2.5 lakh fair, price shops and that ' they have made hardly any dent in regard to supplies of essential goods in rural areas are a clear warning about their future role. Again, the proposition that "since a considerable infrastructure of private retail outlets exists and these have generally been operating for a long time, they could continue to play an important role in the public distribution during the Sixth Plan period also" has dangerous implications. These private outlets are the very exploitative agencies and how can they be treated as effective outlets for public distribution without at least some social control over them?


mance [of the banks] in respect of priority lending has been positively unsatisfactory, especially since the deceleration in lending to these sectors has occurred just when the banking system was highly liquid". Though the banks have been set a target of 33.1/3 per cent of total credit to the priority sectors (compared to the present level of about 28 per cent), the share of priority sectors in incremental credit expansion during the current financial year upto October actually declined to 31 per cent from 55 per cent in the corresponding period of the last financial year. As a result, the average ratio of priority sector advances which had gone up from 25.7 per cent in March had remained at 28.4 per cent in October


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