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Negative Impressions Mask Positive Developments in Seattle

The protests and other civil society actions in Seattle brought together a large number of groups who, notwithstanding their different and sometimes conflicting agendas, shared a common demand to be heard by the WTO policy-makers, called for greater transparency and accountability on the part of the WTO and expressed a deep distrust of the kind of doctrinaire neo-liberalism reflected in the so-called ‘Washington Consensus’.

Structural Adjustment vs Environment

More than a year and a half after the adoption of the new economic policies and the structural adjustment programme, there has been almost no serious analysis of their implications on the living environment of our citizens. While it is no doubt difficult to predict their impact with accuracy because of the complex interplay of various economic, social, political and ecological factors, it is possible to make some assessment based on past developmental trends in India and the experiences of other third world countries under similar programmes.

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