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Prespectives

Prespectives
A Marshall Plan for Creditors and Speculators Michel Chossudovsky FOLLOWING the dramatic nosedive of the Russian rouble, financial markets around the world had plummeted to abysmally low levels. The...
Conflicts in India C Chandramohan dependence and reciprocal obligations, both economic and social. The landlord by virtue of his large landholdings was in a position to ensure food security for his...
Kerala CPI(M): All That Is Solid Melts into Air K T Rammohan With party unity reaching breaking point and the fact becoming increasingly transparent to the public eye, the polit bureau of the CPI(M...
In a country like India where extreme social stratification and increasing social turmoil are likely to sharply affect the ideas and opinions of people, including judicial officers, putting in human...
Rating Agencies and Capital Market Reform: A Plea for Self-Regulation D N Ghosh There have been several instances in recent times of the market not taking kindly to the actions of rating agencies...
Mahbub ul Haq IT will come to you as no surprise that I fully endorse the thesis that there should be a genuine commitment by the existing nuclear powers to a concrete timetable for nuclear...
Light of the Communist Manifesto IN one way or another, the Manifesto is even more true today than in 1849 when it was written. Marx was first and foremost a student and critic of capitalism, Marx...
Challenge of Tackling Counter-Productive Trends Medha Nanivadekar IF one is to go by the statements of the ministers in the BJP-led coalition government, the 81 st constitutional amendment bill...
and Identity Politics NaliniRajan DESPITE the Hindu nationalist rhetoric, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's slogan of 'one nation, one culture, one people' has its roots in post-Renaissance...
The Tropical Botanical Garden and Research Institute in Kerala has successfully produced an anti stress drug from a local plant using the indigenous knowledge of the local tribals, the Kanis. In its...
Intellectual Community Some Unasked Questions Daya Krishna THE almost complete silence of 'intellectuals' all lover the world regarding the US behaviour in its conflict with Iraq is a cause for...
The Sentence and the Promise in Development Studies T V Sathyamurthy IN the double metaphor that I have chosen for the title, I have attempted to capture the fate of a majority of people in the...
Nirmal Kumar Chandra DESPlTE the collapse of the USSR, Marxism remains to this day the only ideology that galvanises countless men and women cutting across the boundaries of nation, race, religion,...
Loss of Moral Stature and Courage Vinay Krishin Gidwani While the economic and political consequences, and underlying logic, of the nuclear tests requite to be critically evaluated, the reasons for...
Adam Hochschild A CURIOUS personal experience made me realise for the first time what a powerful force globalisation is. As an American journalist, I was working in 1991 in what was then still the...
Language of Security Ramaswamy R Iyer CONFLICT Resolution' has become a favoured subject of study in recent years, In particular, the possibility of conflicts over scarce natural resources has...
Is There an Ethical Basis for Capital Punishment? Nalini Rajan A FEW months ago, the Doordarshan's national network featured a talk show on capital punishment. What was remarkable about the...
Critical Issues for Women Studies Maithreyi Krishnaraj THREE events of major import have made imperative a re-examining and rethinking of the relationship between women and the public domain, By...
Jan Breman While the total and swift collapse of the Asian stock exchanges and money markets during the last few months may not spell the undoing of the Asian miracle and the beginning of the end of...
Policies Good for India? This article examines an empirical regularity with respect to Indian industrial behavior and sets out the implications that fallow from the result derived from the empirical...
India and Indonesia After 50 Years of Independence M S R Manjunatha IT is really amazing that there is so little contact today between India, the giant of south Asia, and Indonesia. Ask an average...
The belated entry of geographers into the field of analysis of international operations of large industrial organisations was initially marked by a stress on individual organisations and regional...
Whither Studies of Asian Democratisation? Olle Tornquist While new popular forces are quite successful as single issue pressure groups, or in deepening civil, society and generating social capital...
of National Economy S P Shukla THE major task facing us in the economic sphere is to make a determined and concerted bid to restore a measure of autonomy in the management of the national economy...
The Official Discourse Around PITA Gopika Solanki Gitanjali Gangoli Official discourse on prostitution legislative and legal debates and judicial attitudes reveals a disturbing ambivalence towards...
Public Policy and the Financial System A Dilemma of Two Cultures N A Mujumdar The financial sector reforms introduced as part of economic liberalisation have done the economy more harm than good...
The European Union A Model for Regional Co-operation in South Asia? Jakob Rosel The gradual evolution of the European Union has coalesced into a myth where steadfastness, singularity of purpose and...
Redefining Development An Alternative Paradigm Bagaram Tulpule THE only model of development placed before us today is the one represented by what are called the 'developed' or industrialised...
Given that the marginalisation of women is integrally linked to the marginalisation of all decent people from our party politics, we need wide-spectrum electoral reforms that will curb the role of...
Pakistan: Religion, Politics and Society Asghar Ali Engineer WAS Pakistan created for Islam or for Muslims, is an important question. There is divided opinion on this. Some ideologues of Pakistan...
Understanding Deve Gowda James Manor Deve Gowda's past may turn out to be a poor guide to his premiership, but this account of a number of events, tendencies and recurring themes in his career may...
Neo-Liberalism and Daily Life James Petras Steve Vieux Data on the effects of unemployment, underemployment and low-paid employment in the US reveal a strong tendency for the downwardly mobile to...
Shrinking Democracy and Expanding Trade New Shape of the Imperial State James Petras Steve Vieux The new configuration of state power by neoliberalism depends upon the destruction of the chief '...
Political Situation in Kashmir Duped by Media and Government Gautam Navlakha Rita Manchanda Tapan K Bose While elections in the Kashmir valley were held in the massive presence of Indian army and...
Demographic Outcomes, Economic Development and Women's Agency INDIA is a country of striking demographic diversity. Even broad comparisons between different states within the country bring out...
Sahmat and Politics of Cultural Intervention Sudhanva Deshpande IN November 1988, the working class of Delhi went on a successful seven-day strike under the leadership of the Centre of Indian Trade...
Elections without Party System Rajni Kothari POLITICAL debate in the country seems to have got hung on the idea of a 'hung parliament' and the coming era of coalition government at the centre that...
Hospitalisation Insurance: A Proposal T N Krishnan By preventing erosion of their already low incomes, a health insurance plan is aim indirectly an income protection plan for the poor, This note...
On the Making of the Next Century THE 20th century arrived a little late, in 1905, when the Russian army was defeated by Japanese troops in the battlefield of Crimea. As if in apology, the 21st...
Uttarakhand Agitation and Other Backward Classes Emma Mawdsley IN July 1994, a mass movement began in the eight hill districts of Uttar Pradesh against the imposition of 27 per cent reservation for...
'Post-Communist' Societies: Return of the Reformed Natives Dawa Norbu THE velvet revolutions of 1989 and 1991 evoked more emotional response than critical reflection, and quite understandably so...
Chechnya: Russian Fiasco Rama Sampath Kumar THE administrative units of the Russian federation are composed of 55 provinces or regions, 2 cities (Moscow and St Petersburg), 21 republics, and 11...
How are women effected by the growing religious fundamentalism in the Muslim World? And how do they, in the national and international context resist what is imposed upon them in the name of...
Towards an Indian Agenda for the Indian Left Yogendra Yadav THIS note is addressed to all those who identify with one or another form of the Indian left today: the communist parties, 'naxalites',...
Psychology and Challenge of Postmodern Condition Ananta Giri Postmodern challenge to psychology is not confined to the reconceptualisation of the human need and the rethinking of the process of...
Stagflation, Unemployment and Oligopoly S R Sen How best to deal with the growing oligopolistic and oligarchic trends with a view to ensuring that their adverse effects on employment and economic...
Problematising Nationalism A Raghurama Raju The problem of nationalism in India needs to be approached not from the perspective of derivation/autonomy but from that of incorporation/assimilation. It...
The Third Stratum Nirmal Mukarji The fundamental question before panchayats everywhere in the country has for long been whether they are there for development functions only or for the wider purpose...
Communal Riots: Anticipation, Containment and Prevention S R Sen With the growth of fundamentalism, Hindu-Muslim riots are likely to become more frequent as also more dangerous, due to the easy...
India's Political System: What Is To Be Done? S R Sen The needed reform of our political system would cover several areas and there are bound to be many alternative proposals. This article has the...
Tradition, Power and Humanism Boudhayan Chattopadhyay One of the sources of the loss of legitimacy of 'existing socialism' as well as of 'organisation capitalism' is their alienation from the human...
India, Islam and the Pall of Postmodernism V R Krishna Iyer The Islamic fold faces a grave crisis
Rajwade's Weltanschauung and German Thought G P Deshpande It would be wrong to describe V K Rajwade as either a brahminical or a Hindu thinker. While there were many elements in his thought which...
Forgetting to Remember T Krishna Kumar Instead of remembering P C Mahalanobis and his many-sided contributions, the country has forgotten him and the legacy he left behind. A critical review of the...
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