Indian In The Globalising Era : A Multidisciplinary Perspective
About the Book
Much of the change that one experiences in India in recent times are arguably the effects of the Globalisation maelstrom – the complex of hegemonic economic structures and forces operated upon by powerful economies of developed countries' ,TNCs, flexible capital accumulation which are inducing a new international division of labour, communication and technological super revolution amidst other far reaching changes and in multitudinous ways are increasing the density of transnational interdependence. This collection has papers on this contemporaneous theme of Globalisation and its impact on developing countries, especially on India. It presents the implications of this governing leitmotif of over-arching genre across various fields with an interdisciplinary approach on the polity, the constitution and federalization process, the economic infrastructure, specific sectors of desiderative and disparities, Education, Labour etc. The papers of this collection by eminent specialists have a central over-arching commonality – i.e., they present perspectives which emphasize the interstices of internal inequalities of wealth , productivity and power in the Indian context while outlining the iniquitous nature of the structure of relations existing already, which when impacted upon by the highly inegalitarian and exploitative processes of contemporary global forces are leading to deplorable and negative repercussions such as increasing immiserization , various imbalances while decreasing the share of entitlements, rights, democratic space of the poor and the most vulnerable. All this is happening in tandem alongside with the 'retreat of the state' from public domain and welfare functions. The social impact of this have been overwhelming and there has been aggravation in the extent and trends in inequality, poverty, and well-being in India. The papers string together the view that Globalization creating enormous potential for economic advancement is largely a chimera ,as it also creates new and unsurmountable. They also posit the view that India , has the intrinsic capability and strength to resist globalization and its economy has the strength to weather out its serious repercussions including the cyclic depressions that the world economy is prone to enter in like the one currently on. About the Author SUBHENDU RANJAN RAJ is an Associate Professor in Political Science in .G.D.A.V.E. College (University of Delhi). After his M.A. and M.Phil. from University of Delhi his Ph.D dissertation was on 'The Nature of Coalition Politics: A Framework for Power Sharing' at the Centre for Federal Studies, Delhi. His fields of specialisation are Comparative Politics, Indian Politics Political Economy an Development Studies. He has presented papers at many prestigious international and national seminars. He is credited with the book entitled 'Political Coalitions in India' (forthcoming). MAHENDRA PRASAD SINGH is a Professor of Political Science at the university of Delhi. He majored in Comparative Politics and South Asian Politics and earned his Ph.D with a dissertation on the Indian National Congress in 1969 at the University of Alberta , Canada under the supervision of Professor Robert Raymond Gilsdorf. He has published many articles and research papers in India and abroad in the fields of Indian, Canadian, and South Asian Politics and philosophy of science and history of research methodology. His recent publications include Indian Judiciary and Politics: The Changing Landscape (New Delhi: Manohar, 2007). co-edited with B.D. Dua and Rekha Saxena and Politics in South Asia (forthcoming). Co-edited with Veena Kukreja.
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9788178311616
EAN: 9788178311616
Publisher Date: 2008
Binding: Hardback
Illustrations: Illustrations
No of Pages: 374
Width: 165 mm
ISBN-10: 8178311615
Publisher: Manak Publications
Publisher Imprint: Manak Publications
Height: 230 mm
Language: English
Type: Further/Higher Education