Background to Globalisation
by Avinash Jha
Price: Rs. 150/- US $10 outside India Pages: 180 Paperback Print 2000 Reprint 2001
Also available in Hindi.
Globalisation has intensified the domination of societies by considerations of economy and state power. This book traces this trend from the beginnings of modern world and documents the emergence of the U.S.-led global system after the second world war. The most visible aspects of globalisation today are the explosion of the financial markets and the so-called information revolution.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Globalisation, Markets and Changing lives
Chapter II: Origins of the modern global Economy in Europe
Chapter III: Philosophies of Progress
Chapter IV: The Rise of the U S Led Global Economy
Chapter V : The Crises in the world Economy and the Emergence of Globalisation
Chapter VI: The Globalised World
Changing the Stream: Backgrounder on the Women's Movement in India
by Shubha Chacko
A Backgrounder on the Women's Movement in India
This publication outlines the nature and constituents of the Movement, as also its engagement with the State, with various institutions and its bid to influence and rewrite agendas. It captures the various strands that make up the women's movement and proceeds to look at where we are now before finally setting out some of the challenges facing us.
Table of Contents
I Contextualising The Struggle
II Our Movement, Ourselves
III Tracing the Path of the Struggle
IV Violence Against Women, Women Against Violence
V The Wrong Arm of the Law?
VI The Body Politic: Women's Health
VII Other Engagements
VIII The Politics of Identity
IX Women and the State
X Women, Development and the state
XI Women and Environment
XII The Future: Looking forward
LETS Make it happen
a CED Backgrounder on Alternative Economics
Lets make it happen, is a plea for creating collective economic institutions including community currency, development of local markets and bio-mass based industry. It is a backgrounder on Alternative economics for activists and social workers, which says, TAMA: There Are Many Alternatives, to mainstream Globalisation and to an economics which continuously marginalises the poor
Table of Contents:
Section I : Towards a New Economics: The struggle against TINA is firstly conceptual and thus begins with challenging some of the basic assumptions of classical economics.
Section II: Market Fundamentalism
The nature and functioning of the modern market lies at the heart of the crisis precipitated by the prevailing form of globalisation.
Section III: New Money
Paper money in the bank is quated with wealth rather than tangibles like natural resources that actually sustain life.
Section IV: Going Local
Cosmopolitian Localism, which is not a cloaked parachialism, involves new approaches to evaluating real wealth creating sustainability and promoting true peace and international security.
The surge in Hindutva politics in the late 1980s raised the crucial question of the similarities and dissimilarities between communalism and fascism.
The demolition of the Babri mosque in 1992 and subsequent widespread violence of 1992-93, the formation of a BJP led government in 1998, and particularly the Gujarat Carnage of 2002 lent even greater urgency and sharpness to the debate.
This short book examines the question in some detail essentially for the general, non-specialist reader.
It dwells on the specificity of the Gujarat Carnage as well as the characteristics of the Sangh Parivar. It also explores the essential distinguishing traits of fascism – as a generic movement. It then seeks to compare the classic fascist organizations and the Sangh Parivar.
The Introduction and Conclusion (called Prelude and Afterthoughts) attempt to place the debate in the context of contemporary Indian reality..
Sandeep Pendse, based in Mumbai, is an independent researcher and writer
Secularism and Secular Action
by Shweta Damle
The constant attack on the secular fabric of the Indian society in the last two decades has been raising a fundamental issue about the concept of secularism - its alien-ness to India.
Price: Rs. 90/- [English] US $ 10 outside India Pages: 73 Paperback Print 2008
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