Issue: July 2014
 
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It is a well-worn cliché that ‘People get the leaders they deserve’. It perhaps hides and distorts as much as it reveals the real processes at work in a...
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Elections in India over the years have gone from strength to strength largely through a series of electoral reforms. Yet, there are still some areas of concern that need to be addressed. Election law has undergone numerous amendments to meet the requirements of new challenges and changing situations...

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  Electoral Reforms through the years
S Y Qureshi
  Elections in India over the years have gone from strength to strength largely through a series of electoral reforms. Yet, there are still some areas o...
  Electoral Reforms: A Peep in the Past and Look Ahead
Jagdeep Chhokar
  Leaving now our laurels alone, it becomes imperative to take stock of the present state of affairs which causes concern and anxiety because of the exi...
  Some Policy Issues in Indian Agriculture
S Mahendra Dev
  The performance of Agriculture in India is important as the sector not only contributes to overall growth of the economy but also provides employment ...
  Hyper Plurality of Candidates and Indian Electoral Reforms
Kaushik Bhattacharya
  Election for the sixteenth Lok Sabha in India has recently been completed and a new government has already sworn in. Regular conduction of such electi...
  The Electoral Participation of Women
Lakshmi Iyer
  The Women’s Reservation Bill, which seeks to reserve one-third of all seats in the Lok Sabha and the state legislatures for women, is yet to become la...
Economic Paradigms and Democracy in the Age of Financial Globalization
Srinivas Raghavendra

Whether or not there exists a standard definition of the term Globalization, there is a broad agreement with the fact that the process of Globalization has had and continues to have profound impact on various aspects of human life. Globalization is not a new phenomenon for it has been a long-term gradual process of change, which affects every aspect of human life and being affected by the human enterprise, since the days of Columbus, and yet at the same time it is irregularly punctuated by episodes of dramatic change. Ever since the Columbian voyage initiated the process of intermingling of the continents of Europe and the Americas, Globalization has been influencing and reshaping every part of the world in all aspects of human life – social, cultural, economic, political, biological and ecological aspects. In the recent past, there were two intense periods where the process of globalization induced dramatic changes across the world. The first wave happened in the late nineteenth century up to the First World War, which was characterized by extensive trade networks across various continents under European Colonialism. The second wave happened in the twentieth century, starting from the 1980s to the present day, characterized as free market Capitalism led by the phenomenal development of the financial markets, and called as the financialization phase of Globalization or simply Financial Globalization.

 
 
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