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Many of us would not be even aware that in the 1960s India was forced to import wheat from the US under the PL 480 scheme as it suffered from a severe s...
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Even though the National Food Security Act (NFSA) has been passed by the parliament and notified by the government, concerns about the benefits of the NFSA continue to linger. It has neither satisfied the activists who had fought a long struggle to get this act passed nor has it satisfied the scepti...

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  National Food Security Act: Work in Progress
Himanshu Bhushan
  Even though the National Food Security Act (NFSA) has been passed by the parliament and notified by the government, concerns about the benefits of the...
  The Food Security Act (FSA) Fiscal Implications: 2013-14 to 2015-16
Prachi Mishra
  The National Food Security Bill (NFSB) was passed by both houses of Parliament, and was given a nod by the President on September 12, 2013, and has no...
  Democracy and Social Transformation: Insights from Ambedkar
Anand Teltumbde
  “My definition of democracy is a form and a method of Government whereby revolutionary changes in the social life are brought about without bloodshed....
  Food Security Bill – Would it Wipe out Hunger and Malnutrition?
Kirit S Parikh
  The Food Security Bill (FSB) passed by Lok Sabha provides for 5 Kg per person per month of cereals – rice, wheat and coarse grains at RS 3.00, RS, 2.0...
  Implementing The Food Security Act
Madhura Swaminathan
  Ensuring food security and eliminating mass malnutrition is perhaps India’s biggest and most serious development problem and challenge for policy make...
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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