ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Articles By G Vijay

Telangana Movement

In spite of widespread support in Andhra Pradesh for the Telangana cause, there seems to be an impasse over statehood for the region. This can be traced to the nexus between the state and the mafi a-backed Seemandhra oligarchy, which has increasingly been calling the shots in recent years. The Telangana movement offers the only credible hope of changing the iniquitous structures of power and control in the state and its failure could see the forces of lawlessness acquiring new strength, with disastrous consequences for the common people.

Defragmenting 'Global Disintegration of Value Creation' and Labour Relations

This paper tries to interpret the nature of emerging labour relations in the manufacturing sector in the era of globalisation in India. It shows how high road employment practices can exist only if conditions of competition are violated. It also argues that it is the control over value that determines the choice of the social mode of production and not the other way round. While arguing that it is not value chains but value cycles that generate different social modes of production relations, the paper tries to establish the existence of a global cost chain, which ultimately is borne by the most insecure and vulnerable social groups caught in an irresistible structural transition.

Antinomies of Political Society

This paper is an attempt to delve on the consequences of the antinomies of flattened notions of subaltern politics. On the basis of a field study in a pollution affected village in Andhra Pradesh, it demonstrates how sustained demands for the closure of polluting industries based on collective mobilisation and action are met by repression by an uncivil state in nexus with the mafia and economic elites. This in turn pushes collectives to break up and be replaced by interest-based demands either at the level of smaller groups (formed around available social stratifications) or even the individual. This makes it increasingly difficult over a period of time to sustain collective political action that could demand and gain long-term structural changes.

Civil Society, State and Social Movements

tures such as the parliament, independent executive, and judiciary, the institutions Civil Society, State and that are non-discriminatory or counterdiscriminatory, the underlying principle being action based on or seeking to realise Social Movements G AJAY, G VIJAY The recent debate in EPW (Gurpreet Mahajan (GM) May 15, 1999, December 4-10, 1999 and Andre Beteille, September 4-10, 1999) on the relation between state and civil society on one hand and citizenship on the other, has brought into sharp relief certain crucial issues. This is an attempt to rethink two central arguments of GM.