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Paradigms in Development Theory-Plea for Labour-ist Approach

Plea for 'Labour-ist' Approach Krishna Bharadwaj Arguing that the commodity-centred approach to the study of economic development lost sight of the tremendous changes taking place in the economic and social conditions of labour, this paper makes a case for the analytical reconstruction of the macro dynamics of development, taking the clue from the political economy of Adam Smith and Marx, both of whom used the 'labour-ist' approach to analyse capitalist accumulation, advance of productive forces, expanding commerce and changing social relations. In this context, certain striking features of the Indian developmental experience, which should find a reflection in analytical exercises, are taken note of.

Unrest in Higher Education The Broader Issues

Issues of pay-scales and promotion have appeared to be at the centre of the unprecedented nationwide strike of university and college teachers. It is less well known, unfortunately, that the teaching community has been concerned about a number of deeper issues which affect the entire philosophy of education, the social status and role of the academic community in society, the environment in which the academic community functions and the values which it fosters.

Analytics of Agriculture-Industry Relation

Krishna Bharadwaj This paper draws a contrast between two alternative theoretical approaches to the study of the agricultureindustry relation. It is shown how the political economy framework adapted itself flexibily to incorporate the varying institutional conditions within which operate the processes of generation, appropriation, distribution and utilisation of'surplus'. By contrast, the neoclassical paradigm focuses onresources by atomistic 'agents' acting on competitive markets.

A Note on Emmanuel s Unusual Exchange

Krishna Bharadwaj In his " Unequal Exchange'', Arghiri Emmanuel raises the question of economic inequalities among nations, their persistence, and their accentuation. Emmanuel's thesis runs counter to the traditional comparative costs doctrine and the subsequent terms of trade explanation which are both analytically inadequate. He also rightly stresses the internationalisation of capital However, Emmanuel's attempt to offer a theory of imperialism through unequal exchange in trade is not only unsatisfactory but also not sustainable

Piero Sraffa The Man and the Scholar-A Tribute

A Tribute Krishna Bharadwaj The passing away of Piero Sraffa soon after the death of Joan Robinson and of Maurice Dobb earlier marks, as it were, the close of a memorable era in Cambridge history.

Regional Differentiation in India-A Note

This is a preliminary sketch suggesting no more than an approach to the intricate problem of interregional differentiation in India. It puts down certain broad and preliminary observations, based on secondary materials, which appear to have interesting implications.

Economic Analysis of the Process of Production

Production Krishna Bharadwaj Lectures on the Theory of Production by Luigi L Pasinetti; Macmillan, London and Columbia University Press, New York, 1977; pp 285.

On Certain Theoretical Issues in Classical Political Economy

 today, however, is the second implication of Stigler's claim which has a much wider and deeper currency: that Adam Smith is the theoretical progenitor of the later equilibrium theory based on the supply and demand market mechanism. In the current history of economic thought the notion widely prevails that Smith is the precursor of two very divergent streams of thought

Michal Kalecki

Michal Kalecki Krishna Bharadwaj The Intellectual Capital of Michal Kalecki: A Study in Economic Theory and Policy by George R Feiwel; The University of Tennessee,

Understanding Rural Social Change

"dictatorship by itself, "democracy by itself"; both dictatorship and democracy are used as abstract, absolute concepts, totally opposed. Consequently it opposes the organisation of workers as the dominant class by means of control of state power and democratic mass struggle for the emancipation of workers. In other words, it confounds the dictatorship of the proletariat with a certain form of repressive government associated with certain 'socialist' states whereas the concept refers to the class content of state power and has for its objective the destruction of the existing state apparatus, on which is based the class dictatorship of the bourgeoisie

Tenurial Conditions and Mode of Exploitation-Study of Some Villages in Orissa Further Notes

Study of Some Villages in Orissa: Further Notes Krishna Bharadwaj P K Das the basis of data from some villages of Orissa, that exploitation within tenurial systems is better understood when it is analysed in terms of the relative strength of the different sections of the peasantry

Notes on Farm Size and Productivity

In this paper the author revisits the debate on the relationship between farm size and productivity with a view to illustrating an approach based on some broad characteristics of rural markets and the nature and extent of participation therein of different groups of peasantry.


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