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From GATT to WTO

From GATT to WTO S R Sen Many developing countries, which were not satisfied with the Tokyo Round of GATT; had hoped that through the Uruguay Round amendments they might he able to control the rogue elephant the US, with its arbitrary actions wider Article 301 of its Trade Act But now it appears that instead of contending with one rogue elephant they will have to contend with a number of grasping octopuses in the shape of the transnational corporations (TNCs).

Unfinished Task of Partition

How all those in India, Pakistan and in other countries who wish to maintain peace in the subcontinent, help contain the explosive situation created by the efforts of Pakistan's ISI to promote militancy and riots in India and restore normalcy in Kashmir valley can best do so is a question that needs to be considered very carefully.

Vote Power and Lobby Power

It has become absolutely necessary to take a number of measures, including a change in the electoral system, to curb money and muscle power in elections and, equally important, the role of lobby power in influencing government decisions.

The Middle Path

The Middle Path S R Sen A time nas come wnen in economic policy mucn greater attention neeas to be paid than has been done so far to finding the optimum middle path between the two extremes of command economy and market economy.

Innovation, TRIPS and Future Trend

S R Sen GATT, which was set up to promote free trade and free competition in commodities, is now sought to be made the instrument for curbing competition and strengthening monopoly and oligopoly in the field of intellectual property rights. This new monopoly of knowledge for the haves against the have-nots raises several questions.

Stagflation, Unemployment and Oligopoly

Stagflation, Unemployment and Oligopoly S R Sen How best to deal with the growing oligopolistic and oligarchic trends with a view to ensuring that their adverse effects on employment and economic growth are minimised remains one of the most important questions facing Indian policy-makers.

Communal Riots Anticipation, Containment and Prevention

Communal Riots: Anticipation, Containment and Prevention S R Sen With the growth of fundamentalism, Hindu-Muslim riots are likely to become more frequent as also more dangerous, due to the easy availability of modern arms, hereafter as compared to the last four decades, unless effective action for anticipation, containment and prevention is taken early. Police action, moral pressure and basic reforms (political, social and economic) have all to be tried. The question is how, in what combination and in what sequence.

Indias Political System What Is To Be Done

India's Political System: What Is To Be Done? S R Sen The needed reform of our political system would cover several areas and there are bound to be many alternative proposals. This article has the limited objective of setting out one set of possible solutions within the basic structure of our Constitution, more as a starting point of the debate needed for reaching a consensus than as a definite prescription for a consensus.

Quest for Peace from Pre- to Post-Industrial Society

Quest for Peace from Preto Post-Industrial Society S R Sen The Gandhian approach, which has had so far only limited trial and success in the present society, may find a more favourable soil in the more affluent, egalitarian, and educated post-industrial society In particular, one of Gandhi's important teachings, namely, non-violent resistance to evil may be given a useful new orientation.

Quest for Economic Utopia

Quest for Economic Utopia S R Sen In 1976 the noted futurologist, Herman Kahn, published his impressive research study, The Next 200 Years. Progress in the fields of science and technology during the short period of 16 years since Kahn wrote tends to show that his forecasts of the advent of the super-industrial society may not be far off the mark from a purely technological standpoint. But whether some basic economic, social and political factors will not stand in the way still remains an important moot point.

Kondratieff and Other Cycles in Market, Command and Mixed Economies

Kondratieff and Other Cycles in Market, Command and Mixed Economies S R Sen The relative roles of long-term and short-term economic cycles (or waves or swings) as one causal factor in the economic crisis faced by the US in the early 1930s and by the former Soviet Union in the early 1990s seems to have escaped the attention of analysts.

Droughts, Starvation, Unemployment-Some Corrective Measures

Droughts, Starvation, Unemployment Some Corrective Measures S R Sen It is time we gave up our fetish for producing foodgrains even in poor soil and drought-prone areas and diversified our agricultural production, export and import pattern. If we did that we should be able to cope with our recurring droughts and consequent starvation and unemployment much better than at present.

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