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Kerala's Democratic Decentralisation: History in the Making

The democratic decentralisation campaign in Kerala is of unique significance in the history of India for it establishes a politics of social change which restructures the systems of power, of production and of relations, especially between state, government and people who image the alternatives and build them. Impressions of the State Planning Board's International Conference on Democratic Decentralisation last month.

Fourth World Conference on Women-Gendering Development: Issues and Politics

'Gendering' Development: Issues and Politics Women the world over are concerned that Beijing should not remain only as a meeting point in the history of women's struggles enhanced by the characteristic celebratory space, but also be the time for genuine and committed negotiations when governments will set in motion policies and actions which will secure the advancement of women as equal social and political citizens of their communities and nations.

Structural Adjustment Industrial and Environmental Concerns

Environmental Concerns Shobha Raghuram Heiko Slevers Vinod Vyasulu Two dichotomous views on the structural adjustment programme were in evidence at a recent seminar in Bangalore: (1) what the government has initiated contains in itself a complete set of policies, with little room for manoeuvring; and (2) many of the choices are still unformulated and hence wide open for reform advocacy.
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