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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.

I owe thanks to D Narasimha Reddy, Jan Breman, and Barbara Harriss-White who were very encouraging at different stages of the writing of this paper. I would also like to thank my colleagues at the Department of Economics, University of Hyderabad, who provided me with valuable inputs and helped me improve the paper. The cooperation and academic inputs of G Haragopal, Vanamala, Gudavarthy Ajay, Sanghamitra Mishra and my wife Krishnaveni are much appreciated.

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