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CHINA- Unequal Treaties- Turning Fact into Fiction

who, above all, vote with their pocket books. Even Democrats defected en masse to the Reagan camp. Nor did Mondale's surprise announcement on the eve of the Democratic national convention

Industrial and Regional Linkage Effects of a Public Sector Enterprise- An Empirical Study

Public Sector Enterprise An Empirical Study M Ramadhyani Since the beginning of the planning period the Indian government has sought to give preferential treatment to less developed areas and states in the distribution of public sector industrial investment There has also been intense competition amongst state governments in the location of Central public sector industries.

UNITED STATES- Lameduck President after Landslide Victory

Lameduck President after Landslide Victory Sudhir Sen MORE than 150 years have passed since Alexis de Tbqueville, in his classic work on Democracy in America, made some unforgettable comments on the presidential election in America: As the election draws near, the activity of intrigue and the agitation of the populace increase; the citizens are divided into hostile camps, each of which assumes the name of the favourite candidate, the whole nation glows with feverish excitement; the election is the daily theme of the public papers, the subject of private conversation, the end of every thought and every action, the sole interest of the present. So was it also in 1984. For months, all eyes were focused on the election, the rivalry among the candidates-

Policy Analysis in Government- Some Observations

Some Observations Rushikeah M Maru R S Ganapathy To understand the extent and nature of internal policy analysis in public organisations, the authors conducted an exploratory study of policy analysis mechanisms in the three Central government ministries of health and family welfare, agriculture and science and technology. A series of unstructured interviews were conducted with officials in these three ministries to understand the organisation of policy analysis within the ministries, and to identify major issues for further research. What is presented in this note is a set of preliminary observations for discussion.

Comparative Performance of Technocrats, Educated Unemployed and Trader Entrepreneurs- A Case Study of Small Scale Industries in Orissa

Unemployed and Trader Entrepreneurs A Case Study of Small Scale Industries in Orissa Gopinath Pradhan Many programmes have been initiated in successive Five Year Plans for developing small-scale entrepreneurial talent in the industrial sector. On the basis of the preferential treatment shown by the government the owners of small-scale units may be divided into a 'new' class, i e, the educated, and others who are mostly traditional entrepreneurs from trading and rich peasant backgrounds.

Agrarian Change and Class Formation in Sindh

Feroz Ahmed The modernisation of agriculture in Pakistan since the mid-1960s and the changes in relations of production have given rise to a debate on the mode of production. However, unless a theoretical problematique is located within empirical analysis, it would remain irrelevant for economic development and political movement. It is necessary, therefore, to understand the evolution of existing forms of land tenures and property relations which form the substratum for changes in technology and forms of labour to act upon or interact with. The present study of agrarian change and class formation in the Sindh province is part of an attempt to piece together and analyse the empirical facts concerning the transformation of agrarian structures taking place in Pakistan.

Agricultural Labour under Colonial, Semi-Capitalist and Capitalist Conditions- A Case Study of West Bengal

Semi-Capitalist and Capitalist Conditions A Case Study of West Bengal Biplab Dasgupta Two kinds of issues concerning agricultural labourers have excited the interest of academics recently. First, the question how far the growth of agricultural labour is equivalent to a growth of capitalist relations in agricultural production. Whether they are free wage-labourers with the option to choose employers and having no particularly strong 'association with the individuals employing them or whether they are tied to their employers by a variety of pre-capitalist relationships is an issue on which an interesting debate has been going on. Second, the programme of the Left Front government in West Bengal with respect to this class too has become a subject of debate. The question has been raised of the immediate and the long-run perspective of the government's programme to improve their wage, employment and living conditions and the relevance of such reform for other sections of the peasantry.

Restructuring Edible Oil and Oilseeds Economy of India

Economy of India M L Jhala India has been forced to go in for large imports of edible oils since the domestic production of oilseeds falls short of demand. In the first part of this paper the author seeks to identify the factors responsible for this situation. Trends in area, yield, production, prices and farm incomes of the oilseeds economy are dealt with. The aims and achievements of the oilseeds growers' co-operatives recently started by the NDDB are also discussed.

Some Aspects of Public Distribution of Foodgrains in India

Foodgrains in India P S George Public distribution of foodgrains in India has resulted in some redistribution of income. Since the small farmers were left out from the levy obligations, whatever this categorys marketed surplus, it could get the benefit of a higher open market price. Because of the subsidy element, the food deficit areas have received an indirect income transfer from the Central government. Further, consumers depending on open market purchases (very often the quality conscious higher income groups), have contributed partially towards the ration income of consumers who purchase foodgrains from the fair price shops.

Tax Experience of Indo- American Joint Ventures

Anand P Gupta Why is the share of American equity investment in India's corporate sector low? Several explanations have been put forward for this, one of which relates to the tax burden in India, The perception among many US investors is that tax rates in India are: so high as to make potential investment in India unattractive.

Diamond Shaping Industry in Surat-Characteristics of Firms by Size

Characteristics of Firms by Size S P Kashyap R S Tiwari Most works on village and small-scale industry treat the household industry sector as a composite category and ignore its inherent hetrogeneity. Even industry-specific enquiries fail to reveal inter-firm relationships. In this paper, the authors study inter-firm inter-dependence in the diamond polishing industry in Surat and assess how this inter-dependence affects the firms' fortunes.

Bank Loans to Lower Class Women in Bombay-Problems and Prospects

Problems and Prospects Jana Everett Mira Savara Since the nationalisation of the bigger banks in 1969, Indian banks have established lending programmes for self-employed 'entrepreneurs' from the lower classes. This paper reports the results of an exploratory study of bank loans to lower caste women in Bombay. It seeks to shed some tight on the problems surrounding and the prospects for bank loans as an economic development strategy for poor women.

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