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Review of Political Economy

Review of Political Economy
Alex Callinicos European integration has been part of the global process of inter-imperialist competition both that between the two superpower blocs and that between the major European states,...
T V Sathyamurthy IN a few months from now, 11 out of the 15 members of the European Union (EU) will give up their national currencies in favour of euro, the single European currency (SEC). A...
An Assessment Silke Machold The literature on foreign economic policy and reintegration of the Russian economy into the world economy is voluminous. This article seeks to contribute to the debate on...
David Arter The twin impact of the disintegration of communism in eastern Europe and accelerated integration in western Europe fundamentally altered the strategic environment of the Scandinavian...
Alistair Cole Helen Drake The paradoxical nature of France's relationship with Europe is explored in this article. The European Union appears simultaneously as a powerful constraint on domestic...
Philip Daniels The emerging economic model in Europe challenges key features of the post-war Italian political economy: the state's extensive involvement in industry; the cumbersome regulatory...
Inclusion and Exclusion Michael Haynes Following from a discussion of the evidence for developmental convergence within the European Union and between it and its immediate geographical periphery,...
Class, Ideology and Critique Werner Bonefeld The European Monetary Union has to be looked at against the background of the crisis-ridden development of capital accumulation since the early 1970s...
Reading 'Rights' through Discourse on 'Work' Aditya Nigam Recently certain post-modernist and post-modern feminist perspectives maintain that the language of rights and justice has outlived its...
Contemporary thinking on rights is marked by deep and profound philosophical scepticism on the issue. The core of the problem as critics identify it is as follows; rights theories, they argue,...
Questions of Context Satish Deshpande The present problem in the articulation of rights discourse may in part be due to a neglected aspect of lthe cultural turn', namely, the new-found centrality of...
Whether seeking to protect civil rights of citizens or fighting for broader social economic rights, the focus of social movements generally has been state-centred and legalist. While this...
Rights can have emancipatory potential, depending largely on their location within a larger political project, of radical democracy or social justice. Perceptions of the failure' of rights to...
Citizenship in Contemporary India THIS paper engages with some of the debates taking place globally around notions of citizenship, using as the point of entry a particular configuration of state,...
Ethics, Production and Nation-State A LOGICAL man. Three simple words put together from the English language. But there may be beguiling complexities beneath those words. Perceptive observers may...
of Chinese 'Minzu' Zhang Haiyang The concept of linguistic relativity is helpful in an inquiry into the diverse meanings of nationhood. This article traces the concept of 'zhongua minzu' (Chinese...
Policy Reform Baldev Raj Nayar The recent wave of economic policy reform in the developing world has been seen as a necessary consequence of a changed world economic system. Though the key feature...
Citizenship, Infamy and Patriarchal Hierarchy Rossana Barragan Though 'nation' emerged as a secular egalitarian community in the late 18th century European imagination, this project of modernity got...
Authenticity in a New Nation Nira Wickramasinghe This paper aims to show that the national identity of the new nation state, Sri Lanka, owes much to the colonial articulation of Kandyan things as...
in Agriculture Some General Implications in Indian Context Sakti Padhi On the basis of a discussion of the contrasts and convergences in the nature of social property systems, mode of organisation...
A Critical Analysis Biplab Dasgupta The literature on new political economy is vast and steadily growing and as one would expect, veering round the main theme are interesting variations and subtle...
and the 'New' Right Tom Brass It is argued here that the 'new' populism and the 'new' right, both of which emerged after the 1960s and consolidated during the 1990s, are structured discursively by...
of the 'Economy' U Kalpagam This article traces the genealogy of the 'Indian economy'. It argues that the discursive practices of colonial governance rendered India within the framework of modernist...
Contributions of Kenneth Boulding Pradeep Banerjee Economics is yet to discover a methodology that is appropriate to its subject matter. The equilibrium models of mainstream economics can be applied...
Andre Gunder Frank World development between 1400 and 1800 reflects not Asia's weakness but its and particularly China's and India's economic strength and Europe's relative weakness in the global...
An Old Controversy Revisited D M Nachane H R Hatekar The bullionist controversy, stemming from the decision of the Bank of England to suspend specie payments in 1797. resulted in the first major...
A Note Pronab Sen In recent years a number of studies have questioned the orthodox proposition that a devaluation is always expansionary. The implication of a non-expansionarydevaluation is that in...
Social Science Enquiry Econometric Methods and Interdisciplinarity Introduction THIS is an essay on selected methods lor social science enquiry. We have taken econometrics and raised issues...
Neera Chandhoke The general loss of all certainties has in particular posed problems for comparative political analysis which is based on grand theories and categories of understanding. The...
Some Issues for Discussion Sumit Roy Transforming developing countries from an agricultural to an industrial economy has been a key thrust since the post-war years. In this context it is now...
Pulin B Nayak The real issue is not whether to have the market or the state. This is an empty dichotomy and no serious school of political economy would today credibly argue for only one or the...
Malaria in Rajasthan Kashyap Mankodi Malaria is an old disease, long identified in literature. Its spread in modern times may be found in political and economic factors. This article examines the...
Alex Callinicos The collapse of 'actually existing socialism' in the Soviet Union and eastern Europe, and the eagerness with which surviving communist regimes such as those in China and Vietnam have...
Intellectuals in Uniform Steve Vieux James Petras Beginning with a summary of the basic ingredients of structural adjustment policies and neo-liberal political economy this paper examines the...
This paper contends that the ongoing economic reforms' are a political ideology to shore up support for the use of power of the ruling resident mm Indians (RNI). To understand an ideology one has to...
The article focuses on the role of the US imperial state in the process of worldwide capitalist development and capital accumulation and its efforts to establish global hegemony. It argues that US...
A crucial issue fat any cultural or political theory today is, what are the consequences of the challenge to the modernist interpretation of modernity presented by theory and by globalisation, and...
This article examines some aspects of surveying and mapping in 19th century colonial India. It shows that the emergence of modern cartographic representation in India is intimately linked to the...
The establishment of the Government Industrial Institute in Madras in 1919 coincided with the development of chemical engineering as a distinct discipline at the Massachusetts Institute of...
Resource allocation through the state or the market, or through both, has occupied major interest in economic theory and policy. Hence, the role of the state and the market, the former symbolised by...
Ineffectiveness and Culture A Methodological Detour Abhay Pethe An attempt has been made in this paper to critically albeit briefly look at the treatment of 'expectations' in mainstream economics...
and Undoing of Green Revolution Meera Nanda The current internationalisation of capital has the effect of transforming the state into a 'transnational state1 in which domestic, social and political...
Continuing Relevance of Marxism James Petras Chronis Polychroniou Since the collapse of Soviet-style planned economies in central and eastern Europe and the disintegration of the former USSR,...
Nirmal Kumar Chandra This paper attempts to show how, rejecting neoliberal diagnoses on many occasions, China has created a transitional economic system that combines in a most original way...
Many middle aged Singaporeans are leaving for greener pastures - not to Australia or Canada but in neighbouring China, Malaysia and Indonesia. A combination of factors, economic and social, have...
What Is New in the Old Lamp Gurpreet Mahajan This paper argues that the value of postmodernism derives from its power of negation. Its critique of objectivism and the 'metaphysics of presence'...
R S Rao While retaining the axioms of self-interest in the neoclassical economic theory, the new institutional economics brings in the role of collective action and to that extent binds the...
Some Lessons from Canada P Mohanan Pillai The ongoing recession and the crisis dimensions that the Canadian economy has reached do not seem to constitute a transitory phase. The present crisis would...
Towards a Re-Examination of Concepts Vinod Vyasulu This article examines the basic concepts of class and surplus value and attempts to evaluate them in the current context.
Economy, 1844-1994 Paresh Chattopadhyay This year marks 150th anniversary of Marx's first critique of political economy, the Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts. Even at this early stage of his...
Ranjit Sau Two recent events have caused a paradigm shift in political economics: (a) the unprecedented achievements of fast Asia, and (b) the fall of the Soviet Union, the contemporary world...
Hegemonic Cycles of Capitalist World-Economy and International Financial System Krishnendu Ray This article sketches historically the capitalist world-economy from the 17th century to the present as...
Malthusianism and neo-Malthusianism offer an excessively simplistic understanding of the complex relationship of resources and population, which has proven to be a theoretical red herring.
The controversy over the new vision underlying 'structural adjustment
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