ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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The Future of Globalisation

An analysis of globalisation in a historical perspective can help us understand how the past or the present may shape the future. In so doing, this article outlines the contours of the present era of globalisation since its inception, circa 1975, to find that the successive epochs of globalisation during the second millennium came to an abrupt end because of their own consequences embedded in the process. Given this, the article seeks to focus on the present conjuncture, at the intersection of economics and politics, when globalisation is again in crisis to reflect on its future.

Medical Negligence and Law

India has adopted the Bolam rule from the United Kingdom and has been using it to adjudicate cases of medical negligence. The evolution of the Bolam rule in the UK as well as the way the rule is applied in India by the Supreme Court reflects a balance between judicial intervention and deference to medical expertise. Although it is settled that it is the courts and not medical experts who must finally decide on whether the conduct of a doctor is negligent, the standards to be used when evaluating expert evidence and the extent to which such cases must be deferred to are evolving. The Supreme Court has not clearly stated the judicial standard against which it will test these differing opinions of medical experts and has not been consistent in its willingness to do so. Therefore, the application of the Bolam rule in India has been inconsistent and this is likely to have an impact on the decisions made by medical practitioners.

UK Spirals into Political Crisis after EU Vote

The leave side of the Brexit referendum had no coherent proposal or description of what sort of future relationship the UK would have with the EU. This lack of clarity has led to many banks and other financial organisations looking to move staff and operations elsewhere in the EU.

Technological Innovations in Small Enterprises

The level of development of a region in terms of educational and technological infrastructure influences the internal and external factors contributing to technological innovations of enterprises. This paper reports a comparative study probing the nature and dimensions of technological innovations carried out by small engineering enterprises in north-east England and in the Bangalore urban district. The pattern of technological innovations in the two regions, the similarities and dissimilarities are analysed.

Racial Justice in a Multi-Ethnic Society

The immediate concern of the Commission on the Future of Multi-Ethnic Britain was narrow and practical, namely, how to deal with the discrimination and disadvantages to which ethnic minorities are subject in British society. The Commission was, however, led to ask large questions about the nature of British society, the best way to read its history, how to deepen its collective self-understanding so as to make it hospitable to the presence of ethnic minorities, the appropriate language to describe the contemporary state of race relations, the nature of racism, how to balance the demands of social cohesion with those of cultural differences and the limits of permissible diversity.

Britain's Summer of Discontent

Racial violence across English cities is not a new phenomenon. It has however, been fuelled in recent years by rapid, uneven development and by the inadequate, at times quite evident, outdated responses of the government and police.

UK : Chicken Tikka Multiculturalism

After the summer of recurring racial violence in Britain's northern towns there is a need to rethink the whole idea of multiculturalism as it has evolved over the past two decades. Of particular interest is the relationship between multiculturalism and economic neo-liberalism and a pressing issue is the plight of industrial underclass and the urban blight that ravages Britain's inner city areas.

Return of Mr Blair

The showbiz spectacle of parliamentary democracy is over and once again Tony Blair has scrambled to the top of the greasy pole. What was the substance of Blair's victory? What social classes will be the beneficiary of his rule?
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