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Corporate Nationalism in the Age of Dystopian Democracy
The intersection of state and corporate interests, rather than the intersection of the state and the public good characterizes the new nationalism. ‘Make in India’ enables local corporates and industr...
Category: Nation, nationalism, nationality
by Pramod K. Nayar | On 15 Aug 2017
“Lasting environmental change requires bottom up and top down approaches”
In an interview with eSocialSciences, Abhishek Narayan, the founder of citizens group Clean Adyar Initiative, opens up on the importance of community involvement in bringing about environmental change...
Category: Interviews
by Amrit B L S | On 08 Aug 2017
Unexplored “Bill of Rights” : A Magna Carta for Gender Justice and Budgeting in India
This paper explores the “Bill of Rights” in the Justice Verma Committee Report as an analytical framework for gender budgeting in justice. Gender budgeting in justice, as a public good, needs effectiv...
Category: Gender Issues
by Lekha Chakraborty | On 03 Mar 2017
In Defence of Traditional Healers: Not What They’re Quack-ed Up To Be
The serious concern over quackery is a shared one, and not solely the province of allopaths, or the courts for that matter. In a plural system like ours, this is to be expected. But looking only to th...
Category: Health Studies
by Devaki Nambiar | On 30 Jan 2017
Theorising Translation At the Level of Discourse Rather Than the Word
To translate Premchand into Tamil (or Tamil into Telugu) is not to translate into a neutral language in the manner of simply exalting, or improving, or diversifying, or nationally integrating. Rather...
Category: Language
by Nikhil Govind | On 01 Jan 2017
Resilient and Responsive Health Systems for a Changing World
A health system should be responsive, resilient, self-regulating. It should be able to respond to health emergencies and changing development scenarios. Governments all over the world should see to it...
Category: Health Studies
by Rajeev B.R. | On 14 Dec 2016
Intellectual Autonomy, Intellectual Property and the New Enclosures
If the public institution is committed to public interest, then privatization of research and teaching cannot be allowed. Work done should be seen, heard and critiqued. Innovation in knowledge can com...
Category: Academic and Cultural Capital
by Pramod K. Nayar | On 01 Oct 2016
Knowing Differently: Innovation and Sustainable Development
If the production and transmission of new knowledge is to have a genuine innovative edge, it must be recognised that this is intrinsically a political act: inherently critical and subversive. There mu...
Category: Academic and Cultural Capital
by Raghav Rajagopalan | On 01 Sep 2016
Changing Nature of FDI: Need to Re-examine the Productivity Spillovers
FDI productivity and technology spill over theories were developed during a period when manufacturing sector dominated FDI flows, and European and the US MNEs enjoyed higher productivity levels compar...
Category: Industry
by N S Siddharthan | On 01 Sep 2016
Labour Law and Governance Reforms in India: A Partial and Misguided View of Employment Relations
Labour regulation in India has engaged the attention of not only policy makers but also social actors, researchers and practioners. Policy measures have started rolling out from the state governments...
Category: Employment
by Shyam Sundar | On 11 Jul 2016
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