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Globalization and Change : Perspectives from Punjab Essays in Honour of Prof S.S. Gill

Edited by Ranjit Singh Ghuman Surjit Singh and Jaswinder Singh Brar

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ISBN 10: 8131603326 / ISBN 13: 9788131603321
Published by Rawat, 2010
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Contents Preface 1 Introduction I Globalization Contemporary concerns 2 World agriculture under strain Are developing countries Heading towards Technological orphanage GK Chadha 3 Capital versus Labour globalization marginalized and crisis of governance Ronki Ram 4 Labour in a globalized world issue of employment labour standards and social protection TS Papola 5 Global Food crisis as a part of the crisis of global capitalism Pritam Singh II Urban and industrial sector issues 6 Globalization development and India issues and policies RS Bawa and Manjit Singh 7 Urban classes in India some Methodological issues Paramjit S Judge 8 Urban Development perspective and strategy HS Gill 9 Emerging pattern of Industrial employment in the organized manufacturing sector in India Lakhwinder Singh and Baldev Singh Shergill 10 Social audit of privatization in India BS Ghuman 11 ICT and Economic Growth in India Inderjeet Singh and Dinkey Dhiman III Agriculture Issues and Concerns 12 The Rural Urban Divide in Punjab It is Widening Again Karam sigh 13 Planning for Sustainable management of water Resources in Indian Agricultural Sector AS Bhullar HS Dhaliwal and MS Toor 14 The Status of agricultural resources in Punjab Need for alternatives Sukhpal Singh 15 Linking small primary producers with markets through Fresh food retail chains in India How inclusive and how effective Sukhpal Singh and Naresh Singla 16 Rationalizing the Diversion of Cultivated Land to Non Agricultural Use Theoretical and empirical analysis HS Shsergill 17 The Punjab Village Economy Looking within and beyond Agriculture MR Khurana 18 Agricultural indebtedness Falling Back on Cooperative BanksAnita Gill IV Socio Political Issues and Action 19 Development Distortions and Social Action Autar S Dhesi 20 Diasporas and Development Can Sikh Diaspora Finance and Philanthropy contribute to Human Development in Punjab Shinder S Thandi 21 Adieu to Punjab Explaining Contemporary Punjabi Migration to Overseas Countries Darshan S Tatla 22 Denotified Tribes of Punjab Economic Ethnography and political economic explanation Birinder Pal Singh 23 Human Rights and Terrorist Violence in Punjab Jagrup S Sekhon 24 Terrorism State Terrorism and Human rights violations in Punjab Retrospection of the Turbulent Period 1980 1993Umrao Singh 25 Fragile Social Welfare Effort by State in Punjab A political Economy Perspective Virender Jain 26 Regional Pattern of Industrial Relations in Punjab India Kesar Singh Bhangoo Globalization is a repulsive word of ambiguous meaning coined in the 1960s that came into ever greater fashion in the 1990s For most of its proponents it is an irresistible and desirable force sweeping away frontiers liberating individuals and enriching all its touches whereas for a large number of its opponents it is no less an irresistible force but totally undesirable However globalization is today seen as a new grand narrative of the social sciences It is as an inevitable force transforming all aspects of contemporary society politics and economyThe present volume looks at some important issues concerning the impact of globalization in the context of an Indian state of Punjab The major questions addressed relate to labour agriculture rural urban inequalities natural resources housing and movement of international labour and its role in local economy The issues of governance and the role of the state are also analyzed Some papers have tried to touch upon the sensitive issue of terrorism as it did affect the social fabric of the state and its subsequent economic progress The collection of papers in this volume thus captures diversity of issues that reflect on the globalization and its consequences which are both positive and negative Integration of regional economies like Punjab into globalizing national economies is a hard task and policy prescriptions have to be judicious It is hoped that issues raised in the volume would generate a debate and attract attention to the concerns put to the. Bookseller Inventory # 84794

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Title: Globalization and Change : Perspectives from...

Publisher: Rawat

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Globalization is an inevitable force, transforming all aspects of contemporary society. This collection of essays looks at important issues concerning the impact of globalization on the Indian state of Punjab. The major questions addressed relate to labor, agriculture, rural-urban inequalities, natural resources, housing, and the impact on the local economy. Issues of governance and the role of the state are also analyzed. The sensitive issue of terrorism is also discussed, as it did affect the social fabric of the state and its subsequent economic progress. The papers capture the diversity of issues that have been affected by globalization and its consequences, both positive and negative.

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