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‘This collection of essays by a number of scholars from India and Europe addresses economic, political and social issues of great contemporary significance. The most attractive feature of the volume is the comparative and inter-disciplinary approach which gives it its distinctive orientation. Munshi and Abraham have held diverse but important themes together in an exemplary manner’

- Andre Beteille, Chairman, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata

‘This is an outstanding book on an issue easier talked about than acted upon. The editors have brought together in this rich volume a wide variety of essays which focus on India and Europe and clarify that it is necessary to contextualise good governance. The comparative perspective has the additional advantage of extending the analysis beyond the realm of the ...

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One of the most impressive trends, which marked the development of the financial systems in the 1990s, was the increasing level of consolidation in the banking and financial services industry. A wave of mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances has in fact given a new shape to the financial sector, deeply modifying the competitive landscape and the drivers for success.

The consolidation trend and its consequences have been broadly analysed in various studies, among which is an extensive report of the Group of Ten ...

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