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Maoism, democracy and globalization are three distinct but inseparable currents marking Indian politics today. They are distinct in terms of their goals, direction, and modalities of forging social, political, economic and even cultural change, while mutually influencing each other in the emergent political process. This book is an attempt to precisely map processes that are internal to each of these currents while exploring and identifying the moments of mutual influence, areas of conflict and mutually exclusive pulls they bring to the contemporary politics in India.

Globalisation and Regionalisation: Mapping the New Continental Drift
Globalisation and regionalisation: Mapping the new continental drift

Liberalisation, privatisation and globalisation are conjoined processes that mark what is distinct about the current phase of globalisation. It is this distinctness and its consequences for the global economy, and for the various classes in democracies across the world that needs to be evaluated, rather than an abstract idea of globalisation per se. Jan Nederveen Pieterse argues,

contemporary globalization can be described as a package deal that includes informatization (applications of information technology), flexibilization (de-standardization in the organization of production and labor), and various changes such as regionalization and reconfiguration of states. Since the 1980s, the growing impact of neoliberal policies adds to the globalization package, deregulation (Liberalization, Privatization), marketization (unleashing ...

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