Globalization: Debts, Arms and Reforms in South Asia

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  • Author :Sures Chandra Jain
  • Year of Publication :2005
  • ISBN: :9788180691546
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: 183
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Political Science

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About the Book :

This book critically analyses the pitfalls of dependence of South Asian countries on foreign debt, arms and technology, in the light of spreading globalization and economic reforms. It is analysed in the book as to how the expenditures on arms and debt servicing have adversely been affecting investments in health and education sectors, due to which developing countries continue to remain 'developing'. Tracing the colonial legacy, it also discusses the role of international commissions in improving the economic lot of developing countries, formulated under the aegis of the United Nations. These commissions are being formed right after the end of colonialism in the aftermath of the Second World War. For example: in the 1950s: The United Nations Development Decade I, in the 1960s: The United Nations Development Decade-II; in the 1970s: Partners in Development; in the 1980s: North-South: A Program for Survival; in the 1990s: The Challenge to the South; and for the 2000s: United Nations Millennium Declaration (to eradicate poverty from the face of earth by 2015). Despite these international commissions to reduce poverty in developing countries, the concrete socio-economic reality still remains the same as what was said in 1967 by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that We in the West must bear in mind that the poor countries are poor primarily because we have exploited them through political or economic exploitation.

About Author :

Before taking up a contractual assignment as Resident Consultant for one year with the N.P.I.U. for implementing the World Bank Project under the Ministry of HRD, Government of India, Sures Chandra Jain had worked as Chief General Manager for nearly 20 years at M.P. Laghu Upyog Nigam (an undertaking of the Government of Madhya Pradesh) in Bhopal when he voluntarily retired in 2002. Dr. Jain has also worked for many multinational corporations like I.B.M., Massey-Ferguson, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, and G.T.E. when he was in Canada and USA from 1970 to 1983. He was a visiting Fellow at UNESCO, Paris, France. Dr. Jain obtained the degrees of Doctor of Education (Ph. D.) from Columbia University, New York, U.S.A. and B.I.S. from the University of Waterloo in Canada. Besides several research papers, Dr. Jain has written five books, two Hindi and three English, all of them published by Concept Publishing Company, New Delhi. He is either an author or co author of many government reports which are not meant for general publication.