The Big Picture

Author: T. T. Ram Mohan
ISBN: 9788176496292
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The Big Picture. This book, a rare blend of academic erudition and elegant writing, is a guide to some of the central themes and debates in the realm of economic policy and the world of business in recent years. A compilation of the author s columns in The Economic Times over a six-year period, it ranges over five broad themes: the financial sector, Indian economy, corporate governance, privatisation and the international economy. The author has added an introductory note that summarises the principal issue in each of the broad themes. He has also interviewed an eminent personality for each theme: Bimal Jalan, T. N. Srinivasan, N. Vaghul, G. V. Ramakrishna and Lawrence White.Basing his arguments on theory as well as empirical evidence, the author takes positions that are often contrarian and critical of the conventional wisdom, but have been vindicated over time. In its advocacy of a non-ideological approach to privatisation in the Indian context and its insistence on the continued relevance of public sector banks, for instance, his writings long anticipated the recent shift in national sentiment on these issues.

Regulation Of Financial Intermediaries In Emerging Markets

Author: T. T. Ram Mohan
Publisher: Sage Publications Pvt. Ltd
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Regulation Of Financial Intermediaries In Emerging Markets. The regulation of financial intermediaries continues to pose significant challenges to policymakers the world over. The task is especially difficult in emerging markets, where various factors—including macroeconomic volatility, relative under-capitalization of banks, the absence of market discipline and lax supervision—combine to render the banking system fragile. As was evident in the East Asian crisis of the late nineties, this can increase manifold the adverse effects of economic shocks. Taking stock of several important issues in the regulation of financial intermediaries in emerging markets, this volume: - Outlines the direction in which financial regulation should evolve in those markets; - Addresses themes related to optimal regulation as well as issues specific to regulation in the Indian context; - Identifies key elements in the best practices regulation in emerging markets; and - Proposes an innovative approach for setting limits to NPAs in banks. Overall, the original essays gathered here provide a comprehensive account of various important issues involved in regulating financial intermediaries and makes valuable and practical suggestions on how to improve regulation in emerging markets. An important feature of the volume is that it brings together both, scholars from academia and finance professionals from various multilateral agencies. As a consequence, it provides a fine balance between cross-country empirical evidence and conceptual contributions.


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Billboard. In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

State Of Authority

Author: Joshua Barker
Publisher: SEAP Publications
ISBN: 087727780X
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State Of Authority. A major realignment is taking place in the way we understand the state in Indonesia. New studies on local politics, ethnicity, the democratic transition, corruption, Islam, popular culture, and other areas hint at novel concepts of the state, though often without fully articulating them. This book captures several dimensions of this shift. One reason for the new thinking is a fresh wind that has altered state studies generally. People are posing new kinds of questions about the state and developing new methodologies to answer them. Another reason for this shift is that Indonesia itself has changed, probably more than most people recognize. It looks more democratic, but also more chaotic and corrupt, than it did during the militaristic New Order of 1966–1998. State of Authority offers a range of detailed case studies based on fieldwork in many different settings around the archipelago. The studies bring to life figures of authority who have sought to carve out positions of power for themselves using legal and illegal means. These figures include village heads, informal slum leaders, district heads, parliamentarians, and others. These individuals negotiate in settings where the state is evident and where it is discussed: coffee houses, hotel lounges, fishing waters, and street-side stalls. These case studies, and the broader trend in scholarship of which they are a part, allow for a new theorization of the state in Indonesia that more adequately addresses the complexity of political life in this vast archipelago nation. State of Authority demonstrates that the state of Indonesia is not monolithic, but is constituted from the ground up by a host of local negotiations and symbolic practices.

Confessions Of An Economic Hit Man

Author: John Perkins
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 9781576755129
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Confessions Of An Economic Hit Man. Perkins, a former chief economist at a Boston strategic-consulting firm, confesses he was an "economic hit man" for 10 years, helping U.S. intelligence agencies and multinationals cajole and blackmail foreign leaders into serving U.S. foreign policy and awarding lucrative contracts to American business.


Author: Slavoj Zizek
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1847653235
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Violence. Zizek argues that the physical violence we see is often generated by the systemic violence that sustains our political and economic systems. With the help of eminent philosophers like Marx, Engel and Lacan, as well as frequent references to popular culture, he examines the real causes of violent outbreaks like those seen in Israel and Palestine and in terrorist acts around the world. Ultimately, he warns, doing nothing is often the most violent course of action we can take.

Feast For The Eyes

Author: Susan Bright
Publisher: Aperture
ISBN: 9781597113618
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Feast For The Eyes. Food has been a much-photographed subject throughout the history of photography, across genres, including art and advertising. This is the first book to survey the rich history of food in photography, and the photographers who developed new ways of describing food in pictures. Through key images, Susan Bright explores the important figures and movements of food photography to provide an essential primer, from the earliest photographers to contemporary artists.