Contents: Preface. 1. Economic liberalisation: challenges, opportunities and pitfalls/S.D. Tendulkar. 2. Institutions of governance in India/S.N. Jha. 3. Liberalisation: some thoughts/Pranab Mukherjee. 4. Liberalisation: pitfalls, challenges and opportunities/Chaturanan Mishra. 5. Liberalisation: apprehensions and precautions/Tapas K. Sen. 6. Policies for science and technology in the era of liberalisation/Y.S. Rajan. 7. Higher education under structural adjustment/Jandhyala B.G. Tilak. 8. Economic development of the northeastern states in the context of globalisation/Atul Sarma. 9. Regional poverty incidence in India: temporal change and spatial inertia/Amaresh Dubey and Shubhashis Gangopadhyay. 10. Globalisation and developing countries: some critical issues/Shrawan Kumar Singh.
"The economic reforms programme initiated in 1991, while welcomed by many, has also evoked apprehensions in the minds of the people. All political parties seem to have accepted the need for reforms, though differences persist as regards their spread and mode of implementation. There is a broad consensus that unless the gains of liberalisation and openness are widespread, their acceptability by the general public will be greatly reduced.
This book contains views of a cross-section of eminent statesmen, economists, social scientists and administrators expressed on the subject at a seminar organised by the centre for new perspectives in New Delhi recently."