INDIA IN 2030 IN THE GLOBAL CONTEXT: A GEO-POLITICAL PERSPECTIVE
Cordia Group of Educational Institutes, Sanghol
(On Chandigarh-Ludhiana Highway 35 Kms from Chandiagrh)
Lord Rana Edu-City
(Ph: 01628-255930, Mobile: +91 98146-91113, 96465 23006)
CONCEPT NOTE & CALL FOR PAPERS
India in 2030 in the Global Context: A Geo-political Perspective on India’s potential International Position with reference to its Geography and Economy, the theme of the conference emerges from the reality that over the years India has acquired a significant socio-economic, politically stable and militarily strong power position in the world. Resultantly, the entire world looks for building bilateral economic, political and military relations with India. The latter is evident from the increasing economic ties, political exchanges between the leadership and joint military exercises being undertaken by India and other countries, including China. The conference therefore looks forward for a meaningful global dialogue on the socio-cultural, economic, and political developments impacting geo-political position.
The theme of the conference also provides an optimistic futuristic vision signifying total social transformation in social, economic, and political spheres warrants a stable rational legal order. The latter ensures compliance to the normative order, perfect institutional functioning, and, progressive social order characterized by equity, equality and just distributive system. The rationale here being what matters in the maintenance of the institutional structures is the level of legal rationality and the degree to which the legal structure delivers distributive justice. Right from the pre-independent to the contemporary times, change and transformation in different spheres of socio-economic and political spheres could be possible through enactment of legislations by the state and judicial interventions by the judiciary on its own when it realized the state failed. While the society welcomes judicial interventions certain lobbies within the legislative and executive resist by terming it overt judicial activism. The emerging resistance from the legislative and executive to judiciary’s initiatives, its autonomous working and consequent tardy development and growth of legal rationality also have likely negative impact on the development and growth socio-economic and political rationality.
India’s march to emerge global leader based on its ongoing progressive performance pursued with vigorous strategy Make in India, expected inflow of foreign direct investments on the one hand and the inter-institutional contradictions within on the other raise many critical issues pertaining to India’s future. Notwithstanding, the indigenous policy perspective and the resource inputs made available tend to promise a complete turnaround of Indian economy and society. The increasing GNP, gross national income, per capita income, and market index while representing broad economic trends also make the state anticipate steady growth and development. Given the fact that India has a vast market and youth dividend achieving the desired goals is possible. Since the performance of an economy and the change in the conditions f the people is always in relation to the competing economies and societies, especially the other economies, including today’s leading nation-states, first of all suggest total transformation remain only an abstraction, and, second economy alone is not the true indication of social development. Even amidst high rate of economic growth, there are undeveloped and under-developed remnants of economy, social structure, culture, customs and habits, belying total transformation. Although contested the acknowledged social reality is that the pace and nature of socio- cultural evolution being gradual affects demographic and structural composition of society. Subsequent emergence of distinct social formations, linguistic and religious identities, structural transformation from homogeneity to heterogeneity, identity contestations, all thwart even complete national integration with unmet peoples’ needs and aspirations. The history of human society from medieval to modern period depicts this unresolved paradox inhibiting socio-economic transformation.
The conception of India 2030 is a multi-dimensional dynamic phenomenon, affected by the external and internal forces and therefore needs to be viewed in the global perspective. The hopes and skepticism of the contemporary notwithstanding, has its roots in the history, with manifestation in the present and mixed consequences. There is definite need for deliberations in a broader perspective on the emerging issues and concerns for 2030 with focus on India’s socio-cultural, politico-economic structure, territorial diversities, regional disparities, development ideology, and ongoing development processes. Since the problems like poverty, illiteracy, drinking water, clean and green energy, climate change, equitable distribution of resources, quality of education and health care, housing and habitats, emerging societal imbalances, emerging human rights violations, violence and terrorism, and democratization have acquired dimensions the prospects of India in 2030 therefore cannot be assessed and depicted in isolation of the global developments. Hence the theme INDIA IN 2030 IN THE GLOBAL CONTEXT: A GEO-POLITICAL PERSPECTIVE calls for deliberations on India’s Potential International Position with reference to its Geography and Economy along with analysis along the following sub-themes:The papers are invited on the following sub-themes:
- 1. Role of legal enactments in socio-economic and political change and social transformation
- 2. Inter-face between judiciary, legislative and executive and Indian society
- 3. India’s development policy perspective and emerging indications for 2030 in Indian economy and its core sectors:
- a. Rural society, agrarian economy and social structure- continuities and change;
- b. From industrial to post-industrial and skilled India: changing scale and method of production, employment generation and economic development;
- c. Bridging rural-urban divide, rural urbanization through PURA (provision of urban amenities in rural areas);
- d. Educational expansion through public-private education set-up, state support, emerging concerns for quality education for youth;
- e. Health for all, expansion and development of super-specialties and emerging Health Scenario;
- 4. Economic change and transformation, marginalized sections- scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, women and children;
- 5. Liberalisation, privatization and globalization (LPG) of socio-economic institutional structures;
- 6. Interface between expanding education, employment market and emerging concerns of youth of 2030;
- 7. India’s changing demographic composition, ethnic and religious minorities: Identity issues, mutual understanding and national integration;
- 8. Human rights promotion prospects- the hopes of children, women and weaker sections
- 9. Open Panel
Sanghol is popularly called Ucha Pind, located at a distance of 35 Kms from Chandigarh on Chandigarh-Ludhiana Highway, easily accessible by road from all corners of India. The train and railway connectivity is available up Chandigarh and from there taxi and public and private transport is also available. Those coming from Amritsar, Jammu, Ferozepur, Bathinda side the railway connectivity is available till Ludhiana and from there by bus or cab.