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“India’s range is obvious in its structure, landscapes, fairs and handicrafts. And spirituality – the thrashing center of India – pulsates from the mountains of Ladakh to the seashores of tropical Kerala.” – Sarina Singh, Lonely Planet Writer

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Although he sometimes uses this term alone, in his' discussion of polities (see below) he paired a dialectical process with another which he dubbed, after Plato, eristical. By the former term, he means a relationship in which the two parties move from a position of non-agreement to one of agreement. By the latter, he refers to a situation in which the two interacting parties start from a position of disagree­ ment and attempt to gain triumph over one another. 29 Through this double process of interaction, agents, or even parts of agents, attempt to ' retain or alter their positions in a system or systems.

12 13 For a discussion of the essentialism in Weber, see Hindess ( 1 987: 1 3 7-5 3). The soul of the body politic for Hobbes was his idea of sovereignty. e scientists and other experts and leaders who act on their expertise" while belittling the knowledges and capacities to act of the peoples who comprise the objects of their studies and actions. 14 Smith himself invoked this theory of knowledge when he talked about the relationship a historian should have to his material. ' Smith has, however, 'endeavoured to exclude the subjective element so far as possible .

The world empire's mode of production, a conflation of Marx's ancient, feudal and Asiatic modes, is 'redistributive'. Its economy, though larger, remains relatively closed and static. Surpluses in a world empire, however strong or weak its centre, are exacted by state officials in the form of a 'tribute' and distributed among themselves, at the expense of primary pro­ ducers who remain perennially at the subsistence level. This type of world system has given way, in the course of the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries, to that of the present, the capitalist system, which is a world economy rather than a world .

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