India's federal system has significantly influenced the way in which domestic political forces have reacted to the "multilateralization" (via World Trade Organization agreements) of key areas of policymaking, particularly agriculture. State-level politicians tend to view World Trade Organization-related matters through regional lenses. In the process, Indian federalism itself has been subjected to certain, sometimes contradictory, changes.
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Errata: In the September/October 2016 issue (volume 56 number 5, pages 836 and 849), there was a technical printing error in Figures 1b and 2 of the article by Ajay Raina that resulted in a loss of data on the graphs. This online article contains the restored figures in their original, correct state. The error is regretted.