Democracy

I, the Citizen, (Not) the Sovereign

by Sandeep Pandey and Vishwas Bhamburkar          The preamble to the Constitution begins with “We, the People”. Thus, the idea that the citizens are the sovereigns, should have been the…

This is NO Democracy!!

I just love it when all the media political pundits and talk show hosts ( News Talk?) throw out that word Democracy. You don't have to go to a ranch…

Downward Social Mobility and Authoritarianism

Authoritarianism’s Popular Base Inexorably linked to self-identity molded by the social environment, political identity, shaped by social class and the hegemonic culture, largely determines the individual’s participation in the political…

Too Much Democracy?

Too Much of Democracy has derailed our economic 'growth' says CEO of Niti Ayog, who once professed that ATMs will cease away in the coming years. A 'devotee' of Narendra…

Democracy and the Corporation

“The two greatest obstacles to democracy in the United States are, first, the widespread delusion among the poor that we have a democracy, and second, the chronic terror among the…

Platform Democracy in India

We are living in the age of digital era when consumption of politics and political activities are become inevitable because we are all carrying a platform in shape of smartphones…

Need to Oust Professional Society

In his book The Rise of Professional Society England since 1880, Harold Perkin wrote: "The 20th century has seen the dissolution of the concept of absolute property. It has been…

 Is Democracy Consistent With Islam?

Some people are under the impression that democracy and Islam are incompatible. But I don’t see any contradiction between democracy and Islam, as such. Though, I admit, that there is…

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