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Perils of direct democracy: AAP may be on the wrong track

Dec 26, 2013

Perils of direct democracy: AAP may be on the wrong track

The assumption that people know best has been repeatedly proved wrong, especially when deciding complex and technical issues. #HowThisWorks #US #Arvind Kejriwal #Democracy #California #Direct democracy #Aam Aadmi Party #Referendums
Team Anna suggests panel to seek people's views in law framing

Jan 26, 2012

Team Anna suggests panel to seek people's views in law framing

Team Anna suggests setting up of a 'Referendum Commission' to seek common man's views in framing legislations. #Anna Hazare #NewsTracker #Direct democracy #Referendum Commission #law making
For Team Anna: Five lessons from California about direct democracy

Sep 07, 2011

For Team Anna: Five lessons from California about direct democracy

Recall and Reject sounds kick-ass. Direct democracy - who could argue with that? But people power doesn't always work the way we imagine it to. Team Anna should just ask the people of California. #Anna Hazare #HowThisWorks #Arnold Schwarzenegger #California #Direct democracy #recall

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Dear Kejriwal, here's why 'direct democracy' doesn't work

Oct 07, 2012

Dear Kejriwal, here's why 'direct democracy' doesn't work

Arvind Kejriwal is pitching for 'direct democracy'. But democratic opinion is not always infallible. And it is susceptible to demogoguery. A civilization lesson on the perils of heeding the 'pasion of the mobs'. #TheLongView #Arvind Kejriwal #Democracy #Direct democracy #Plato #Aristotle

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Dear Kejriwal, here's why 'direct democracy' doesn't work

Jul 29, 2014

Poor doors show why we cant rely on developers for affordable housing

While the idea of mixed communities and mixed tenure was always faintly patronising, even not-so-affordable housing is now bitterly resisted Reformism in local government has a Faustian history, often involving shady deals, compromised principles and... #London #T. Dan Smith #Derek Hatton (politician)
Dear Kejriwal, here's why 'direct democracy' doesn't work

Jul 24, 2014

US hails Indonesia democracy in turbulent SE Asia

(AP) -- President Barack Obama's quick congratulation for Indonesia's election victor Joko Widodo, even as the losing candidate rejected the result, underscores Washington's intent to deepen ties with Jakarta and support democracy in Southeast Asia. ... #White House #Vietnam #Barack Obama #John Kerry #Indonesia #Malaysia #Cambodia #Thailand #Southeast Asia #Jakarta #Laos #Myanmar #Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono #Suharto #Prabowo Subianto
Dear Kejriwal, here's why 'direct democracy' doesn't work

Jul 22, 2014

Jakarta governor wins Indonesian presidency

(AP) -- Jakarta Gov. Joko Widodo, who captured the hearts of millions of Indonesians with his common man image, won the country's presidential election with 53 percent of the vote, final results showed Tuesday. Widodo, a former furniture exporter kno... #Jakarta #Prabowo Subianto #Indonesia #Suharto