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

Jul 02, 2014

Ukip MEPs' EU anthem protest suggests it's time for them to grow up

Rather than turning their backs during the EU anthem, Nigel Farage's party might be taken more seriously if it refused the parliament's subsidies The newly constituted European parliament opened yesterday and, as has been the tradition for some years... #European Union #Europe #Barack Obama #Nigel Farage
Dear Kejriwal, here's why 'direct democracy' doesn't work

Jun 23, 2014

Nigel Farage wants to give voters a greater voice by extending referendums

The Ukip leader said that voters should be able to veto planning decisions, sack bad MPs and challenge council tax rises Nigel Farage has said that his party will be an advocate of direct democracy by giving voters the power in a referendum to block ... #Switzerland #Nigel Farage