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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

Sep 09, 2014

Scottish independence: An energy revolution?

Canvassing for independence in south Glasgow on September 6, debates flourished over Scotland's economic future. People want an end to cuts imposed from London, to an economy shackled to the financial sector. The referendum on September 18 is not abo... #London #Scotland #Norway #United Kingdom #Liberal Democrats #Glasgow
Dear Kejriwal, here's why 'direct democracy' doesn't work

Sep 12, 2014

Derek Handley: An open letter to first-time voters

It doesn't take a crystal ball to see that youth engagement in democracy, which is how we currently direct our hopes and dreams for New Zealand, is now in crisis.A few weeks back, it was revealed that 60 per cent of Kiwis under..... #London #Scotland #Norway #United Kingdom #Liberal Democrats #Glasgow
Dear Kejriwal, here's why 'direct democracy' doesn't work

Sep 11, 2014

India Inside: Astonishing Tales of How the United States and India Are Intertwined

First of a three part series highlighting how the ties between the world two largest democracies are rooted in history. As Washington prepares for a historic visit by India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 29, many in America think tha... #China #India #Africa #Boeing #Narendra Modi #Christopher Columbus #Great Britain #Angus Maddison #Columbus, IN