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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

Aug 29, 2014

Hong Kong girds for democracy battle as Beijing is seen restricting territory's 1st elections

Hong Kong's simmering summer of discontent gets even hotter Sunday when Beijing is expected to recommend restricting the first direct elections for the Chinese-controlled financial hub's leader, stepping up chances of a showdown with democracy groups... #Beijing #Hong Kong
Dear Kejriwal, here's why 'direct democracy' doesn't work

Aug 29, 2014

Democracy battle: Beijing set to dismay Hong Kong

(AP) -- Hong Kong's simmering summer of discontent gets even hotter Sunday when Beijing is expected to recommend restricting the first direct elections for the Chinese-controlled financial hub's leader, stepping up chances of a showdown with democrac... #China #Beijing #Hong Kong
Dear Kejriwal, here's why 'direct democracy' doesn't work

Aug 28, 2014

Turkey's Erdogan sworn in as president

(AP) -- Recep Tayyip Erdogan took the oath office as Turkey's first popularly elected president on Thursday, a position that will keep him in the nation's driving seat for at least another five years, and promptly appointed his close ally to form a n... #European Union #Turkey #Recep Tayyip Erdogan #Kemal Kilicdaroglu #Kemal Ataturk
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