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Guilty Middle Class?

I am surprised to read the piece by Suhas Palshikar (“In the Shadow of Terror: “Anti-politician or Anti-politics?”, EPW, 13 December 2008). The Mumbai incident has shocked everybody and the public response is seen as natural and necessary.

Not Darkness Alone

groups; but any agreements should be endorsed, after full discussion, by the plenary session. Our world society has grown to the point where we must now consciously apply to its institutions, particularly its decisionmaking ones, the principles of the committee system. And there may be other ways and other techniques of dialogue that should be explored.

Democracy and the Opposition in India

Despite visible centralising tendencies, a steady and significant process of decentralisation of political power has taken place in India over the last four decades. One has only to hok at the right indicators to discern this process of decentralisation. This process is so welt rooted in society that any move to counter it wilt weaken rather than strengthen the political system. This paper argues that the most important thing now is to institutionalise this decentralisation through effective procedures for power-sharing.

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