ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Our Self-righteous Civil Society

Our Self-righteous Civil Society

Over the last few decades the non-party volunteer organisations have been much more effective in Indian public space and more articulate in policy debates than the traditional Left parties. This essay, while recognising the manifold achievements of these organisations, reflects on the serious limitations of the activities of the voluntary sector and argues that when they usurp certain roles they can become a threat to representative democracy.


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