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Summary of Fukuyama’s “Against Identity Politics”
Francis Fukuyama in his article “Against Identity Politics: The New Tribalism and the Crisis of Democracy” analyses the identity movements…
Will removing anti-defection provisions be effective?
The Anti-Defection act in India prohibits Members of Parliament from voting against party line if the orders them to do so, through what…
New e-commerce rules: Whither evidence-based policy?
There is a lot of talk about evidence-based policymaking. It is usually discussed in the context of development programmes and the…
It’s time to address societal overreach, not just judicial overreach
We often talk of judicial overreach but not societal overreach. Judicial overreach is where judiciary goes beyond its mandate and…
On Oxfam’s wealth inequality index
Oxfam’s recent inequality report said that top 9 wealthiest in India own wealth equal to that of the bottom 50%. Note that it is not top…
Malabar exercise: India’s deferential approach towards China
Malabar exercise is an annual trilateral navy exercise between India-US-Japan in the Bay of Bengal. Its significance has grown in the…
Is trump upending the current liberal world order or inadvertently correcting it?
Laying down rules for co-existence and means to enforce them has been a perennial problem in human history. The concept of social contract…
New threats to India’s social and economic order
A great social churning is going on in India, some of it publicly and some of it underground. Apart from the much talked about the factor…
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