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Participation Of Women in Politics

The Catalyst of Change: Participation of Women in Politics

Women in most countries remain under-represented in policymaking. Female representation in Indian politics thus remains conflicted and suffers from deep structural and systemic difficulties.

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Women Empowerment

Panel discussion on Empowerment of Women in Politics, Governance and Entrepreneurship

A stimulating discussion on “Empowerment of women in politics, governance, and entrepreneurship” was jointly organized by the Bangalore Political Action Committee (B.PAC) and Consulate General of France on 4th March 2021 as a celebration of International Women’s day.

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Democracy: An in-depth look-Tammanna Patra

Democracy: An in-depth look

The word democracy comes from the combination of 2 Greek words ‘Demos’ meaning people ‘Kratos’ meaning power or rule. It first came into existence in the Greek capital, Athens, where they followed a direct form of government. The simple idea of democracy is the rule of the people or where the people of the country have all the right to […]

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GOOD GOVERNANCE AND CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT-Sudeshna

IDEA OF GOOD GOVERNANCE AND CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT

In the last decade of the 20th century, the need for good governance has been an important and recurring theme in the literature dealing with human development – both research and popular. There is now a growing body of evidence, which shows that the quality of governance is related to differentials in growth and development. However, much of this literature […]

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Embracing democracy and its imperfections-Apoorva Chandra

Embracing democracy and its imperfections

Democracy is far from perfect. But I believe that fair value judgments of any system of government can only be made when it is accepted that there is no such thing as a perfect system. With this as the starting point, it is my opinion that it is only in a democracy that we can even hope to achieve perfection. […]

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Political Leadership

What Defines Good Political Leadership?

The world is brimming with ambitious political leaders, but sadly very few matchups to the traits of good leadership. In fact, many political leaders appear to be severely lacking in some of the most essential qualities of a good leader, such as integrity and accountability. It’s no coincidence that the word “politician” has many negative connotations. But experience tells us […]

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Ward Committee Meeting

BBMP Ward Committees

Ward Committees are an effective concept for citizen engagement at the ward level and critical to our local self-governance in the municipalities. They help in the decentralization of functions and provide better supervision for Ward governance.  Composition and functions of a Ward Committee are outlined in the 74th Constitutional amendment to ensure that there is equal representation for all sections […]

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She the Law-Maker

Millions of Women Elected Representatives in Panchayat and Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) since 1993, yet we have fewer women in Assemblies and Parliament, while many men who were Elected in Panchayat or ULBs have made it to the Assemblies and Parliament, the Women are left far behind, making it a fit case to analyze why the women reservation is actually […]

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common minimum program

Common Minimum Program – keeping the interest of the citizens in a coalition government

May 2018 elections to the Karnataka State Assembly threw up a hung house with no single political party able to garner majority mark. The situation lead to the formation of a government by two political parties, Indian National Congress and Janata Dal (S), without any pre-poll alliance, and who had fought the electoral battle bitterly. During the election campaigning, each […]

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Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike – Past, Present and Future

Background The Constitution of India has made detailed provisions for ensuring the protection of democracy in Parliament and in State Legislatures. But it did not provide adequate powers for the local self-government/ governance leading to democracy not being stable in municipal governance. 74th Amendment of the Constitution The Bill as reported by the Joint Parliamentary Committee was taken up for […]

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