April 27, 2017

Why Stop at Red Beacon, Review Practices to Dismantle VIP Cult

Shankkar Aiyar, Visiting Fellow at IDFC Institute, writes about the need to restore equivalence between the elected and the electors. 


"True parity, however, demands follow-up for lasting effect. In any democracy, the elected are agents of the principal, of the people who are the sovereign. That is the theory. In practice, the political class, particularly the elected, have come to believe that victory in the “first past the post system” puts them ahead, entitles them to a more equal than others status...


Unfortunately, the political class tends to interpret the right to recognition as an entitlement for greater privileges...The imperative is to make political intervention less relevant to render the benefactor-beneficiary equation irrelevant. Restoration of equivalence between the elected and the electors calls for a review of manufactured equations and reform governance."


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Topic : State Capacity / In : OP-EDS
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