Elections Make a Mockery of Democracy
Day-to-day decisions, including crucial ones that impact a large number of people, are predominantly taken by elected politicians and the bureaucracy serving them.
Melghat’s Payvihir brands its forest produce to success
Payvihir, which has a 182-hectare forest under community forest rights (CFR), has worked wonders in the last four years, showing the way for tribals.
Towards radical democracy in India
Representatives' obligations would include highly constrained ‘delegated’ responsibility whereby they are subject to clear mandates given by the delegators or electorate rather than attaining independent power, they can be recalled and must report back, among other responsibilities.