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GPYV Monday Discussion

10 Ideas to Fix Democracy: Analysis of a Foreign Affairs report

24 January 2022

By GP course scholars


There is a backslide in democracy owing to a rise in populism, lack of electoral integrity and a reduced space for civic action.
Sejal Sharma, Centre of South Asian Studies, Pondicherry University

How democracy can be strengthened? Or, are there alternatives?
The future of democracy lies in the hands it was made for, the people.

Abigail Miriam Fernandez, Project Associate, NIAS 

The transition of human virtue in the digital world
Ankit Singh, PhD Scholar, NIAS

The idea of surveillance and bringing about changes in the way cyberspace functions seems a bit too far-fetched. In a political culture wherein, post-truth is a focal concern, the lines have been blurred between fact and fiction.
Angkuran Dey, Centre of South Asian Studies, Pondicherry University

A western notion of democracy does not fit the post-colonial states.
Meghna Manoj, Centre of South Asian Studies, Pondicherry University

Apoorva Sudhakar and Avishka Ashok
Research Associates, NIAS

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