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A fundamental question that's being decided with #AnnaHazare campaign is whether India can afford more direct democracy to its citizens.

8 Apr via web
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Is Direct Democracy The Pill to India's Scam Ills?

Is Direct Democracy The Pill to India's Scam Ills? | Direct Democracy India | Scoop.it
Direct democracy gets its name from the direct powers it gives the voters to do three things, apart from, of course, selecting the rulers. These direct powers are changing constitutional laws, suggesting new initiatives, and thirdly, recalling any elected representative. While the first power makes it difficult for the politicians to hide behind legal status quos, the third gives public the power to vote out, or even prosecute, promise-breakers before their term ends. However, the second power is the most productive - that of suggesting new initiatives. Why? If you think you have been hit by the greatest idea to create a million new jobs or low-cost housing, all you have to do is collect enough signatures from the community around to force a referendum on the nation. But the need for frequent referendums has also been the second biggest hurdle for implementing direct democracy.

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But can’t India ring in the bells of change? If not for the only reason that the biggest democracy should also show the way? We have everything to make a go for it - brains, manpower, tech. And this can be a multi-trillion dollar domestic opportunity for the economy, which is increasingly threatened by a global slowdown. But for that to happen, we should prod our leaders to take that extraordinary step. As Anand Mahindra recently put it brilliantly - a true business leader is one who plots his own obsolescence. This should be truer in politics than in any other sector. We sometimes take those steps.
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Origin of the species - Direct democracy

Origin of the species - Direct democracy | Direct Democracy India | Scoop.it
Voters had to decide on three new types of balloting: referendums, recalls and initiatives.
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DIRECT DEMOCRACY : India will show it to the world how its done

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Welcome to a New Political Idea

The Swiss control their politicians using direct democracy.
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DEMOCRACY – THE WAY OF LIFE

Direct democracy: The system of government wherein people directly participate in its affairs is known as ‘direct democracy’. The citizens assembled together, discussed matters of common concern and arrived at a certain decision. The Greek city states were small in size and population. This enabled them to practice direct democracy.
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Cancer of corruption: the Direct Democracy Balm

Cancer of corruption: the Direct Democracy Balm | Direct Democracy India | Scoop.it
At the heart of the direct democracy campaign is complete decentralization. It goes much further than Panchayati Raj. The country will be divided into “areas”, each consisting of only 3,000 voters. These voters will constitute the “Area Sabha”. The area sabha will have complete administrative control over all civic services-schools, local hospitals, ration shops, and roads. The Area Sabha will have the right to demand financial resources from the Government.
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