Month: April 2019

Politics
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India Votes

India’s election kick started today, Aprill 11 2019. This is the world’s largest democratic election. The scale of the election is staggering. The election will involve 900 million eligible voters. There are five hundred political parties vying for 543 seats in the Lok Sabha, India’s house of representatives. Mobilisation of personnel and infrastructure is expected…

Public Policy
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Of War and Peace and the Public Good

OneĀ  important concept in public policy and administration is the term “Public Good.” It is a normal term and can literally be interpreted. But there is a deeper meaning to the term and we need to dissect the term. A more precise definition is that a public good is any good that is non-excludable and…

Public Policy
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Why the need for the ABCs of Public Policy?

Every time I greet a class of first year students taking an introductory course in Public Administration, almost always, I see the dread on their faces. The feeling of dread is almost palpable. I can sense them saying: why do I need to sit through 14 long weeks attending a course of..errr.. what is it…