Our duly elected unrepresentatives
Who do the candidates in the polls represent and how representative are their victories?
EXCLUSIVE: Eben Moglen says freedom depends on the Net
Beware of even democratic regimes which want to wiretap
Lithuania, Latvia ranked as world’s top environmental democracies
The index evaluated the availability of information and public participation related to environment matters in 70 countries
In Churning the Earth, The Making of Global India, environmentalist Ashish Kothari and economist Aseem Shrivastava put India's much-hyped growth …
Sri Lanka clamps down on civil society groups
Activists say attack on freedom of expression is indicative of a deteriorating democracy
Africa’s democratic deficit
Political leaders fail to deliver in Africa
Dissent and democracy
Forty years after the Emergency was declared, India must revisit its legacy of dissent
Haiti cholera victims threaten to drag UN to court for compensation
8,000 people have lost their lives because of the disease in the past two-and-a-half years
What ‘third-term fever’ tells us about the state of democracy in Africa
This year no fewer than 16 elections will take place in Africa, many of which involve removing presidential term limits. The motives are worth …
चुनावी लोकतंत्र कितना लोकतांत्रिक?
वैश्विक रुझान बताते हैं कि लोग इस लोकप्रिय शासन तंत्र को अब प्रभावी नहीं मानते
Why farmers don't have electoral clout
Although farmers vote at least as much, if not more than industrial workers or urban middle classes, elections are not fought around farmers' issues
How IT Threatens Democracy
Social media could be just the start of a slippery slope leading to an Orwellian world controlled by Big Data Brother
Why bullshit hurts democracy more than lies
The bullshitter may do even more damage than the liar in politics
How accurate are exit polls? There's no easy answer
In the world's largest democracy, the science of poll forecasting is still struggling with the basics
US court quashes Monsanto's 'undemocratic' plea to Avaaz to hand over internal documents
The order prevents the agrochemical major from silencing the civic network that has been working actively to stop EU from re-issuing a …
Facebook's wild and severe side effects
Facebook is undermining democracies and leading to shallow and degraded public discourse
In the next 14 months, 62 countries will go to polls
India’s 130 million first-time voters will play a decisive role in the world’s state of economy
सत्ता के शिखर से क्यों दूर हैं महिलाएं?
मतदाता के रूप में सक्रिय भागीदारी निभाने वाली महिलाएं सत्ता के शिखर पर क्यों नहीं पहुंच पातीं?
लोकतंत्र की हत्या कर सत्ता पर काबिज रहने की जुगत
बिहार में ग्राम पंचायत स्तर पर अगड़ी जाति के पुरुष सत्ता बचाने के लिए दलित महिलाओं से शादी कर रहे हैं। क्या इसे लोकतंत्र ...
Here are the seven challenges that will shape our 2020s
Plastic pollution, migration, nationalism and three other critical issues require immediate attention from world leaders for the next decade to …
Rahul Gandhi vows to spend more on health. High time India does
Congress chief vows to push healthcare spend to 3% of GDP, increase staffing
Democracy is good for heart, increases life expectancy
A study of 170 countries between 1980 and 2016 brings out for the first time the impact of democratic systems on population health
Laws are chipping away at democracy around the world
Trouble is brewing around the world, say experts
How democratic was the 16th Lok Sabha?
A lot of recent decisions, like Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s low attendance in Parliament to passing Constitutional Amendment Bill as a …
नए हाथों में लोकतंत्र की बागडोर कितनी सुरक्षित?
देश के पांच करोड़ से अधिक बच्चे 18 वर्ष की सीढ़ी पर कदम रख चुके हैं तथा संभवत: पहली बार मताधिकार का इस्तेमाल कर ...