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Friday, 28 January 2011 20:46

 

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Diminishing electoral dividend for the political dynasties PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 11 April 2014 16:41

Do political dynasties really matter in India's electoral lanscape? Dynasties may exist in politics, but democracy has the power to equalise the dynasts. The diminishing power of the political families in India bear testimony to the deep roots democracy has struck in the country, writes Barun Mitra.

Any discussion on dynastic politics in drawing rooms or in the media, usually degenerates in to a slanging match. One side tries to wrap itself in a democratic halo, and who see political dynasties as anathema in democratic polity. The other side aggressively argues that after all the dynasts do have to get democratically elected too and therefore legitimate.

Hardly any political party is immune from their own dynasties, small or big. The list of candidates related to political families in the 2014 election is a long one indeed.

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EFN Asia 2013 Conference, Day 2, October 22, 2013 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 07 March 2014 14:13

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Day 2 of the Economic Freedom Network (EFN) Asia 2013 Conference started with a presentation by Fred McMahon of Fraser Institute in Canada, of the results of the Economic Freedom of the World (EFW) 2013 Report. Before presenting the numbers, he reiterated the definition of “economic freedom” as fundamental rights. Without these basic rights, no political or civil freedom can prosper.

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2014 St. Gallen International Competition Law Forum ICF PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 07 March 2014 14:20

Message from organiser:

Ladies and Gentlemen,
Once more, we have been able to compose a roster of reputed speakers for the 2014 St.Gallen International Competition Law Forum ICF, which will take place in St.Gallen (Switzerland) on 15 and 16 May 2014: No less than six presidents of national competition authorities (Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland and Switzerland) will share their experiences with you. Other speakers will be judges from national and European high courts, acclaimed legal and economics scholars from Europe and North America, practicing lawyers and public officials from several jurisdictions as well as experienced in-house counsel. We shall look forward to meeting you in the unique St.Gallen atmosphere!

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EFN Asia Conference 2013 – Day I PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 07 March 2014 13:42

The two-day Economic Freedom Network (EFN) Asia conference has tackled many subjects on its first day, October 21, 2013. The welcome remarks were given by Dr. Pirom Kamolratanakul, President of Chulalongkorn University in Thailand,  and Mr. Ulrich Niemann, Director of the Division of International Politics, Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF).

Kamolratanakul said that Thailand has been growing slower and 42 percent of the working population are stuck in agriculture. The country needs a transparent and efficient public sector and good governance to build the middle class, and must emphasize productivity growth and more investment, especially in infrastructure and education.

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