Strengthening India’s institutions4 min read 15 Nov 2017, 11:42 PM IST
Institutions are strengthened or weakened depending on how the individuals temporarily in charge of the institutions act
The late political scientist and historian Benedict Anderson called the nation an imagined community, which brings together people who find common cause to forge a new identity. That entity functions because of its institutions. These institutions are not made only of bricks and mortar, though those are necessary; they become meaningful if they represent the collective will of the people, drawn from values that underpin the idea of that nation. Physical structures, like parliaments and courts, matter; how they function matters even more.
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