Strengthening of Indian democracy key to unleashing economic reforms
True reform requires a partnership between a liberal state and a constantly watchful civil society. Is the Modi government up to this task?
For the seventieth time this month, and during every general election, India celebrates its incredible democracy. There are several theories for why India is such an implausible democracy, and our ability to be an exception in a troubled neighbourhood evokes great nationalistic fervour. However, this celebration of our democracy also sometimes distracts us from taking a hard look at the state of our democracy.