Civil society

The more power, prosperity, and stability China projects, the greater the appeal of its authoritarian model. Photo: Reuters

China and the future of democracy

4 min read . 15 May 2018
Photo: Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint
In the 1990s, the push for decentralized governance was very strong, and several countries, including India, made significant progress in decentralizing power to tiers of government closer to its citizens. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint

Learning from good government

3 min read . 10 Oct 2016
File photo of Erdogan supporters burning an effigy of Fethullah Gulen. <br />The recent failed coup has strengthened the state’s hand in crushing all opposition. Photo: Bloomberg<br /><br />

Holding the state to account

3 min read . 28 Jul 2016
Jayaprakash Narayan (1902-79) was a freedom fighter, social reformer and political leader. Photo: Hindustan Times<br />

Doing good in a material world

5 min read . 10 Jul 2016