Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Dynastic Politics & the Challenge to Ethical Democracy

In Tamil Nadu Nadu and at the Center dynastic politics is especially tenacious, with Karunanidhi asserting family ties over state governance (sons Azhagiri, Stalin) as well as at the national level(daughter Kanimozhi as member of parliament). At the centre, the Congress is attempting to bring Rahul Gandhi into line as the next prime miniserial candidate.

Dynastic politics poses an ethical problem for the optimal development of democracy. More on this later...

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