Editorials, Pub admin 1

Behavioral Research into public policy

With the recent executive order, issued by the US president Obama, asking US agencies to integrate ‘nudges’ in their daily operations, the US has joined a group of countries including the UK, Australia, Singapore, and institutions like the World Bank who have been using and advocating behavioural research to dramatically improve public policy design, and… Continue reading Behavioral Research into public policy

Editorials, Essay, Social Empowerment, Social Issue

Dalit atrocities issues

The Dalit mobilisation that is gaining momentum in the wake of Rohith Vemula’s suicide reflects structural issues. Reservations have given birth to Dalit entrepreneurs and a Dalit middle class benefiting from government jobs. because of this, anti-Dalit attitudes have been on the rise. Cases of anti-Dalit atrocities  : The number of registered cases of anti-Dalit… Continue reading Dalit atrocities issues


Importance of the TPP deal

The Trans-Pacific Partnership or TPP is one of the biggest trade deals in history. It was signed in February in New Zealand by 12 Pacific Rim countries. The TPP involves 12 nations (the US, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam). Together these countries account for the 40%… Continue reading Importance of the TPP deal

Editorials, GS-2, Social Issue, Uncategorized

Education key to quality public representation

Many believe that while acceptability of democracy continues to be unquestionable, there is enough empirical evidence suggesting that efficacy of democratic governance has always remained doubtful. Poor functional ability of the elected representatives is the main reason behind this. The question of palpable tensions between electability and functional ability of an elected representative has always… Continue reading Education key to quality public representation