Beyond the Ballot Box:Report from the Deepening and Sustaining Democracy in Asia Conference,11-14 2009

Beyond the Ballot Box 
Report from the Deepening and Sustaining Democracy in Asia Conference, 11-14 October 2009

  Publication Year: 2010

 ISBN Number: 978-99936-14-61-6

  PAGES: 373

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Table of Contents



Page No.

Title and contents vii
 Foreword and acknowledgements vii
 Introduction x
Opening Remarks Dasho Karma Ura xxi
 Keynote Address Mr Ajay Chhibber 1
 Keynote Address HE Jigmi Y Thinley, Prime Minister of Bhutan 10

 Foundations of Democracy

 Public Opinion, Happiness, and the Will of the People: Policy-making in a Democracy

Dr Henry S Richardson 25

 Democracy and Difference: Going beyond Liberal Freedoms and Illiberal Order

Dr Peter Hershock 60
 Constitutional Values and Rule of Law Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi 101

 Experiences in Democracy

 Democracy in the Non-West: Facts, Fictions and Frictions

Dr Nitasha Kaul 115

 Constitution – the King’s Gift: Defiling and Sanctifying a Sacred Gift

Dasho Sonam Kinga 134
 Experience of Indian Democracy Pavan K Varma 181
 Grass Roots Democracy and Decentralisation Dr George Mathew 189

 Civic Rights and Participation

Women’s Role in Politics – Quantity and Quality Sultana Kamal 209
 Civil liberties and Security Anthony Grayling 229
 Citizen’s Assessment of Parliaments Performance Ahmed Mehboob 237

Election and Justice

 The Majority Judgement: A New Mechanism for Electing and Ranking Professor Michel Balinski 257
 Happiness and Punishment John Bronsteen 269

 Accountability and Freedom

. Voice, Accountability and Freedom Dr Sabina Marie Alkire 292
Concluding Remarks HE Jigmi Y Thinley 320
 Biographies   373


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