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Corruption and Representative Democracy

The anti-corruption campaign has shown that a desperate public demands an immediate solution. Citizens have got a taste of direct democracy which is frightening for the privileged manipulators of the system, but liberating for the poor who are usually manipulated. While what the future holds cannot be predicted, the prize at this juncture of the history of Indian democracy is indeed so great that the compulsion in favour of the Jan Lokpal Bill is overwhelming.

Corruption and Representative Democracy feel uncomfortable. After all representation is their business! Yet the rules of the game of representation begin to change. Men and women, little known before, emerge as leaders in cir cumstances in which people are desperate Amit Bhaduri for some immediate remedy. One could

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