Empowering the grassroots: The Use of ‘Primaries’ to select candidates for Parliamentary Elections in India

THE PROBLEM AND THE CONTEXT With the upcoming general elections in 2014 in India, the battle has begun – the battle to get that elusive “ticket” from the “party”. Most young, eligible potential politically inclined people are however unable to get the “ticket” because the party high command – no matter which party we are…

Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky – The Psychological Underpinnings of the Internet and its Implications for Society and Power

Clay Shirky, author of Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations,¬†does an excellent job of describing the psychological underpinnings of the internet and its implications for organising and distribution of power. He begins by framing our understanding of the evolution of the internet. ¬†From a point where the internet was seen as a…