Rupa & Co
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With 99 per cent of legislators getting elected by a minority of electors; with scores of them getting elected on 15-20 per cent of the votes cast-that is, by 7-10 per cent of the population, how representative is our parliamentary system? Does the present system not induce political parties to go on splingtering our people? Can the country cohere when the people are splintered? Are those in government accountable to Parliament? or are they the government precisely because they, and those who control them, control Parliament?
Is this system a law of nature?
The system we have
Myths about the present system
Just one among many possible systems
The 'alert and quick-acting' sovereign
Sovereignty in full spate
Some important lessons
Lessons from liberals, for liberals
Romanticing 'the people'
A few readings