APPLY NOW TO ATTEND 'IPOLICY FOR YOUNG LEADERS': NEW DELHI EDITION
'ipolicy for Young Leaders' is Centre for Civil Society's signature course in public policy. The 3-day intensive course introduces the participants to the policy landscape within India, and enables them to explore different mechanisms of gauging the effectiveness of government policies/regulations.
Across these three days, accepted candidates will be engaged in a variety of workshops and academic activities aimed at equipping them to understand the unseen effects of different government regulations. The candidates will be provided with a certificate at the end of the program and also be granted access to our vast alumni/academic network.The course is open to all college students and young professionals.
All selected candidates will be informed by 5 January 2018.
Date: 12-14 January 2018
Venue: CCS Office, New Delhi
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 31 December 2017
What India Can Learn from the American Political Landscape
In the first edition of Spontaneous Dialogue, Mark Hansen, leading scholar of American politics from University of Chicago and Mohit Satyanand, Board of Advisors, Centre for Civil Society, contextualised the American political experience and put into perspective the shifting political winds here at home. Addressing the citizen activism triggered by the dynamism of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), and the subsequent birthing of anti-establishment views, the discussion sought to analyse the identity politics and populist rhetoric dominating the two political landscapes.
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LATEST ON SPONTANEOUS ORDER:
Kanwal Rekhi's Spontaneous Musings
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Spontaneous Order presents "Spontaneous Musings", a section containing short reflective notes that will hopefully rattle our brains and give us something to think about as we go through our daily routines!
The first Spontaneous Musing is of Mr. Kanwal Rekhi, former Chairman of Centre for Civil Society, who cites India’s stringent labour laws and writes of the need for liberalisation reforms that cater to the poor and not just the elite.
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Revisiting Karmanye Thadani's "A Bamboo Controversy Yet Again"
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The Indian Forest Amendment Ordinance, promulgated on November 23, 2017 exempts bamboo grown in non-forest areas from the definition of tree, thus negating the need for a felling / transit permit. This news has been hailed by those whose livelihoods are dependent on the trade and cultivation of bamboo.
To understand the contextual background of this news, as well as to know more about the conflicting legal apparatus that ailed the bamboo industry at the time, read "A Bamboo Controversy Yet Again" by Karmanye Thadani from the SO Archives
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LAUNCH OF SWATANTRA PAPERS:
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Swatantra Party, founded in 1959 by C. Rajagopalachari, was India's first and only national political party to advance principles of social justice, free enterprise, personal liberty, secularism, and individual rights. Advocating for a 'politics of ethics', the party featured the voices of prominent liberals such as Minoo Masani, N G Ranga, Piloo Mody, and offered the only substantive alternative to Nehruvian socialism and the monolithic 'Congress Party system' which had emerged post-Independence.
Swatantra Party was a significant and unique intervention in the larger narrative of modern Indian politics, and merits sustained engagement from scholars and intellectuals today. Upon procurement of over 27,000 pages from the defunct Swatantra Party's offices in Mumbai, Centre for Civil Society aims to store the archive at Nehru Memorial Museum and Library. The launch of the archive is marked with a day-long Conference on Saturday, 3 February, 2018 at the Auditorium, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library.
Date: 3 February 2018
Venue: Auditorium, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi