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This happens five times My hunch is that the argument will havethrough logical regressreached higher levels of abstraction on first principles such as decencyrespect and dignity At which point my colleague would inform the anchor that his support to Mayawati is exactly for these principles The unreasonable so produced the reasoned argument about decency Mayawatis presence at the centre of power gives the victim Dalit a better chance of living in that decent society An FIR will be lodged The police station will be made more democratic I hope my backbencher IAS officer is now a little clearer about democratising democracy The writer is directorIndian Institute of Advanced StudyShimla Views are personal For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPublished: February 7 2014 2:42 am In theory primary selection makes parties more likely to respond to the views of the electorate But in practice this is not always the case(AP) Related News By: Alistair McMillan The Congress experiment may call forth unintended consequences The Congress party’s decision to introduce primary elections to select Lok Sabha candidates seeks to empower party workers and open up new opportunities for advancement through the party Strengthening party democracy and opening up the process through which candidates are selected should be a popular move but international experience suggests that primary elections can have unexpected consequences for the quality of representation The Congress isn’t the first party to see primary elections as a means to re-legitimise a moribund party organisation associated with weak government and corruption The Spanish Socialist Party used primary elections to choose its leader after the party’s reputation was tarnished in the 1990s but when the party members selected an outsider José Borrell the establishment fought back and he was forced to resign before getting a chance to fight the general election In Mexico in 2000 when the once dominant Institutional Revolutionary Party was forced to respond to a real democratic challenge it turned to a presidential primary to present itself as a party open to new ideas and competition It was not enough to defeat the challenge of Vicente Fox of the Alliance for Change Although presented as “US style” primaries the Congress scheme only allows party members and officials to have a say in the candidate selection process In the US primaries are often “open” to any registered voter widening out the public participation process And while primary elections certainly provide an opportunity to widen political engagement remember that voter turnout in the US is remarkably low In Britain the Conservative party has adopted open primaries for selecting candidates in a small number of constituencies With a shrinking and socially unrepresentative membership the party has seen primary elections as a way to rejuvenate the local support base and broaden the appeal of the party Candidate selection becomes a media event and raises the profile of candidates prior to the election In a system where many seats are “safe” it is seen as giving the public a real influence over who becomes a member of parliament The Labour party in Britain has seen one member one vote (OMOV) as a central part of reforms aimed to redress a tortuous organisational history which has been seen to hinder the party’s electoral success and popular responsiveness Tony Blair saw OMOV as a way of democratising the Labour party characterised by a traditional link with trade unions and an activist base which has often placed factional battles before electoral considerations However there were tensions between the New Labour project as envisaged by Blair and the beliefs of the grassroots party membership These tensions were most obvious in 2000 when the party leadership changed the selection process for the candidate for London mayor to prevent leftwinger Ken Livingstone from being chosen The Labour party sought to balance the popular appeal of primary elections with strong central control over which people could stand for selection as party candidates It is a practice the Congress seems to be copying: opening up the process of selection while keeping close control of the options available to the primary electorate Whether this is enough to constrain a factionalised party organisation with little ideological coherence remains to be seen In the US it has been argued that there is a “primary penalty” where candidates selected through primary elections are less effective in winning competitive elections The suggestion is that the selectorate for primary elections can have an agenda that is partisan and unresponsive to the wider electorate An example would be the mobilisation of the Tea Party movement to influence the selection of Republican party candidates This sort of activist capture led to the Republicans fielding candidates with extreme opinions on issues such as abortion and public services which led to moderate Republicans and independents deserting the party in the 2012 election The concept of the “primary penalty” has also been used to explain electoral outcomes in Latin America where in many countries including Argentina Brazil Chile Mexico and Uruguay parties have used primaries to select candidates for presidential elections According to political scientist Josep Colomer internal democracy can reduce popular support in a general election and primaries tend to choose weaker presidential candidates Yet presidential primaries can be defended as providing opportunities for less well-known candidates to raise their profile and for party members to unite behind a chosen candidate Empirical studies of Latin American elections have indicated that candidates endorsed by primary elections get a boost of around 5 per cent in popular support An example comes from Brazil where Luiz Ignácio (Lula) da Silva despite having been defeated in three previous presidential elections won the Worker’s Party primary election and used this as a springboard to success in the 2002 presidential election Candidate selection by primaries has broader implications for party organisation and electoral politics In theory primary selection makes parties more likely to respond to the views of the electorate But in practice this is not always the case Evidence suggests that primary elections have mixed implications for the representativeness of the party system Decentralisation of the selection process may also make the overall slate of candidates less diverse The “tyranny of small decisions” may be a consequence where politicians from minorities or women applicants lose out to those from dominant groups Each constituency is focused on its own selection process rather than thinking about how the overall selection process reflects the broader diversity of the party and the electorate Party primaries may also have an influence on the ideological coherence of a party programme and the way that the elected candidates behave in the legislature MPs and MLAs who are selected by a primary election may feel that they are responsible to the party members in their constituency who chose them rather than the party leadership This could make enforcing party discipline and pushing forward a legislative programme more problematic The fact that the Congress party organisation is not completely behind the idea of candidate selection through primaries is already evident An indication of underlying tension is shown by the decision to scale back the scheme from 25 to 16 constituencies and the speedy reversal of the decision to use a primary in Kapil Sibal’s Chandni Chowk constituency There will certainly be further party machinations regarding the composition of the primary electorate and the process of determining a winner Rahul Gandhi’s call for the democratisation of the Congress recalls the attempt by his father Rajiv Gandhi to do the same in the 1980s There is an obvious paradox in a dynastic leadership pressing for a more open and meritocratic party system and earlier reform attempts floundered Democratisation of the grassroots is a worthy cause but it would be more effective if the party leadership shared the principles of openness and accountability The writer teaches at the University of Sheffield UK and is author of ‘Standing at the Margins: Representation and Electoral Reservation in India’ [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by ANI | Washington | Published: June 2 2009 2:18 pm Related News A new study has revealed that the use of language by young children and their adult caregivers decreases when they are watching television Dr Dimitri A Christakisof the University of Washington School of Medicine and Seattle Children’s Research Instituteobserved during the study that young children and their adult caregivers uttered fewer vocalizationsused fewer wordsand engaged in fewer conversations when in the presence of audible television Published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicinethe population-based study is the first of its kind completed in the home environment “We’ve known that television exposure during infancy is associated with language delays and attentional problemsbut so far it has remained unclear why This study is the first to demonstrate that when the television is onthere is reduced speech in the home Infants vocalize less and their caregivers also speak to them more infrequently” said Christakis The study involved 329 children aged two months to four years old The children wore a smallbusiness card-sizedtwo-ounce digital recorder on random days monthly for up to two years A specially designed vest with a chest pocket held the recorders at a specific distance from the mouthand captured everything the child said and also heard during continuous 12 to 16 hour periods The researcher removed the recorders only for napsbathsnighttime sleep and car rides The research team also used a speech identification software program to process the recorded files to analyse sounds children were exposed to in their environmentas well as the sounds and utterances they made According to themmeasurements in this study included adult word countschild vocalizationsand child conversational turnsdefined as verbal interactions when a child vocalizes and an adult responds to them vocally (or vice versa) within five seconds The researchers found each hour of audible television to be linked with significant reductions in child vocalizationsvocalization durationand conversational turns They said thaton averageeach additional hour of television exposure was also associated with a seven percent decrease in the words the child heard from an adult during the recording session There were significant reductions in both adult female and male word counts “Adults typically utter approximately 941 words per hour Our study found that adult words are almost completely eliminated when television is audible to the child These results may explain the association between infant television exposure and delayed language development” said Christakis The researcher believes that eh findings of the study may be prove helpful in understanding attentional and cognitive delaysas language development is considered to be a critical component of brain development in early childhood “Audible television clearly reduces speech for both infants and their caregivers within the homeand this is potentially harmful for babies” development There is simply nothing better for early childhood language acquisition than the spoken and imitated words of caregiversand every word counts Television is not only a poor caregiver substitutebut it actually reduces the number of language sounds and words babies hearvocalize and therefore learn We are increasingly technologizing infancywhich may prove harmful to the next generation of adults” added Christakis For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: March 28 2017 5:50 pm Former Law Minister of Delhi Jitender Singh Tomar at the Haus Khas Police station in New Delhi (Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal /File) Top News Former Delhi law minister Jitender Singh Tomar has been summoned as an accused by a court which took cognisance of the charge sheet in a fake degree case Besides Tomar Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Sandeep Garg also summoned 13 others as accused including employees of Tilkamanjhi University at Bhagalpur in Bihar from where the Delhi MLA allegedly procured a fake law degree “I take cognisance of offences punishable under sections 420 (cheating) 467 (forgery of valuable security) 468 (forgery for cheating) 471 (using as genuine a forged document) and 109/120B (abetment of criminal conspiracy) of the IPC” the ACMM said here Out of the 13 who have been summoned as accused the judge noted that five persons were not chargesheeted by the police “Though accused Anirudh Das R R Poddar Surendra Prasad Singh Ram Avtar Sharma and Ramashish Purbhe have not been chargesheeted a perusal of the record shows that Tilkamanjhi Bhagalpur University had issued instructions which were not followed and complied with by these accused… “Issue summons to accused Jitender Singh Tomar notice to his surety and summons to accused Bare Narayan Singh Razi Ahmad Rajendra Prasad Singh Janardan Prasad Yadav Dinesh Kumar Shrivastava Anil Kumar Singh Niranjan Sharma Sadanand Rai Anirudh Das R R Poddar Surendra Prasad Singh Ram Avtar Sharma and Ramashish Purbhe” it said and posted the matter for hearing to April 19 Tomar an MLA from Trinagar was arrested on June 9 2015 following a probe by the Delhi police on a complaint of the Bar Council of Delhi that he had obtained a fake law degree However on July 24 2015 he was granted conditional bail by a court here with a direction to join investigation as and when required A magisterial court had earlier rejected Tomar’s bail plea twice An FIR was registered against Tomar on June 8 2015 at Hauz Khas police station for alleged offences of cheating forgery using forged documents as genuine forgery with intent to cheat and criminal conspiracy under the IPC For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | London | Updated: November 17 2016 3:30 pm Mandy Moore says she was left “emotionally scarred” by Justin Timberlake when she was 15 as he told her she had big feet Related News Mandy Moore says she was left “emotionally scarred” by Justin Timberlake when she was 15 ashe told her she had big feet?” he said. adding that he was looking forward to a splendid performance from the team.” he warned. 2017 2:03 am Top News OVER 25 years after the securities scam involving Harshad Mehta came to light, Under the scheme.
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