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Public Lecture Series: Kerala Economy in Transition - Lecture 7 - "The problem is democratic governance". - Shared screen with speaker view
GIFT Kerala
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Pradeep Kumar
Peoples Plan has been an innovative development experience of Kerala. It has made remarkable changes in Kerala. To take this Plan to the next level, what suggestions would you like to make?
OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G
Prof. Tornquist, you date back "interest-based collectives" to the 1930s. Doesn't it have a much longer history that may be traced to the struggles and social reform movements of an earlier period? Are these discounted being part of 'identity politics'? Importantly, Marxist thinkers like EMS view these as precursors to the later left-wing movement.
OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G
Despite being critical of the neo-liberal path of development, you seem to view the KIIFB approvingly. Is the KIIFB with its Avant regard for environment and the financial resources partly mobilised from the global capital market, well in conformity with the neo-liberal model?
OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G
Sorry, NOT "Avant regard", please read "scant regard"
Vijayan Kaliyan
sir what about the impact presure groups in the success of democratic paricipative governance pls clarify.
Santhosh T Varghese
The Kerala experience of decentralised planning visualises every elected member of the Grama Panchayat an active member of the governance mechanism of the local govt, it results in a curious situation where there is no opposition bench. Without opposition benches how could we have critical examination or the necessary checks and balances of the developmental initiatives?Santhosh T Varghese
Gareth Wall
really stimulating discussion - thank you. it's seems an understanding of what work for broad coalition building and what has changed since the 60/70/80s (digital as well as political) that makes that harder or different. thanks Gareth (CDS alumni)
Chanthu S
Thank Prof Tornquist for the talk. It is because of a strong sense of historical past, public memory, and populisms of the present that Kerala continues to be. When peoples planning and democratic decentralisation went hand in hand, a movement that was realised as incremental programmes addressed the quality of life. how do we think of programmes that are imagined by left discourse in the contemporary political present? What do you think of the programmes envisioned for the future, for instance the knowledge economy?
Rogi Mathew
Dear Professor , very interested section, and discussions. thank you very much sir.
Even when we planned the decentralisation process in the mid 1990s, it was not only the local initiatives that we relied on, but some sort of centralisation of these regional quests for local development also. We had 3 tier local self governments, and a central planning board for the state as a whole. All of the lower tier governments finally looked at the upper tiers for one or other governance guidances especially when it comes to networking or coordinating these atomic local initiatives, either for larger funds or for consultative engagements. So slowly the centralised control have taken its grip on the local development initiatives, which for all practical purposes, have had its own centralised interests and even it clashed with the local interests concerning more crucial livelihood or environmental regional issues, failing the very civil society movements at the grassroots.Can we build a decentralised system devoid completely of centralised interests? And how?
Mridul Eapen
Thank u. Have to leave.
Gareth Wall
thanks all, great series - well done to all at GIFT. I hope the recordings will be circulated
Abdul Raoof_ Qatar
Insightful session. Thanks GIFT
Thank you professor for your fantastic and convincing response to my query