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Decision-making And Devolution

Decision-making and Devolution

The Karachi scene is a forerunner of many things to come unless we in Pakistan get our own act together. That act is not only about the bloodshed in Karachi…

The WTO: decisions and constraints

The selection of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a Nigerian national, as the director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO), is significant for at least two reasons. She is the first woman to…

Civic space, politics and decisions

A civic space that meaningfully engages civil society with policymakers can contribute to improved public policy decisions. This article looks at some of the factors that affect a civic space’s…

Equitable decisions

“Two things awe me most, the starry sky above me and the moral law within me” — Immanuel Kant MORALITY and the law have never been more closely linked than…

Making sense of China

Recent events such as a new security law for Hong Kong, a border dispute with India, an ongoing trade war with the US, and a possible China-Iran strategic partnership have…

The Making Of A Hindu Voting Bank

The making of a Hindu voting bank

Last week, India’s ruling Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) faced a massive rebuff in the local legislative election in Delhi. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), a relatively new and small political…

The Making Of A Controversy

The making of a controversy

If a decision is to be made in an emergency situation in which there is no opportunity for proper consultation or in-depth consideration, then there is a possibility of error.…

Making Sense Of South Asia

Making sense of South Asia

Politically, Narendra Modi has played his cards. He has used his near two-thirds majority to remove the charade of Article 370 in the Indian constitution to formalize Kashmir’s annexation. It’s…

Making Room For Women

Making room for women

There is a need for adequate women representation in governance structures including parliament, provincial assemblies, local governments, cabinets and decision-making forums at all levels as well as in the public…