Exploring the Convergence of Law and Policy

Swathi Krishnamurthy reviews ‘Transformative Law and Public Policy’, work of four seasoned academicians and policy practitioners, this book offers a range of local and global studies that highlight the convergence of law and policy using empirical evidence, and stands out for its contemporariness and concreteness.

Book Review | Manufacturing Consent

Vedprakash Singh The expression “Manufacturing Consent” was borrowed from Walter Lippmann’s seminal book “Public Opinion” (1922). In his book Lippmann argued that “common interests, largely, run contrary to public opinion”, and elites are needed to maintain stability (he contends that 20 percent of the political class or the elite rule over the majority). The Propaganda…

The Obituary of the Development Era

Abinaswar Das     The Development Dictionary is a book that arouses the reader’s interest at every juncture because of its blunt statements backed by the immense knowledge and varied ethnic, socio-political and cultural origins and experiences of its seventeen contributing authors. This group claims to have observed and studied the development discourse and through…

Book Review | The Mystery of Capital

Samarth Bharadwaj   To uncover and understand the Mystery of Capital, Hernando De Soto through his books tries to explain to his readers why Capitalism has not been triumphant in the developing and post-communist countries and how the West has successfully generated capital in its territories. The book makes a persuasive read because of the…

Unlimited Growth on a Finite Planet

Vivek Raj Anand Background Aurelio Peccei, an Italian scholar and industrialist, looked at the contemporary national crisis of the 20th century as symptoms of a larger insidious global crisis. He founded the Club of Rome, a virtual think tank —consisting of scientists, educators, humanists, and businessmen who were concerned with global issues— in 1968. Peccei…