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Plurality of politics and policy

  1. What are the achievements and failures of Indiras regime in india?
  2. What are the consequences of populism,  personification and centralization of politics?
  3. What do you understand by these terms?

A)     Populisitic socialism

B)      Undermining of institutions

C)      Pluralist politics

D)     Prime ministerial Government

E)      Personality cult

Demonetisation and black money

  1. Why black money is generating?
  2. What shall be the follow up action after demonetization?

Anew idiom of  Dalit  assertion
1. How the dalit politics are taking a new turn?

Jallikattu – saying no to Jallilkattu

  1. What are the arguments of state of Tamil Naidu on Jallikattu?

Justice beyond borders

  1. International institutions -  are they are democratic?
  2. What are the objectives of ICC?
  3. Why Russia and Africa left ICC?


ICC – International criminal court

What is the International Criminal Court?

The world’s first permanent international criminal court was founded in July 1998 and went into force in July 2002. It is an independent body, governed by the Rome Statute, an international treaty that established it.

Who belongs?

The court has more than 120 member nations. But countries that are not members include the United States, China, India, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Qatar and Israel.

The U.S. signed the treaty during the Clinton administration, but Congress did not ratify it. President George W. Bush s administration later opposed the court, saying it could bring politically motivated investigations and prosecutions of Americans, such as military officials. Russia signed the treaty in 2000, but like the United States, did not ratify it.

“Although the United States is not a party to the ICC’s statute, the Obama administration has been prepared to support the court’s prosecutions and provide assistance in response to specific requests from the ICC prosecutor and other court officials, consistent with U.S. law, when it is in U.S. national interest to do so,” the State Department says on its website.

What does it do?

The court investigates and tries people for the most serious crimes of concern to the international community — genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. It says its aim is “to hold those responsible accountable for their crimes and to help prevent these crimes from happening again.”

Where is it based?

The court is based in the Hague, in the Netherlands. The Hague, the country’s third-largest city and located on the North Sea coast, is also home to the Dutch Parliament, the U.N. International Court of Justice, various embassies and the historic 16th-century Noordeinde Palace.

Does it have legal authority?

The ICC can prosecute for crimes committed in member countries and by citizens of member nations who commit crimes elsewhere. In 2012, the court sentenced former Liberian president Charles Taylor to 50 years in prison for his role in war crimes committed during the civil war in neighboring Sierra Leone in the 1990s.

How is it funded?

The court is mainly funded by its member nations. Extra funds come from voluntary contributions by governments, individuals and organizations.









  1. Institutional and legal resources of a democratic polity are fixed in a caste grid.
  2. Today human value and human dignity have become central rallying point
  3. Rise of hindutva has further exacerbated the sense of being unwanted.

Old ways of doing dalitpolitics are  centered around the vote bank politics, paternalism, reservations, religious conversions.

  1. Mobilization of people through use of social media is remarkable.
  2. Demand for rising Institutional sensitivity to dalits and their issues is the central demand.
  3. Assertiveness in Dalit identity is increasing. – swabhiman, atmabhiman, azadi, dignity, have become the rallying points.
  4. Dalits, backward castes, minorities are increasingly working together and are politically drawn closer together to gain their democratic dividends.
  5. Institutional pre occupations with interests of elite is seen as a form of ensalvement and antithetical to the interests of Dalits. Institutional reform is a rallying point.





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