Free Enterprise and Government Regulation- An Indian Perspective – M.S. Srinivasan

The traditional capitalism based on free enterprise and minimum government intervention is floundering in a mud of widening inequality. Emerging economics powers like India and China are experimenting with new forms of capitalism with greater governmental control. We have to do some fresh rethinking on the limits and boundaries of free enterprise and government control.…

Wielding the Organ of Power: Dimensions of Political Leadership– M.S. Srinivasan

(Published in VILAKSHAN, journal of the Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar) Synopsis A surprising fact of modern society in that while some standards of qualification, experience, skill, ability and the requisite aptitude are insisted upon for leadership position in business, industry, commerce, education and other fields, no such standards exists in politics.   We frequently bemoan…

Wielding the Organ of Power: Dimensions of Political Leadership–M.S. Srinivasan

[Published in VILAKSHAN, Mar 2013] Abstract A surprising fact of modern society in that while some standards of qualification, experience, skill, ability and the  requisite aptitude are insisted upon for leadership position in business, industry,  commerce,  education and other fields, no such standards  exists  in politics.   We frequently bemoan the poor quality of our political…

Power, Democracy And Leadership—M.S. Srinivasan

A major challenge facing modern democracy is how to build enlightened leadership within the democratic framework.  This requires a clear understanding of the relationship between power, democracy, hierarchy and leadership.  This article examines the problem in a holistic perspective and in the light of Indian insights. Key Perspectives: forms of power; political challenge; ideal of…