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About Ram Mashru

Ram Mashru is a writer and researcher specialising in South Asia

Ram Mashru es un escritor y investigador que se especializa en el sur de Asia. 

Ram Mashru et écrivain et chercheur spécialisé en Asie du Sud.

Articles by Ram Mashru

This week’s World Forum for Democracy 2017 editors

Georgios Kolliarakis

Georgios Kolliarakis political scientist, is a senior researcher at the University of Frankfurt.

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Rosemary Bechler is openDemocracy’s Editor.

Introducing this week’s theme: Media, parties and populism.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

When internationalization causes more harm than good

Mashru1Focusing on the practicalities of internationalization neglects a vital and thorny question: is going global really in the interests of all rights groups? A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate on internationalizing human rights organizations. Français, Españolالعربية

Quand l’internationalisation fait plus de mal que de bien

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Se focaliser sur les aspects pratiques de l’internationalisation néglige une question vitale et épineuse : le fait de s’internationaliser est-il vraiment dans l’intérêt de toutes les organisations de défense des droits ? Une contribution au débat d’openGlobalRights sur l’internationalisation des organisations de défense des droits de l'homme.  العربية,  Español, English


عندما يكون ضرر التدويل أكبر من نفعه

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يؤدي التركيز على الجوانب العملية للتدويل إلى إهمال مسألة حيوية وشائكة: هل تتطابق العالمية بالفعل مع اهتمامات كافة جماعات حقوق الإنسان؟ مساهمة في النقاش على الرابط openGlobalRights بشأن تدويل منظمات حقوق الإنسان. FrançaisEnglish, Español


Cuando la internacionalización causa más daño que beneficio

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Enfocarse en los aspectos prácticos de la internacionalización deja de lado una pregunta esencial y espinosa: ¿volverse globales realmente beneficia a todas las agrupaciones de derechos? Una contribución al debate de openGlobalRights sobre la internacionalización de las organizaciones de derechos humanosFrançais, Englishالعربية

A reformed role model: India, a reluctant rights promoter

A reply to Meenakshi Ganguly and Aseem Prakash.  A far more instructive question they might have asked is, ‘is it in India’s interests to promote rights globally?’ - and regrettably the answer is ‘no’. A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate on Emerging Powers and Human Rights.

A return to the Raj: India’s anti-democratic use of sedition laws

Some say that Aseem Trivedi, the satirical cartoonist imprisoned in India this September, set himself up to achieve very little by highlighting an already deep rooted problem. But Trivedi’s real victory may be to have uncovered how India’s antiquated sedition laws are silencing democratic dissent

Eliminating the middle man: the Indian government’s contempt for civil society

In India, the concept of civil society is only a nascent one, but the authorities already view it with suspicion. Behind the 'biggest democracy in the world' façade, the lives of activists, journalists and academics who dare to challenge official policies are made increasingly difficult. The future of India's emerging civil society is uncertain.

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