Journal Articles

Democracy, Disagreement and Merit

Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Economic & Political Weekly

June 17, 2006

At this juncture, even before we discuss what effective access policies should look like, we need to clear some space and ask: How will we handle disagreement in this domain? For fundamentally, the reservations debate has become a debate about the character of democracy, in more ways than we recognise.

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