Corruption in India: Can the Right to Information Help?

Issue Date January 2012
Volume 23
Issue 1
Page Numbers 149-54
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India’s Right to Information Act (2005) has brought about a quiet revolution in her quest for good governance. Any citizen can seek information from government and thereby demand transparency and accountability in governance. The Act is the result of a movement at the grassroots level organized by the poor and the marginalized. If properly implemented, this Act will be the initial first step in establishing a deliberative democracy.

About the Author

Prakash Sarangi is professor of political science at the University of Hyderabad (India). He is currently visiting professor and senior fellow at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

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