Governing supersized countries': Brown Bag lecture at CHRI with Prof. Alasdair S. Roberts
CHRI held a brown bag lecture with Mr. Alasdair S. Roberts on 'Governing supersized countries: The challenge of the 21st century' on January 6, 2020, at its office in New Delhi.
Mr. Roberts is a professor of political science and Director of the School of Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
He spoke engagingly on the challenges being faced by 'super-states' and the difference between the polities of China, the US, the EU, and India. He also talked about the problems being faced in terms of governance, control, leadership, and administrative capacities in present times and drew a distinction between them and the challenges which were faced in the last century.
Sanjoy Hazarika, International Director of CHRI, added that "what we are witnessing now is not nation-building, but the building of small nationalisms".
The lecture was followed by a QnA session with the colleagues and guests of CHRI.