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May 25, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a global surge in surveillance activities. Governments all over the world are deploying technological tools for tracking and tracing the citizens to prevent the spread of the virus. This article argues that the need for surveillance cannot be negated or undermined. However, it is important to rethink the surveillance framework and incorporate appropriate checks and balances in place to ensure accountability and to prevent harm.
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May 21, 2020
Financing responses to the COVID-19 pandemic would have been difficult for the Indian government irrespective of its financial and economic health. The authorities responsible for mitigating the spread of the coronavirus, the state governments, are acutely hamstrung given the existing federal fiscal framework. Read on to find out how in times of ill-health, amidst the ongoing pandemic crisis, their capacities have been shackled further.
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Editor: Lakshmi Ravi
May 18, 2020
As COVID-19 tightens its grip on Indian cities and reveals fault lines in the structures of governance, the details of the draft NUP warrant a close examination in terms of what needs to be done to design cities better. In this podcast, Shreeradha Mishra, Editor-in-Chief at ISPP Policy Review discusses the salience of the draft NUP in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and explores questions on how cities can be made more inclusive for the most vulnerable, with Dr. Ravikant Joshi, Advisor at the Urban Management Centre, Ahmedabad.
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May 13, 2020
Are the Indian regulations and legislative frameworks equipped to combat the COVID-19 crisis? This article locates the responsive measures to COVID-19 in India in its two central legislations and analyses the gaps in regulations that renders the response to the pandemic non-democratic and inadequate. Alok Arunam proposes to drive a shift in the notion and understanding of security from a macro to a micro perspective, rooted in the security of individuals and communities
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