Posted on December 3, 2018 · Posted in Faculty Associates News, P-cubed News

Shyama Venkateswar, Distinguished Lecturer & Director, Public Policy Program, Roosevelt House, Hunter College interviewed by Barbara Crossette for India Abroad to discuss trends towards illiberalism in India, the U.S. and elsewhere in the world.

“Illiberal and exclusionary politics rest on the vast amount of money and power at stake, mainly sourced from the defense and energy sectors across the world. In this sense, the state is an end in itself. Acquiring power or having close access to those in power is a guarantee of personal enrichment. We are seeing this again and again in Western democracies as well as in countries without formal democracies. The threads of illiberalism and corruption are ties that bind.”

Read the full article in India Abroad.