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Soumya seemed to have a passive but defendable position in the middlegame against former Women’s World Champion and Grandmaster Anna Ushenina. Tuesday will be the day fans all over India are bound to watch the games relayed live, UN defended its stance against terrorism after PM Modi criticised it. Haq said in the next few days, Marlon Samuels proved in 2012 he has it in him to play great innings. will be keenly felt.

barnagarwala@expressindia. we will send them notices under Section 381 of the MMC Act, Whether we are looking at problems like Chinese telecom companies,BRIC?for BrazilRussiaIndia and Chinafamous This could suggest that Indian policy analysis could usefully engage in comparisons and contrasts against BrazilRussia and China But when careful analysis of policy questions is undertakenthere are acute disparities between India on one hand and Russia and China on the other Whether we analyse infrastructure regulation or financial regulationpolicies about privatisationabout public-private partnershipsor the institutional environment in which growth takes placethe policy climate in Russia or China is completely different from that seen in India In a democratic societyaccountability of government agenciesplacing the interests of the population above those of the executing agencyand the implementation of a process of transparent rules and laws are of supreme importance As a consequencepolicies that may be acceptable in Russia and Chinawhere the rule of law is not prevalentare often not acceptable in India The mechanism through which a highway is builta public sector enterprise is sold to a private companyor land is acquired for public use in China and Russia is very different from what would work in India and we in India would not want to go down their routegiven our interest in fostering accountabilitychecks and balancesand protection of the rights of the individual If BRIC is not a meaningful club for the purpose of comparative law and policy analysisthen an alternative club needs to be created We start from the G-20 member countriesso as to focus on large and complex countries We then turn to a series of indicators which measure the legal and governance environmentincluding: (i) voice and accountability(ii) political stability(iii) government effectiveness(iv) regulatory quality(v) rule of law(vi) control of corruption(vii) economic freedomand (viii) political freedom On these parametersChina and Russia prove to be highly dissimilar to Indiawith inferior governance quality Countries like the UK and the US have very high scores on these issues and are thus also unlike India Policy proposals that work well in the US and the UK are often not useful in Indiagiven the more fragile governance environment in India The four G-20 countries which have values which are the closest to India are: BrazilSouth AfricaSouth Korea and Turkey There is a striking commonality between India and the BSST countries when it comes to the above eight measures of the constitutionallegal and governance environment Brazil and South Africa are complex federal countries much like Indiawith provinces and diverse ethnic groups Barring South Africawhich has a GDP of $276 billionthe other three are in the right ballpark when compared with India on nominal GDPwith Korea at $929 billionTurkey at $735 billion and Brazil at $158 trillion This reasoning suggests that when faced with a diverse array of issuesIndian policy reform should take an interest in how things are done in the BSST countries There is much to be learnt by undertaking comparative legal and policy analysis against these four countries All four countries are ahead of India in terms of per capita GDP South Koreas is ten times that of Indiaand the other threes are three to four times that of India South Korea and Turkey are members of the OECDwhich exerts a beneficial influence on improving laws and governance Henceon many issuesthe policy choices of these countries are likely to be superior to what India is doing In other wordsthere is a lot to learn In terms of legal traditionsnone of these countries have the British-style common law with which India started out after independence In this dimensionthese peer comparisons are not useful; India needs to move more towards a UK/US-style common law framework given the extensive evidence of the superiority of common law as a foundation for liberal democracy and vibrant economic growth But here alsoRussia and China are not better peers because neither of them has a common law systemand their rule of law is much inferior to that seen in the BSST countries For a policy analyststudying the BSST countries is difficult given the language barrier: most people in India do not know PortugueseAfrikaansKorean or Turkish But this is not particularly different from the constraints faced in studying Russia or China; most people in India do not know Russian or Chinese In practiceexamining the BSST countries would be done by looking at cross-country databases and at research materials available in English The writer is professor at the National Institute of Public Finance and PolicyDelhi express@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | Berlin | Published: March 6 2017 9:54 am Two goals from Florian Niederlechner propelled Freiburg eighth (Source: AP) Top News Eintracht Frankfurt’s hopes of European football took a knock Sunday in a 2-1 defeat at home to Freiburg the club’s fourth straight Bundesliga loss Two goals from Florian Niederlechner propelled Freiburg eighth and left Frankfurt previously third vulnerable in sixth place with 11 games remaining Branimir Hrgota fired the home side into an early lead but Niederlechner rounded the goalkeeper to equalize Ante Rebbe thought he’d put Frankfurt ahead again However the goal was ruled out with Mijat Gacinovic adjudged to have impeded goalkeeper Alexander Schwolow Frankfurt was to rue the decision when Niederlechner scored again before the hour-mark thanks to brilliant interplay between Vincenzo Grifo and Mike Frantz TV replays suggested he was offside for Grifo’s through ball Hertha Berlin was hosting Hamburger SV in the late game For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top News” he said. 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