In today’s Sunday Times of India, I speak with Amulya Gopalakrishnan about my new book. In the interview, Amulya asks me what policy measures can be taken to minimize criminality. Here’s a glimpse of my answer:
Before thinking about policy responses, we have to come to grips with why politicians linked to criminality do so well in the first place. If this was about uninformed voters, mass media campaigns could educate the electorate. Unfortunately, a lack of information is not the binding constraint — it’s a lack of governance.
You can read the full interview here.