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Restoring Values

Restoring Values
Keys to Integrity, Ethical Behaviour and Good Governance

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Democracy | Ethics | South Asia Studies

© 2010 | 228 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
This volume is a wake-up call to Indians to shape their country as an ethical nation. The articles in the compilation have been written by some of the most eminent thinkers and leaders of India in various fields who are known for their commitment to living and working with integrity. It addresses the reasons for the absence of honest, ethical and transparent dealings in all sections of the society, including legislative, executive and judicial branches of the government.

The articles present a credible and practical set of ideas and approaches to raise standards of integrity, ethical behaviour and governance in the institutions of our country. Some of these were presented at a two-day conclave organized by the Foundation of Restoration of National Values in New Delhi in November 2008. The compendium not only captures the essence of the conclave but goes beyond it by providing a roadmap for initiatives that can be taken at individual and collective levels to transform India into an upright nation-free from corruption, deception and opaqueness in decision making.

Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha
Ratan N Tata
Bharat Wakhlu
Introduction: What Does it Take to Create an Ethical, Value-based Society?
Igniting the Truth within Arun Maira
Values in Law Enforcement and the Justice System D R Kaarthikeyan
Possible Solutions for Nurturing National Values A P J Abdul Kalam
Public Administration in India: Facing an Ethical Crisis E Sreedharan
The Re-birthing of Indian Society Father T V Kunnunkal
Values versus Institutions: Moving beyond false dichotomy Jayaprakash Narayan
The National Value Crisis and its Redressal J S Verma
Eliminating Corruption and Resolving Conflicts: Essential elements for societal morality K G Balakrishnan
A Case for Institutionalized Probity in Parliament M N Venkatachaliah
The Critical Role of Leadership in Restoring Values Lal Krishna Advani
Making Honesty Cool Madhu Trehan
Designing A Value-based System for Dispensing Justice N Vittal
Nationalize Your Minds and Hearts! Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha
Remembering Our Wholeness Arun Wakhlu
National Values: The ground and goal of administration Pratyush Sinha
Integrity in Law Enforcement: Imperative for gaining people's confidence Sankar Sen
A New National Order Grounded on Values Somnath Chatterjee
The Need for Values in a Democracy T S Krishna Murthy
An Indian Basis for Change Trilochan Sastry
Ethics in Governance: Perspectives from the 2nd Administrative Reforms Commission Gopal Ganesh

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ISBN: 9788132104759