November 7, 2012
Anti-corruption activist Arvind Kejriwal at a press conference in New Delhi last month. Photo: European Pressphoto Agency
"Focusing on the conflict between an increasingly defensive political society (parties and state institutions) and an increasingly vocal and assertive civil society may be missing the larger point," writes Heller. Rather, we must recognize that civil and political society "are almost by definition in tension, but this can be healthy for democracy."