About Feudalism and nature of Democracy

Feudalism in Indian Society comes in many guise which we are so habitual to see that it skips our notice.Justice Markande Katju's remark on media and it's explanation addressed the problem of feudalistic attitudes in our people. Here I attempt to identify some of the forms in which feudalism masquerades around on ships and in our management and governance. Disciplinarian is a very frequent cloak of feudal act.
Provisionally,discipline procedures under various acts ensure that any occurrence of indiscipline is only when some one is adversely affected by some other's non-following of good practises.
On ships, Not wearing the uniform is not indiscipline if no other person wears uniform. The procedures and protocols for the uniform, if not firmly registered with the authorities, may not cause indiscipline act. Trademark and Design registration act of national government is the place to do this job. How often do we know that?? Other common sighting is the assumption by a senior that subordinate staff is not entitled to raise voice during arguments, ask questions and for reasonings, and, do debate.
Regarding Debates and Arguments from a subordinate as a pretext for not doing a job, it is here that we test the presence of Democratic Style of the senior. The truly democratic solutions entail either (1) specialization on the debate subject matter which may bring a clear cut and objective answer to the debate, or, (2) in the absence of resource for specialization, use of Democratic legal channels to enjoin upon the subordinate to conform and comply. It is these kind of tricky situations which bring the answer to us that in democracy , Motivation channel is the best means to control people, because in authoritative channels the law can roll to either side leading to sever damages. Justice is the delivery mechanism of democracy.
The tendency of a Democratic Style of Management to propel towards Specialisation can also be sensed in the discussion above. In summary, In Democracy, getting a work done can best be through Motivation. And for motivation, Specialisation is the key, which is enhancement in knowledge and information in a large variety of fields to be able to answer to the queries of a subordinate.
 Case other than this become Authoritative acts or Feudalism.
 In the more recent trends of rising information source all round and of all nature, some of which can confuse out the whole theme of motivation, or manage to put the Knowledge of superior into dumps thus preventing the Superior's progress, solutions could be adopting legal procedures, or leading by physical self to prove his point. Thus, one can also notice the importance of possessing knowledge of law, the Common Law as a least, in a democratic style of governance. The ups and downs suffered by both the superior and the subordinates during their mutual conflict become rationale for why one should become humane in approach towards another person. Human virtues such as those of Mercy, Patience , Tolerance are thus another essential requisite of a Democratic Style of Management. Thus, there is a better rationale available for why a man should be virtuous in his deeds if the democratic Style of Management has to seriously prevail. There is, in prudence terms, an incentive for being humane. This may also be the cause why of all governance styles, the Democratic Style found the largest popularity, even though it is still not free of all shortcomings.
From the above, one can easily draw the list of responsibilities of people, the superior or the subordinate, to help democracy governance sustain in their society. The tool of Motivation as the best available control switch, the tendency for rising Knowledge and thus the Specialisation and the universal knowledge of law, called the Common Law, are must for citizens to acquire, for Democracy to survive. Justice remains the encompassing frame within which everyone has to live for society to be called Democratic.


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