203.3 Leisure, social and political accountability, democratic citizenship among Indians

Thursday, August 2, 2012: 9:40 AM
Faculty of Economics, TBA
Oral Presentation
Misri Lal VERMA , Sociology, VSSD (PG) College, Department of Sociology, CSJM University, Kanpur, Kanpur, India
The study reveals from the data of voting trend in India for social & political Accountability of democratic citizenship and the from the representative vision of the development for analyzing the Leisure, Social and political Accountability, Democratic Citizenship among Indians. The area of study randomly selected to Uttar Pradesh. A heuristic distinction between participatory and representative democracy is applied here to examine the relationship between leisure and democratic citizenship. Different forms of leisure support different forms of democracy. The concept of social and political accountability is proposed as a primary linkage between leisure and democracy. Leisure activity which generates social and political accountability is more conducive to greater democracy than leisure activity which does not. Recent examinations of the content of leisure in India suggest an increase in leisure activity that does not generate social Accountability and thus provides only weak support for democracy. Implications of this finding for leisure research and the of leisure services are explored, with the concept of social Accountability suggested as central to the trans-disciplinary analysis of leisure’s political significance. It has been found in conclusion that the public and politician both are responsible for good or bad governance. It is required to aware the Democratic Citizenship among Indians.