Untangling the ‘Global-Local’ Linkages: The Case of Right to Information Act in India

On Wednesday 21 June, 2017, a seminar was organised in which Dr Himanshu Jha presented a paper which explored the process of ‘norm –diffusion’ from global to the local by examining, how ‘home-grown’ (Singh 2011) was the process of institutional change? By bringing in some historical archival material and internal government documents the paper attempts to unravel the degree of ‘norm diffusion’, and the extent of exogenous factors and global norms in affecting institutional change in India.