Web Session on Women in Social Sciences

Thursday, December 13, 2018
4:45 PM – 5:45 PM
AC 03 LT 003

Data & Empirics in Indian Politics

Praveen Chakravarty
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
1:30 PM to 2:45 PM
AC 01 LR 105

Democracy and Electoral Reforms in India

Vijay Dev
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
1:00 – 2:15 PM
AC 01 LR 104

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Research Publications

The Struggle of RTI Activists in Gujarat
Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 53, Issue No. 33, 18 Aug, 2018
By Christophe Jaffrelot, Basim-U-Nissa

The Transformation of Backward Class Politics in Uttar Pradesh
Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 53, Issue No. 33, 18 Aug, 2018
By Gilles Verniers (2018)

Conservative in Practice: The Transformation of the Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh
Studies in Indian Politics, vol. 6(1), pp.1-16.
By Gilles Verniers (2018)

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What's the realistic range of seats BJP can get in UP post SP-BSP alliance?

Less likely(facesaver):36 seats
Likely (setback): 23 seats
Possible(decimation):12 seats

I explain, step by step, the arithmetic of UP elections in 2019.

Fascinating and important distinction between agricultural policy responding to those who are dissatisfied but often vocal and not to the truly distressed who are often silent.

"Democracy is about more than development. In a polity where people can throw their rulers out, it is centrally about politics," says Mahesh Rangarajan, Professor of History and Dean of Academic Affairs, @AshokaUniv.

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The January 2019 issue of Seminar is on newsstands now--w/ articles by @srinathraghava3, @mihirssharma, T.N. Ninan, Yamini Aiyar, among others. I have a short essay on political finance reform. Will post my piece once it is available online

"By extending reservation to socially dominant groups, what was supposed to be an anti-discriminatory policy for the most marginalised becomes a general rationing tool for a shrinking pool of coveted jobs," Prof. @MsAshDeshpande, @AshokaUniv.

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1 month ago

Trivedi Centre for Political Data

TCPD hosted its first conference on Empirical and Computational Methods to Study Indian Politics. Teams and colleagues from Michigan, PRIO, Notre Dame and others discussed questions and methods over two days, and held a computational workshop for social sciences on the third.

Three concrete outcomes emerged from this meeting:
1. TCPD will work to set up sharable standards in data collection and political data handling.
2. TCPD will invite collaborations to build high standards datasets on various aspects of India’s democracy (elections, public goods delivery, contentious politics)
3. This will start with a formal partnership with PRIO to build an event-based dataset on contentious politics in India.

Looking forward to much good work and calling on friends, scholars and students to help us in these endeavours.
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1 month ago

Trivedi Centre for Political Data

Neelanjan Sircar and I gave a talk today at CPR on the elections. Here is the video.

Centre for Policy Research
Watch Live: CPR-TCPD Dialogues 'Making Sense of the December 11 Results'
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