Peter Ronald deSouza
Peter Ronald deSouza is Visiting Senior Fellow at the
Centre for the Study of Developing Societies. He is
the Co-director of the Lokniti programme and is currently
coordinating the State of Democracy in South Asia (SDSA)
Professor deSouza taught in the Political Science
Department at Goa University for 16 years. He was
awarded the British Council Visitorship to the U.K
in 1992 where he made presentations at LSE, SOAS,
Warwick and Sussex University. In March 2000 he was
a Visiting Professor at Birkbeck College, London University,
and in May 2001 he was a Visiting scholar at the Taubman
Centre, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
In the last six years, Professor deSouza has also
worked as a consultant or Advisor with the Inter-Parliamentary
Union (Geneva), International IDEA (Stockholm), ICNRD-5
(Mongolia), World Bank (India), Ford Foundation (India)
and UNDP RGC (Bangkok)
He has also written numerous articles in national
and international journals. He has edited a book titled
Contemporary India: Transitions and
also written several monographs and reports. He is
currently in the process of editing two books, a reader
on Political Parties and a collection
of case studies titled Democracy’s Inconvenient
Facts. Some of the areas on which he has
worked and published concern the banning of books,
electoral reform, decentralized governance, electoral
violence, political parties, human security, minority
rights in India, marginal citizens and righting historical
to go Professor deSouza Bio page. Selected
articles by Peter Ronald deSouza include:
Representative? Seminar, 506, October 2001
Suhas Palshikar is Professor of Politics and Public
Administration at University of Pune, Pune, India.
He was educated at the University of Pune. His research
interests include Political Processes in India, Political
Sociology and the dynamics of State Politics of Maharashtra.
He has edited three books and has published more than
thirty scholarly articles in journals and books. He
has completed a number of projects in association
with various research organisations in India. Apart
from working on the project Democracy in South Asia,
he is currently engaged in research on—‘Coalition
politics in Maharashtra’ and –‘Political
Economy in contemporary India’.
here to go Professor Palshikar Bio page. Selected
articles by Suhas Palshikar include:
Politics Through the Prism of Region, in Vora Rajendra
and Anne Feldhaus (eds.), Region, Culture and Politics
in India, Manohar, New Delhi, 2006.
Sena: Tiger with Many Faces?, Economic and Political
Weekly, Vol. 34, Nos. 14 &15, April, 3 and 10,
Hegemony to Convergence: Party System and Electoral
Politics in the Indian States, 1952-2002, (Yogendra
Yadav and Suhas Palshikar) in Journal of Indian School
of Political Economy, Vol. 15, Nos. 1 & 2, 2003.
The Regional Parties and Democracy: Romantic Rendezvous
or Localized Legitimation? In Ajay K. Mehra, D.D.
Khanna and Gert W. Kueck (eds.), Political Parties
and Party Systems, 2003, New Delhi, Sage.
Yogendra Yadav is a Senior Fellow at the Centre for
the Study of Developing Societies Delhi, India. He was
educated at the University of Rajasthan (Jaipur) Jawaharlal
University (New Delhi) and Panjab University (Chandigarh)
He has taught at the Panjab University (Chandigarh)
from 1985 to 1993. He is the Founder Convener of the
Lokniti Network, and was involved in designing and coordinating
the National Election Studies
1996 to 2004, the largest ever series of academic surveys
of the Indian electorate. He is the General Editors
and Lokchintak Granthamala
a series of socialism anthologies in Hindi. He has published
more than Twenty-five scholarly articles in journals
and books. He is a member on the Editorial Collective
of Samayik Varta
, a monthly magazine in Hindi
and on International Advisory Panel of European Journal
of Political Research, a member on the Governing bodies
of Lokayan Delhi, Gandhian Institute of Studies, Varanasi,
Indian Institute of Political Economy, Pune.
His research interests include Democratic Theory,
Election Studies, Survey Research, Modern Indian Political
thought and Indian socialism. Apart from working on
the project Democracy in South Asia He is currently
undertaking research on Reservation Policy in India.
here to go Professor Yadav Bio page. Selected
articles by Professor Yadav include:
contest, closed options’. Seminar February
Elusive Mandate of 2004 Economic and Political
Weekly, Vol XXXIX (No 51), December 18, 2004.
hegemony to convergence: Party system and electoral
politics in the Indian states, 1952-2002’ Journal
of Indian Institute of Political Economy, XV
(1&2), January-June 2003.
in Marshall Bouton and Philip Oldenburg eds. India
Briefing: A Transformative Fifty Years, New York:
M. E. Sharpe, 1999, pp. 3-38. Hindi version in Abhay
Dube (ed.) Rajneeti ke Saat Adhyay, New Delhi:
Vani Prakashan, 2002.
Radical Agenda for Political Reforms’ Seminar,
vol. 506 [Reforming Politics], October 2001