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Professor 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) project.

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 wrong.

Click here to go Professor deSouza Bio page. Selected articles by Peter Ronald deSouza include:

Whose Representative? Seminar, 506, October 2001
 

 



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Professor Suhas Palshikar

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’.

Click here to go Professor Palshikar Bio page. Selected articles by Suhas Palshikar include:

Caste Politics Through the Prism of Region, in Vora Rajendra and Anne Feldhaus (eds.), Region, Culture and Politics in India, Manohar, New Delhi, 2006.

Shiv Sena: Tiger with Many Faces?, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 34, Nos. 14 &15, April, 3 and 10, 2004.

From 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.

 

 



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Professor Yogendra Yadav

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 from 1996 to 2004, the largest ever series of academic surveys of the Indian electorate. He is the General Editors of Lokchintan 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.


Click here to go Professor Yadav Bio page. Selected articles by Professor Yadav include:

Open contest, closed options’. Seminar February 2004

The Elusive Mandate of 2004 Economic and Political Weekly, Vol XXXIX (No 51), December 18, 2004. Pp 5383-98.

From 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.

Politics 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.

A Radical Agenda for Political Reforms’ Seminar, vol. 506 [Reforming Politics], October 2001

 

 



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