Seminar on Explorations in Indian Democracy

Venue : Lokniti-center for study of developing societies, Delhi.

April 4th and 5th, 2017

Lokniti - Programme for Comparative Democracy( ) is a network of academics interested in empirical study of Indian politics and also a research programme for comparative democracy based at CSDS, Delhi. Formalized in 1997, Lokniti completes two decades of its existence in 2017. To celebrate the completion of two decades of existence of this novel collaborative research programme and network, Lokniti plans to hold a Two-Day Seminar on the theme, Explorations in Indian Democracy to be held at CSDS, Delhi, on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 4 th&5 th, 2017.

The seminar intends to discuss, in an empirical frame, specific themes on which we invite papers from researchers and young-to-mid-career scholars using data already available or collected by the scholars. An adequate number of papers will be selected on each of the following themes on the basis of proposal to be submitted by 30thDecember 2016. The decision regarding the selection would be announced by 20thJanuary, 2017 and the selected participants would be required to submit working drafts by 1st March, 2017. The proposals are expected to be of not more than 1000 words but should clearly state objective, the central question and the method of investigation. Draft papers are expected to be in the range of 5000 to 7000 words inclusive of data, appendixes and references.

Submission of proposal: December 30th,2016

Announcement of selection of proposal : January 20th, 2017

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