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Wednesday, March 27, 2019
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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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The BJP improves its ratio of women contestants in phase 3, notably by fielding 6 women candidates in Gujarat (out of 26), and three in Maharashtra (out of 8). Congress stagnates. So do regional parties. Main parties' Women contestants over three phases: 127/1163 (11%).

387 candidates
47 women (12.1%)
35 Muslims
293 new candidates, including 19 seats not contested in 2014
26 MPs re-running
16 MP out

429 candidates
53 women (12.3%)
6 Muslims
192 new candidates, incl. 40 in seats not contested in 2014
167 MPs re-running
97 sitting MPs out

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Raphael Susewind delivers a talk at TCPD on urban segregation of Muslims in India. Great example of how data and qualitative work can go hand in hand. ... See MoreSee Less

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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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