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Jaano India, a Swaniti Initiative

Thursday, March 14, 2019
1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
AC 01 TR 201

Profiling Delhi Politicians – Lok Sabha Members from National Capital

Thursday, February 28, 2019
1:20 PM – 2:45 PM
AC 01 TR 101

Women in Electoral Politics in 21st Century

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
T2, Global Conference Room, O.P. Jindal Global University

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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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In 2014, 25% of BJP's seats came from UP. Now SP & BSP have joined forces to defeat BJP. What does this mean for the BJP's chances in UP in 2019? I analyze by taking a look back in history (little known fact -- coalitions often do better than the sum of their individual parties)

Candidates from scheduled caste and tribal communities have rarely been fielded in non-reserved constituencies and even if they are, they are most likely independents. @vinuthewriter breaks some numbers down based on @TCPD_Ashoka data. @the_hindu #Datapoint

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Where @gilkumar talks about election trends post Pulwama, Modi's image, agrarian distress, jobs, brinkmanship, etc.

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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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