Comparative State Politics and Public Policy in India


This website hosts the work of a partnership between Lokniti and the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) and the King’s India Institute, King’s College London . The partnership, initiated in 2011, brings together a network of political scientists and sociologists who seek to compare regional political environments within India as contexts for the formulation and implementation of public policy. The activities of the network are supported by a British Academy International Partnership award (2011-2013)

The partners seek to advance a new agenda for the study of comparative politics within India moving beyond single state case studies and building on the existing expertise of Lokniti in the study of India’s electoral democracy. India is the world’s largest ‘laboratory’ for the study of comparative politics in a democratic setting, containing substanti...   Read More..



The Steering Committee for this project includes senior members of Lokniti and the King’s India Institute: Sanjay Kumar, Suhas Palshikar, Yogendra Yadav and ...    Read More..