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Leading political scientists and commentators to debate India’s outlook at SOAS

22 May 2014

Following the elections in India - the largest democratic exercise in the history of humankind - the political, social and economic outlook for the country will be debated by leading political scientists and commentators at SOAS, University of London next month.

Taking place on Tuesday 10 June at 21-22 Russell Square, the event ‘The Indian General Elections and After’ will review how the campaign was conducted, the key issues that dominated the campaign, and examine in detail the electoral performance of the national and regional parties in shaping the 16th Lok Sabha.

The workshop will also reflect on the outcomes of the elections for government formation and the domestic and foreign policy challenges facing the new administration.

The panel of experts consist of Professor James Manor, Institute of Commonwealth Studies (ICS); Professor Christophe Jaffrelot, Professor Gurharpal Singh, SOAS;  Dr Rochana Bajpai, SOAS; Dr Subir Sinha, SOAS; Professor Lawrence Sáez, SOAS; Dr Somnath Batabyal, SOAS; Dr James Chiriyankandath, SOAS; Dr Carolien van Ham, Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Twente, Netherlands.