The Indian General Elections and After
THIS EVENT IS ARCHIVED
Date: 10 June 2014Time: 9:30 AM
Finishes: 10 June 2014Time: 4:30 PM
Venue: 21/22 Russell SquareRoom: MBI Al Jaber Seminar Room, 21, Russell Sq.
Type of Event: Workshop
The 16th Lok Sabha elections are being held against the backdrop of major political and economic challenges facing Indian democracy. After a decade in power, the Congress-led United Progress Alliance (UPA) faces a determined contest from the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), and the Third Front. This workshop will bring together some of the leading political scientists and commentators working on India. It 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.
Tea and Coffee
|09.50-10.00||Welcome and Introduction by Prof. Gurharpal Singh|
Session 1: Results and performance
Session 2: The campaign and regional performance
Session 3: The new government and the challenges ahead
Session 4: Election process and election integrity
By invitation only.
Organised by Gurharpal Singh and Heewon Kim (PhD Student, SOAS)
Organiser: SOAS South Asia Institute
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