Understanding Indian Politics

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Campaigning for the 2020 Delhi Assembly Elections: Flags of BJP and AAP (Photo: Stefan Mentschel)

CENTRE FOR POLICY RESEARCH | There is a growing consensus that Indian politics are undergoing a fundamental political transformation leading to a change in political preferences. Our partner Centre for Policy Research (CPR) strives to create insights into the complex structure of Indian politics and to compile an understanding of the future of Indian democracy. It is looking at shifts and movements in the South Asian political landscape that is of particular importance in a time of rising Hindu-Nationalism and rifts within the established political order.

In 2019, CPR and Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung successfully completed a project which focused on bringing together a variety of stakeholders of Indian politics to encourage analysis and discussions on understanding political developments in India.

We are continuing our cooperation with CPR in 2020. More panel discussions, roundtables and election analysis workshops with politicians, journalists, researchers, also including the youth of India, will be held. By hosting such events, we hope not only to politicise participants but also to offer a source of well-researched political information in a time of worrying monopolisation of the Indian media.

Our Partner

The Centre for Policy Research (CPR) has been one of India’s leading public policy think tanks since 1973. The Centre is a non-profit, non-partisan independent institution dedicated to conducting research that contributes to the production of high quality scholarship, better policies, and a more robust public discourse about the structures and processes that shape life in India. While CPR as an institution does not take a collective position on issues, the individual scholars within their community of over 50 researchers enjoy complete autonomy to express their individual views.

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