May 22, 2019
For Federalism to Function, We Need Midterm Legislative Assembly Elections
The midterm system not only preserves but also facilitates federalism, retains the power of citizens, establishes a unique check on ruling parties at both the tiers and delivers significantly over the current system.
March 22, 2019
Indias Federalism Faces a Challenge from its Electoral Politics
April 16, 2018
Local governance: A grounded promise
The fact is that the states do to local bodies what they allege the Centre does to them.
April 14, 2018
Restore Ambedkar’s Constitution, Decolonise Governance
The failures of governance are manifest as fault lines, in caste clashes, class conflict and an emerging narrative about north-south confrontation.
April 09, 2018
Would Chandrababu Naidu have quit NDA had there been no GST?
Had there been no GST regime, could Chandrababu Naidu possibly have resorted to other sources of revenue through state-specific taxes and not severed ties with the NDA?
March 09, 2018
Vivek Dehejia speaks at Brown University on the political economy of federalism in India
Resident Senior Fellow, Vivek Dehejia, spoke at the Watson Institute at Brown University on "From the 'Idea of India' to the 'New Idea of India': The Political Economy of Federalism in India", in March 2018...
January 24, 2018
Competitive/Cooperative Federalism in an Unequal India
Vivek Dehejia speaks at a seminar at GLC in Mumbai
December 05, 2017
The One-Election Idea is a Farce
The case for holding simultaneous elections in the diverse, federal Indian polity is weak.
December 04, 2017
Where is the Indian Economy Headed in the Medium Term
Praveen Chakravarty in conversation with Arvind Subramanian, Chief Economic Advisor, after the release of Q2 GDP Data.
May 31, 2017
The Protesting Tamil Farmer Pays For The UP Farmer’s Loan Waiver
If strong regional political parties that cater exclusively to voters of their own state held forth in Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Karnataka, like they do in Tamil Nadu, India’s economic union can be severely tested.