June 9, 2014, by Katharine Adeney

An unexpected result? The Indian Election of 2014

IAPS will host (made possible by generous support from the Political Studies Association) an event to assess the Indian election of 2014.  This will be held on the 3rd July 2014 from 9.30am.  Several of the contributors to the #Indiavotes2014 blog, as well as many others, will give their considered analysis of the campaign and the results, but also look forward to what these results mean for the world’s largest democracy.

Registration is free, but please register with ailsa.mitchell@nottingham.ac.uk by the 25th June 2014 for catering purposes.

The Unexpected Result? #Indiavotes2014 post-election workshop.

 B7 The Hemsley, University Park, University of Nottingham 3rd July ‘14

 Speakers will speak for approximately 10 minutes each as the panels are organised in a roundtable format, rather than around formal papers.


9.30-10.00 Registration and tea and coffee.


10.00-11.15 Hindu Nationalism

Prof William Gould (Leeds) ‘The Modification of Indian nationalism:  Modi’s giant Patel’

Dr Nikita Sud (Oxford) ‘India Shining, Part 2’

Dr Rochana Bajpai (SOAS) ‘Minority representation in a majoritarian democracy: Notes from election campaigns’


11.15-11.30 Tea and coffee break


11.30-12.45 Keynote

Dr E Sridharan (UPASI) ‘Election 2014: A Fundamental Change of Party System?’


12.45-13.45 Lunch


13.45-15.15 Parties and party systems

Dr Rekha Diwakar (Sussex) ‘Key political take- aways and implications for the party system’

Prof. Gurharpal Singh (SOAS) ‘Against the Modi wave: anti-incumbency and regional politics in Punjab’

Dr Andrew Wyatt (Bristol) ‘The Logic of Regional Politics Remains Relevant: Tamil Nadu in 2014’

Dr James Chriyankandath (ICS) ‘Explaining the relative absence of safe parliamentary seats in India’


15.15-15.30 Tea and coffee break


15.30-17.15 Looking ahead (and concluding discussion)

Prof Kunal Sen (Manchester) ‘The BJP’s Economic Development Strategy: Where do the States Fit In?’

Dr Louise Tillin (Kings) ‘The BJP and federalism: past trends and possible future trajectories’

Dr Carole Spary (York) ‘Gender and representation in the 16th Lok Sabha’

Dr Simona Vittorini (SOAS) ‘From strategic autonomy to strategic direction? A Modi-fied Indian foreign policy’


17.15 Close (and potential move to the Staff Club to continue discussions)



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