Prof. Dr. Valerian Rodrigues
Prof. Dr. Valerian Rodrigues, from the Centre for Political Studies at Jawaharlal-Nehru University in New Delhi, visited the Institute for the third time after being a guest in Würzburg during the Summer Semesters 2011 and 2014.
Prof. Rodrigues focuses on Political Philosophy, Social and Political Thought in India as well as representation and political institutions. Among his numerous publications are included his, together with B.L. Shankar, published study on “The Indian Parliament: A Democracy at Work” as well as his article on “Muslim Political Thought in Modern India”.
At the end of 2014 the 4th Edition of the Würzburger Arbeitspapiere zur Politikwissenschaft und Sozialforschung (WAPS), composed by Prof. Rodrigues, was released with the topic “Elections and Civil Society in India”. He focuses on the Indian Parliamentary elections of 2014 and analyses the results with a differentiated look at the electoral behavior of social groups.