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Here you'll find publications that have been published in the framework of the IPS India Forum, either by its members or by guest professors who have been visiting our Institute.

Exploring Emerging India – Eight Essays

Philipp Gieg / Timo Lowinger / Gisela Müller-Brandeck-Bocquet (eds.)

The 7th edition of the Institute's working paper series WAPS, edited by Philipp Gieg, Timo Lowinger, and Gisela Müller-Brandeck-Bocquet, assembles eight essays which focus on emerging India.

Guest professors from India who have visited the IPS in the last semesters as well as professors and researchers from the University of Würzburg have come together to compose a multifaceted and multidisciplinary picture of the country. They analyse the Modi government's first year in office, economic developments, democratization, secularism, as well as foreign policy and social aspects. The volume contains contributions from Valerian Rodrigues, Amitabh Kundu, Matthias Gsänger, S. Shaji, Aparajita Biswas, Gisela Müller-Brandeck-Bocquet, Michael Becker, Elisabeth Schömbucher-Kusterer, Philipp Gieg, and Timo Lowinger.

"Exploring Emerging India" thereby reflects the approach the University of Würzburg’s Centre for Modern India and the Institute for Political Science and Sociology’s India Forum are committed to: bringing together different academic disciplines in order to generate nuanced insights into India’s manifold diversity.


Elections and Civil Society in India

Valerian Rodrigues

The 4th edition of the Würzburger Arbeitspapiere zur
Politikwissenschaft und
Sozialforschung (WAPS)
, the Institute's series of papers, was released at the end of 2014. Under the title “Elections and Civil Society in India”, Valerian Rodrigues focuses on the Parliamentary elections in India in 2014 and analyses the results with a critical look at the voting behavior of different social groups. 

Prof. Dr. Valerian Rodrigues from Jawaharlal Nehru University's (JNU) Centre for Political Studies in New Delhi has been a visiting Professor at the Institute for Political Science and Sociology three times and was most recently in Würzburg in summer 2015.

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