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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.


Gender Roles in Peace and Security: Prevent, Protect, Participate

This volume examines the specific gender roles in peace and security. The authors analyse the implementation process of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 in various countries and discuss systemic challenges concerning the Women, Peace and Security agenda.

Through in-depth case studies, the authors shed new light on topics such as the gender-related mechanisms of peace processes, gender training practices for police personnel, and the importance of violence prevention. The volume studies the role of women in peace and security as well as questions of gender mainstreaming by adopting various theoretical concepts, including feminist theories, concepts of masculinity, organizational and security studies. It also highlights regional and transnational approaches for the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security agenda, namely the perspectives of the European Union, NATO, the UN bureaucracy and the civil society. It presents best cases and political advice for tackling the problem of gender inequality in peace and security.

This publication in the framework of TM5 "The Challenge of Gender" of the M.S. Merian – R. Tagore International Centre of Advanced Studies ‘Metamorphoses of the Political’ (ICAS:MP) has been financially supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

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Würzburg Working Paper Series in Political Science and Sociology

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 Institute's working paper series 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.


The cooperation is financially supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
with funds from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).