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How Political Networks Form in Urbanizing India

Event Date: 
Thursday, April 29, 2021 -

The Office of International Partnerships at Shiv Nadar University, Delhi-NCR, invites you to an insightful webinar on 'How Political Networks Form In Urbanizing India' led by Dr. Tariq Thachil, Director, Center for the Advanced Study of India, and Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania. The fourth and last in the Beyond Boundaries 2.0 Series, the session will be moderated by Dr. Partha Chatterjee, Dean of International Partnerships; Professor & Head, Department of Economics, Shiv Nadar University, Delhi-NCR.

Beyond Boundaries 2.0 webinar series brings together distinguished speakers who open our horizons to many new worlds.

Abstract: How do political party networks emerge during rapid urbanization? The session will study this question within the expanding information settlements of Jaipur and Bhopal, while drawing on a wealth of original data including ethnographic fieldwork, interviews, surveys, and survey experiments, to trace the formation of political networks between poor migrant voters, local community leaders, and local politicians in both cities. The theoretical framework and evidence reveal an array of insights such as the overlooked agency of poor urban voters, the misunderstood motivations of local slum brokers, and the overstated importance of caste in structuring urban politics, which will further one’s understanding of electoral behavior, democratic accountability, and broader political consequences of urbanization in India.

Thursday 29, Apr 2021
08:00 PM - 09:00 PM