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Studies in Indian Politics

eISSN: 23217472 | ISSN: 23210230 | Current volume: 11 | Current issue: 2 Frequency: Bi-annually
Established in 2013, Studies in Indian Politics (SIP) is a double-blind peer-reviewed bi-annual journal published by the Centre for the Studies of Developing Societies (CSDS) and managed by SAGE.

SIP features research writings on various aspects of Indian politics. Articles based on original research, carried out in qualitative and quantitative methodological frameworks, are published in SIP. With India being at its centre of focus, the journal encompasses in its scope history of political ideas, political thought, political institutions and processes, political economy, India in a comparative perspective especially with reference to the global south, India’s engagement with the world and public policies. The journal also mirrors the advances and more novel developments in the field of political studies with respect to India.

Politics and policy developments in India form an exceptionally vast field of knowledge, the analyses and theorizations of which potentially impact the development of the discipline. The authorship of articles in SIP spans from eminent scholars in the field to emerging promising resesarchers.

Established in 1963, the CSDS has emerged as a prominent research institution in Asia that critically engages with social and political processes of the global south from diverse intellectual perspectives. Brought out by Lokniti, a research programme of the CSDS on comparative democracy, SIP carries the vision of bringing together, sharpening through scrupulous screening and reviewing, theorizations and discussions of different facets of Indian politics. Scholars with towering contributions to the field of political studies in their respective areas of enquiry form the editorial and advisory board of the journal.
Along with the interested researchers in India and the world, the research published in SIP draws readership from amongst teachers, post graduate and research students, journalists, civil society practitioners, political commentators and policymakers.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Studies in Indian Politics is a double blind peer-reviewed bi-annual journal. The journal publishes research writings that seek to explain different aspects of Indian politics. The journal adopts a multi-method approach and publish articles based on primary data in the qualitative and quantitative traditions, archival research, interpretation of texts and documents, and secondary data. The Journal covers a wide variety of sub-fields in politics, such as political ideas and thought in India, political institutions and processes, Indian democracy and politics in a comparative perspective particularly with reference to the global South and South Asia, India in world affairs, and public policies. While such a scope makes it accessible to a large number of readers, keeping India at the centre of the focus makes it target-specific.

The journal is a forum for those engaged in the pursuit of generating new knowledge and analyses of Indian politics based on original research. By way of making such a knowledge and analyses accessible to the public, it cater to the needs of a large number of social and political scientists engaged in teaching and research at educational and research institutions in India and abroad. SIP expects readership mainly from academics and students (both post-graduate and research level) in higher education institutions and research institutes in India and abroad. We also expect a few interested journalists, NGO functionaries, political analysts and commentators and policy makers to read the journal.

The journal caters to the need of researchers and students in Political Science, and within political science, its emphasis will be on Indian politics, state politics in India, political thinking in India and comparative politics with India/global South as the focus.

Suhas Vasant Palshikar Chief Editor of Studies in Indian Politics and Retired Professor of Savitribai Phule Pune University
Review Editors
Philip Oldenburg Columbia University, New York, USA
Ujjwal Kumar Singh Reader, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi
Editorial Managing Team
Pradeep Chhibber University of California, Berkeley, USA
Rajeshwari Deshpande Professor at the Department of Politics and Public Administration, Savitribai Phule Pune University
Kailash K K University of Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Irfan Nooruddin Georgetown University, USA
Sandeep Shastri Vice Chancellor, Jagaran Lake City University, Bhopal, India
Editorial Assistants
Vibha Attri CSDS, Delhi, India
Samiksha Farakate Vivekanand College, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India
Editorial Board
Hilal Ahmed CSDS, Delhi, India
Mukulika Banerjee London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
Sanjib Baruah Bard College, New York, USA
Rekha Chowdhary Former Professor of Political Science at University of Jammu, India
Gopal Guru Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Niraja Gopal Jayal Kings’ College, London, UK
Rob Jenkins Hunter College & The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, USA
Sunil Khilnani Ashoka University, Sonepat, Haryana, India
Alistair McMillan University of Sheffield, UK
Pratap Bhanu Mehta Political scientist based at Gurugram, India
Valerian Rodrigues Ambedkar Chair Professor, Ambedkar University, Delhi, India
Arild Ruud University of Oslo, Norway
K C Suri University of Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Akio Tanabe Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
Divya Vaid Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Ashutosh Varshney Brown University, USA
Yogendra Yadav Former Senior Fellow, CSDS, Delhi, India and Activist with Swaraj Abhiyan, India
Advisory Board
Pranab Bardhan University of California, Berkeley, USA
Rajeev Bhargava Honorary Fellow, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi, India
Partha Chatterjee Columbia University, New York, USA and Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata, India
Christophe Jaffrelot Centre for the International Studies and Research (CERI), Sciences Po, Paris, France
Sudipta Kaviraj Columbia University, New York, USA
James Manor University of London, London, UK
Ghanshyam Shah Formerly National Fellow, ICSSR, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
V B Singh Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi, India
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