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Bhanu Joshi


Working Paper: Performing Poriborton (change)

In 2011, Mamata Banerjee and party, Trinamool Congress, stormed to power in West Bengal under the simple slogan poriborton (change). In this piece, Bhanu Joshi, Ashish Ranjan, and Neelanjan explore how Mamata went about demonstrating this change to the We

Centre for Policy Research / May 2016

Rise of the Sophisticated Voter

Summary of the elections in States of Assam and West Bengal. Voters are directly demanding economic development, rather than using identity politics as a proxy for these things.

The Hindu / May 2016

No Beating Didi This Time

People seem to believe Mamata Banerjee has delivered the change she promised, but complain of violent agents on the ground.

The Hindu / May 2016

Journal Article: Urban Voting and Party Choices in Delhi

Influence of wealth on electoral participation, has been of interest both at theoretical and empirical levels for researchers across many electoral democracies in the world. India remains an exception to the established narrative on a direct relation betw

Economic & Political Weekly (Review of Urban Affairs) / January 2016

How Modi surrendered Bihar

The BJP-led NDA could have won this election easily, by repeating Modi, vikas and naukri over and over again. A recap of how they lost the script entirely

The Hindu / November 2015

Book Chapter: Delimitation in the Third Tier

This recognition of one vote, one value by the Constitution makers is one of the fundamental tenets of our democracy. This recognition is manifested in our electoral process which recognises the division of territorial constituencies as a vital component

Oxford University Press / August 2015

Bihar polls: the shifting goalposts

Parties will have to rely on much more than a simple caste calculus, as the translation of caste into votes is complicated.

The Hindu / October 2015

Who rules the city?

Snapshot of urban India with a commentary on governance setup for cities.

The Indian Express / February 2015

What Modi asked for, what Kejriwal got

This election was about the promise of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) solving an issue that every political party in India has failed to grasp: The challenge of the cities and towns of India.

Dawn / February 2015

Compulsory Voting in Gujarat

Why is the Gujarat govt. passed Bill to make voting in local body elections compulsory targetting the wrong symptom ?

Economic & Political Weekly / December 2014 / [Pdf , 64.9 KB]

From Municipality to Smart Cities

The urgency to respond to challenges of urbanisation, which validate shortcuts to urban laws and regulations to speed up urbanisation will leave the urban areas further distressed.

Yojana special issue on Urban India / October 2014 / [Pdf , 979 KB]

Piecemeal efforts will not work well

Rising crimes against women also have to do with social factors such as a skewed sex ratio, recent migration patterns and growing inequality

The Pioneer / September 2013

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