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Democracy and Development

A LSE-TISS workshop on Growth, Justice and Freedom: Paths and Problems of India’s Development was organised at LSE during 26th and 27th June 2007. During the course of the workshop academics from both institutions presented papers, which have further been published in an edited volume. 

The publication Democracy, Development and Decentralisation in India, edited by Professor Chandan Sengupta and Professor Stuart Corbridge and published by Routledge, is a compilation of the research papers by academics from LSE and TISS. The book has been launched in Mumbai at TISS on 6th August 2010 and also in London at LSE on 12th October 2010.

Chandan Sengupta, from TISS had been supported as Visiting Professor at the India Observatory during 2008, when he worked on his research and editing this book.

This programme also supported the appointment of Manoj Srivastava as Jamsetji Tata Fellow during February 2009 to December 2010. He worked with Stuart Corbridge in DESTIN, researching ‘Institutions and how they transform progressively’ though a comparative study of pro-poor governance reforms across Indian States and a few other developing countries. Manoj produced four working papers: