Subrahmanyam, Gita

Dr Gita Subrahmanyam  

Department

Position held

Research Associate

 

Non LSE positions held

African Development Bank

Senior Consultant

 

Experience keywords:

Algeria; British Empire; Chad; Egypt; French Empire; India; Indochina; Kenya; Libya; Morocco; Nigeria; Pakistan; Tanzania; Tunisia; comparative politics; constitutional law; democratisation; economic resilience; education for democracy; global economic crises; imperialism; informal economy; international development; international political economy; post-colonial states; public administration; public policy; state-building; technical and vocational education and training; youth and skills; youth unemployment

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Dr Subrahmanyam's academic research concerns state-building and governance patterns within former West European empires. She is particularly interested in the impact of colonialism on democratisation and development patterns in Africa and Asia. Dr Subrahmanyam's policy-based research focuses on the causes and consequences of the Arab Spring riots and revolutions in North Africa, with specific attention to issues of poverty, inequality and unemployment. In addition, she has published several articles on ministerial resignations in Britain. Dr Subrahmanyam has extensive practical experience in public policy research and evaluation. Past consultancy clients have included UNESCO-UNEVOC, African Development Bank, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), Transparency International UK and the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She is currently assisting UNESCO-UNEVOC in analysing global regions' progress in advancing youth employability and sustainable development through technical and vocational education and training (TVET), as an input to the post-2015 educational agenda. She is also assisting UNESCO Bangkok in drafting the first-ever UN Report on Youth in the Asia-Pacific.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Consultancy; Law; Policy and Regulatory Bodies; Public Administration

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Algeria; British Empire; Chad; Egypt; French Empire; India; Indochina; Kenya; Libya; Morocco; Nigeria; North Africa; Pakistan; Tanzania; Tunisia; United Kingdom

Languages:

French [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: Intermediate]; German [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: Intermediate]; Spanish [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: Intermediate]; Tamil [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: N/A]

Media experience:

Has written for mainstream press; Radio; TV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)7787 778 579

Alt email:

gsubrah@gmail.com

Publications

2015

Subrahmanyam, Gita (2015) Education: learning for adulthood In: UN Youth in the Asia-Pacific. UNESCO, Bangkok, Thailand.

Subrahmanyam, Gita (2015) Enhancing relevance in TVET: review of progress in the Asia-Pacific since 2012 UNESCO, Bangkok, Thailand.

Subrahmanyam, Gita (2015) Addressing informality in Egypt North Africa policy series, African Development Bank Group, Tunis, Tunisia.

Subrahmanyam, Gita (2015) Advancing TVET for youth employability and sustainable development: global synthesis and recommendations for post-2015 TVET transformations UNESCO-UNEVOC, Bonn, Germany.

Subrahmanyam, Gita (2015) TVET progress review in Asia‐Pacific: progress since Shanghai congress 2012. In: Asia-Pacific Conference on Education and Training : Making Skills Development Work for the Future, 3-5 Aug 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Subrahmanyam, Gita (2015) Vocational education: why the Finns do it best The Guardian Global Development Professionals Network (15 Jan 2015) Blog entry

2014

Subrahmanyam, Gita (2014) Addressing informality in Egypt. In: African Development Bank North Africa Policy Series Presentations, 26 June 2014, Cairo, Egypt

Subrahmanyam, Gita (2014) Promoting crisis-resilient growth in North Africa North Africa policy series, African Development Bank Group, Tunis, Tunisia.

Subrahmanyam, Gita and Castel, Vincent (2014) Labour market reforms in post-transition North Africa Economic Brief, African Development Bank Group, Tunis, Tunisia.

Subrahmanyam, Gita (2014) Advancing TVET for youth employability and sustainable development: key findings from the global synthesis report. In: UNESCO-UNEVOC Global Forum ‘Skills for Work and Life Post-2015’, 14-16 Oct 2014, Bonn, Germany

Subrahmanyam, Gita and Jehu-Appiah, Caroline and Bilal, Nejmudin Kedir and Ndem, Francis and Mungomba, Nakubyana (2014) Strengthening governance and accountability: putting Africans at the center of social services In: Ncube, Mthuli and Soucat, Agnes, (eds.) One billion people, one billion opportunities: building human capital in Africa. African Development Bank Group, Tunis, Tunisia, 427-447.

2013

Subrahmanyam, Gita (2013) Tackling youth unemployment through TVET : report of the UNESCO-UNEVOC online conference UNESCO-UNEVOC, Bonn, Germany. ISBN 9789295071582

Subrahmanyam, Gita (2013) Tackling youth unemployment through TVET. In: UNESCO-UNEVOC Regional Forum Asia and Pacific, 'Advancing TVET for Youth Employability and Sustainable Development', 4-6 Sept 2013, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Subrahmanyam, Gita (2013) Tackling youth unemployment through TVET. In: UNESCO-UNEVOC Regional Expert Meeting on Promising Practices in TVET and Entrepreneurship Education in the Arab States, 19 Nov 2013, Beirut, Lebanon

2012

Subrahmanyam, Gita (2012) Promoting crisis-resilient growth in North Africa North Africa policy series, African Development Bank Group, Tunis, Tunisia.

Subrahmanyam, Gita (2012) The challenge of informality for labour market information and outcomes in Egypt. In: CMI social protection and employment workshop: reflections from international experiences, 01-03 Oct 2012, Cairo, Egypt

2011

Subrahmanyam, Gita (2011) Imperialism In: Dowding, Keith Martin, (ed.) Encyclopaedia of Power. SAGE Publications, Inc, Thousand Oaks, California, USA. ISBN 9781412927482

Subrahmanyam, Gita (2011) Empire In: Dowding, Keith Martin, (ed.) Encyclopaedia of Power. SAGE Publications, Inc, Thousand Oaks, California, USA. ISBN 9781412927482

Subrahmanyam, Gita (2011) Tackling youth unemployment in the Maghreb North Africa policy series, African Development Bank Group, Tunis, Tunisia.

Subrahmanyam, Gita (2011) Imperial power In: Dowding, Keith Martin, (ed.) Encyclopaedia of Power. SAGE Publications, Inc, Thousand Oaks, California, USA. ISBN 9781412927482

Subrahmanyam, Gita (2011) The challenge of youth unemployment in Tunisia: what steps are needed?. In: Trade, jobs and inclusive development in Africa, 22-23 Sep, Tunis, Tunisia

2010

Drackner, Mikael and Subrahmanyam, Gita (2010) Educational investment and democratic development: a theoretical and empirical overview SIDA, Stockholm, Sweden.

Subrahmanyam, Gita (2010) The first minister is forced out of the Cameron-Clegg team – does it fit recent trends in ministerial resignations? British Politics and Policy at LSE (3 Jun 2010) Blog entry

2008

Berlinski, Samuel and Dewan, Torun and Dowding, Keith and Subrahmanyam, Gita (2008) Choosing, moving and resigning at Westminster, UK In: Dowding, Keith and Dumont, Patrick, (eds.) The Selection of Ministers in Europe: Hiring and Firing. Routledge advances in European politics. Routledge, Oxford, UK, 58-78. ISBN 9780415430814

2007

Subrahmanyam, Gita (2007) National styles or imperial imperatives? British and French colonial administration, 1890-1960. In: Empires: Cultural, Political and Economic Conference, 11-13th July 2007, Paris, France

2006

Subrahmanyam, Gita (2006) Ruling continuities: government institutions, budgets and path dependence in British India and Africa. In: International Political Science Association World Congress, 9-14 July 2006, Fukuoka, Japan

Subrahmanyam, Gita (2006) Book review: Islam, democracy and the state in Algeria International Affairs, 82 (6). 1193-1194. ISSN 0020-5850

Subrahmanyam, Gita (2006) Ruling continuities: colonial rule, social forces and path dependence in British India and Africa Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, 44 (1). 84-117. ISSN 1466-2043

2005

Subrahmanyam, Gita (2005) Ruling continuities: government institutions, budgets and path dependence in British India and Africa. In: European Consortium for Political Research general conference, 8-10 September 2005, Budapest, Hungary

2004

Subrahmanyam, Gita (2004) Schizophrenic governance and fostering global inequalities in the British Empire: the UK domestic state versus the Indian and African colonies, 1890-1960. In: American political science association annual meeting, 2 September 2004, Chicago, Il, USA

2003

Subrahmanyam, Gita (2003) Bringing the Empire back in: patterns of growth in the British imperial state, 1890-1960 (with special reference to India and Africa) doctoral thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science

2001

Subrahmanyam, Gita (2001) Book review: Willie Thompson, "global expansion: Britain and its Empire, 1870-1914" Socialist History, 19. 111-113. ISSN 0969-4331

1995

Subrahmanyam, Gita (1995) Effortless rule and military realities: the British imperial state in 1891 In: Lovenduski, J. and Stanyer, J., (eds.) Contemporary Political Studies 1995: Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Political Studies Association of the Uk. Political Studies Association, Belfast, Northern Ireland. ISBN 9780952315049

Dunleavy, Patrick and Weir, Stuart and Subrahmanyam, Gita (1995) Public response and constitutional significance Parliamentary Affairs, 48 (4). 606-616. ISSN 0031-2290

1993

Dunleavy, Patrick and Subrahmanyam, Gita (1993) Policy instruments: a report to the National Audit Office National Audit Office, London, UK.

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Awards

Walter Bagehot Prize for best dissertation in the field of government and public administration (2004); British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship (2004-2007)

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