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The UPA in Power: New Dimensions of India’s Political System

Thursday, September 17, 2009 (All day) to Friday, September 18, 2009 (All day)

Venue: Room 116, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London, WC1H 0XG

Speakers include: Professor Kanti Bajpai (Oxford),  Professor Subrata Kumar Mitra ( Heidelberg), Dr Rochana Bajpai (SOAS), Dr Lawrence Saez (SOAS), Professor Gurharpal Singh (Birmingham)


Details: The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) will be used as an analytical centrepiece to advance the understanding of the relationship between the state and political economy in three critical areas: secularism, poverty reduction, and equality. These three features constitute important fault lines between the main national political parties in India.

More information: Given limitations of space, attendance will be strictly limited. To obtain further details and to receive an invitation to attend this conference, visit http://www.soas.ac.uk/events/event51732.html  and contact Dr Lawrence Saez ( ls4@soas.ac.uk ) .