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Politics and Society between Elections – 2017 & 18

The problems of India’s development and governance are routinely linked to the logic of India’s electoral democracy. As a result, a great deal is known about elections, but paradoxically our knowledge of politics and society between elections is relatively underdeveloped. As much as anything else, development and governance outcomes are shaped by how the government functions between elections: including, how it relates to citizens on a regular basis; how it provides routine public services to them; and how public order is maintained. Further, governance process are nested in the social and political relationships between citizens inter se and with government functionaries.

The Azim Premji University and Lok Niti will conduct three annual surveys titled ‘Politics and Society between Elections’ across 24 States and Union Territories.

Please find below the Reports from the first two surveys conducted in 2017 & 2018. Please click here to down load the reports

Politics and Society between
Elections – 2017
  Politics and Society between
Elections – 2018

State of Working India

The State of Working India (SWI) brought out by the Centre for Sustainable Employment (CSE) at Azim Premji University is envisioned as a regular publication that delivers well-researched, analytically useful information on India’s labour market, by bringing together researchers, journalists, civil society activists, and policymakers interested in labour and employment issues.

The report is based on the research of CSE staff, as well as on background papers which are available online. SWI conceives of India’s ongoing structural transformation as composed of two processes - movement of workers from agriculture to non-farm occupations (the Kuznets process) and from informal activities to formal ones (the Lewis process). But it adds crucial considerations of social equity and ecological sustainability to this standard framework.

To download the report please click here

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