Comparative Federalists Research Group (CFRG)

 

Convenor: Prof. Rekha Saxena

This research group aims to promote comparative research in the field of federalism so as to enable cross-national engagement. This group involves members from the faculty of the department and constituent colleges of University of Delhi. It also benefits from association with prominent scholars around the world specializing in the domain of federalism studies. The emergence of this group was inspired by Leverhulme International Research Network Project, titled ‘Continuity and Change in Indian Federalism” (March 2014-January 2017). This project was a joint collaboration of six universities.

Dr.Wilfried Swenden, Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh was the Principal Investigator. Prof. Rekha Saxena, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi team was the Lead coordinator on the sub-theme- “Intergovernmental Relations”. 

 

Upcoming Events

Talk on "Horizontal Mobilisation, Anti-Incumbency or Performance Delivery: What will sway the verdict in Karnataka Elections?" 

Dr. Sandeep Shastri

(Pro Vice Chancellor of Jain University, National Coordinator of Lokniti Network)

The talk will be folllowed by a CFRG meeting at 2pm, at the same venue

Date and Time: 14 May 2018 at 11.30 a.m.

Venue: Department Committee Room, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences

 

Events

International Workshops

1. International Workshop on “Intergovernmental Relations in India and Ethiopia: Experience Sharing”,

CFRG in collaboration with Forum of Federations, Ottawa & Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi, March 5, 2018.

2. International Workshop on “Public Finance, Urban Policy and Federalism”,

CFRG in association with Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID), Chandigarh and RANEPA, Moscow, November 27, 2017.

 

Panel Discussions

1. CFRG in collaboration with Sanskriti foundation on the occasion of International Women's Day on 8 March 2018, organized Panel Discussion on “Women Empowerment” at Delhi School of Social Work.

2. Contemporary Issues in Domestic and Foreign Policy, 9th November 2017

3. Political Reforms: An Urgent Agenda Today', 27th October 2017

4. CFRG in collaboration with The Dialogue: 

'Legislature Versus Judiciary – Driving Discourse for Good Governance', 16th October 2017   

 

Recent Lectures

1. Complicated Path for our Nation by Varun Gandhi, 18 Jan 2018

2. Comparative Federalism by Prof. M.P. Singh, 22 August 2017

3. Federalising Nepal: Issues & Challenges by Dinesh Tripathi (Constitutional Lawyer from Nepal), 13 September 2017

4.CFRG in collaboration with  Department of Political Science, ARSD College, University of Delhi 

Article 370: Issues and concerns surrounding it, within Indian Federation by Gull Wani (Professor, Department of Political Science, Kashmir University), 16 September 2017

5.  Federalism over Democracy in India: Dialectics of Diversity-Claims and the Equality-Claims by Prof. Harihar Bhattacharya (Department of Political Science, University of Burdwan), 21 September 2017

Different Committees of CFRG

Advisory Committee:

1. Prof. Katherine Adeney, Professor and Director of The Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nottingham

2. Prof. Nico Styetler, Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape

3. Prof. Cheryl Saunders, University of Melbourne

4. Prof. Eva Maria Belser, University of Fribourg

5. Dr. Rupak Chattopadhayaya, President, Forum of Federations, Ottawa, Canada

6. Prof. M.P. Singh, Senior Fellow, Centre for Multi-Level Federalism and Former Head and Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi

7. Prof. Balveer Arora, Chairperson, Centre for Multi-Level Federalism and Former Rector and Pro-Vice Chancellor Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

8. Prof. Ajay Kumar Singh, Centre for Federal Studies, Jamia Hamdard University, Delhi

9. Prof. Ashutosh Kumar, Panjab University

10. Prof. E. Sridharan, Academic Director, University of Pennsylvania Institute for the Advanced Study of India (UPIASI) , New Delhi

Editorial Board:

1. Prof. Rekha Saxena, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi

2. Prof. Veena Kukreja, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi

3. Prof. Harihar Bhattacharya

4. Dr. Wilfried Swenden, University of Edinburgh

5. Dr. Subhendu Ranjan Raj, PGDAV(E) College, University of Delhi

6. Dr. Sangita Dhal, Kalindi College, University of Delhi

7. Dr. Moitryee Bhattacharya, Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi

8. Dr. Amna Mirza, SPM College, University of Delhi

9. Dr. Abhishek Nath, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi

10. Tanvir Aiezaj, Ramjas College, University of Delhi

11. Alisha Dhingra, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi

Organisational Committee:

1. Dr. Rajesh Jha, Rajdhani College, University of Delhi

2. Dr. Shyam Kumar, Kirorimal College, University of Delhi 

3. Dr. Bhavnath Jha, ARSD College, University of Delhi

4. Ashutosh Jha, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi

5. Jiya Lal, Satyawati College, University of Delhi

6. Prakash Kumar Patel, Dayal Singh College, University of Delhi

7. Anant Prakash, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi

8. Mohan Kumar, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi

9. Vasavi Singh, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi

10. Chandan Kumar, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi

11. Kuver Pranjal Singh Department of Political Science, University of Delhi

Website & Communications Committee:

1. Dr. Subhendu Ranjan Raj, PGDAV(E) College, University of Delhi

2. Dr. Ritesh Bhardwaj, Shyam Lal College, University of Delhi.

3. Avantika Singh, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi

4. Harsh Meena, Kamla Nehru Collage, University of Delhi

5. Rounak Kumar Pathak, Kalindi College, University of Delhi