Looking Back at the DU Photocopy Case

Guest Post by Apoorva Gautam In August 2012, three international publishers- Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press and Taylor and Francis, filed a case in the High Court of Delhi, claiming damages to the tune of 60 lac rupees from Rameshwari photocopy shop (in the premises of Delhi School of Economics) and the University of…

ELECTORAL SYSTEMS AND ELECTIONS IN WEST BENGAL

Spandan Roy, from DSE, discusses the shortcomings of electoral politics as we know it, in the context of West Bengal.  Political democracy is a product of human choices and elections are central to the functioning of democratic systems. Over the years, people have tried to study the choice of electoral systems made by different countries…

Policy Problem: In Conversation with Rohini Pande

By Srishti Singh, Arushi Gupta, Darshana Sunoj, Anubha Agarwal, Ujjavala Bothra, Aakriti Chowdhary and Amritanshu Patnaik Rohini Pande, Mohammed Kamal Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government, is a name that rings a note of familiarity for anyone interested in Public Policy. Her research forms the edifice of theoretical…

On Letting Go: Centralization vs Information Aggregation

By Aarushi Kalra मैं भी मुँह में ज़बान रखता हूँ  काश पूछो कि मुद्दआ क्या है   I too have in my keeping a tongue, a mouth Only if you asked what the matter is -Mirza Ghalib   Set the stage: a round table and three chairs. Enter: Minister, Economist and Bureaucrat (The words “well-meaning” stamped…