Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Adam Ziegfeld -- Explaining the Presence and Absence of Regional Parties across Indian States

Friday, April 20, 2012

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Weatherhead Center, Harvard University, Room K354

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"Explaining the Presence and Absence of Regional Parties across Indian States," with Adam Ziegfeld.

Adam Ziegfeld is a Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College, University of Oxford. He received a Ph.D. in political science in 2009 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and, before that, an A.B. from Dartmouth College. His research examines various aspects of electoral politics, especially in democracies where clientelism is pervasive. Adam’s current book project explores party system formation in India, with a particular focus on regional political parties. Other on-going research looks at corruption perceptions, dominant party systems, electoral rules, and party nomination strategies. Adam’s research has appeared in Comparative Politics and been supported by the British Academy, the National Security Education Program, Oxford’s John Fell OUP Research Fund, and MIT’s Center for International Studies.

Co-sponsored by the Wat­son Insti­tute for International Studies at Brown Uni­ver­sity, the Weath­er­head Cen­ter for Inter­na­tional Affairs at Har­vard Uni­ver­sity and the MIT Cen­ter for Inter­na­tional Studies.

Location: Weatherhead Center, Harvard University, Room K354.