RC28 Conference, New Delhi, India, 14-16 November 2013

Re-thinking Politics, Policy and Governance in Federal Systems:
India and the World

Our 2013 annual conference was graciously hosted by the Centre for Public Policy and Governance at Ramjas College, University of Delhi, Delhi, India. Over fifty scholars and practitioners from India and around the world interested in federalism, decentralization, and multilevel governance shared their research and exchanged notes on the the theme of “Re-thinking Politics, Policy, and Governance in Federal Systems: India and the World”.

Conference bannerThe Final Program featured a range of topics discussed in the following nine consecutive sessions over three days, 14-16 November 2013:

  • Constitutional Design and Institutional Functioning in Federal System
  • Governing Diversity in Federal Systems – I (Under the Auspices of Centre for Multilevel Federalism, New Delhi)
  • Governing Diversity in Federal Systems – II (Under the Auspices of Centre for Multilevel Federalism, New Delhi)
  • Joint Policy Process and Service Delivery in Multi-Level Systems (Under the Auspices of Forum of Federations)
  • Evaluating Joint Policy Process and Joint Delivery in India
  • Administrative, Legal and Financial Dimensions of Federal Governance
  • Good Governance and Decentralisation in Federal Systems
  • Inter-governmental Relations and Conflict Resolution in Federal Systems
  • Comparative Federalism: Country Case Studies

Special Guests

Special remarks and lectures were delivered by the following hosts and guests:

  • Shri Anil Aggarwal, Chairman, Governing Body, Ramjas College
    Dr. Upendra Baxi, Professor Emeritus of Law and Vice-Chancellor, University of Delhi
  • Dr. Rupak Chattopadhyay, President and CEO, Forum of Federations, Canada
  • Prof. Zoya Hasan, Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
  • Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Principal, Ramjas College, University of Delhi, and Chair, Centre for Public Policy and Governance
  • Prof. Wolfgang Renzsch, Monnet Chair of European Studies, University of Magdeburg, Germany
  • Dr. Rekha Saxena, Conference Chair, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi, and Honorary Vice-Chairman, Centre for Multilevel Federalism (CMF)
  • Prof. Dinesh Singh, Vice-Chancellor, University of Delhi
  • Dr. Wilfried Swenden, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Shri Manish Tewari, Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India
  • Dr. Sonja Walti, Conference Chair, Chair-IPSA RC-28, American University, Washington, USA

Conference Chairs

  • RC28 WelcomeDr. Rajendra Prasad, Principal and Chair, Centre for Public Policy and Governance, Ramjas College, University of Delhi, New Delhi
  • Dr. Rekha Saxena, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi and Honorary Vice-Chairman, Centre for Multilevel Federalism, New Delhi
  • Dr. Sonja Walti, Chair Comparative Federalism and Multilevel Governance IPSA Research Committee, American University, Washington DC

Conference Convener

Tanvir Aeijaz, Conference Convener, IPSA Annual Conference, Centre for Public Policy and Governance, Ramjas College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India
Group Photo
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