Monday, December 5, 2011

14 December 2011: Why do People Vote the Way they do? Do People Change their Vote Based on the Information they get? Evidence from Delhi and Rajasthan

Rohini Pande
Harvard University

Nearly a quarter of the 543 elected members of the Indian Parliament have been charged with crimes, including rape and murder (Association for Democratic Reforms, 2009). Public services are often poor while public funds stay unutilised. The NGO Satark Nagrik Sangathan found that 53 of the 70 Members of the Delhi Legislative Assembly elected in 2008 had not fully used their local area development funds.

In this context, education campaigns for voters are being increasingly seen as a key method of empowering citizens in a democracy and demanding more effective leadership.

Date: December 14, 2011
Time: 03:30 P.M.

Seminar Room
ISID Complex, Plot No. 4
Vasant Kunj Institutional Area
New Delhi- 110 070(INDIA)


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