Tuesday, November 27, 2012

29 November 2012: The Merits of Money and “Muscle”: Criminality, Elections and Democracy in India

Milan Vaishnav
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

This presentation will review the author’s recent research which tries to understand how democratic elections can coexist with a significant number of politicians implicated in criminal wrongdoing. Specifically, it explores three questions. Why do parties nominate candidates with criminal backgrounds? Why do voters vote for them? And what does their proliferation mean for democratic accountability? To address these questions, the author draws on a wide body of quantitative and qualitative evidence from India.

Date: November 29, 2012
Time: 12:30 P.M.

Conference Hall-II
Centre for Policy Research,
Dharma Marg, Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi–110021(INDIA)


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