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The Democratic Cultures Research Program will be holding a series of events starting on 02 October 2014.

Venue: Department of Anthropology, UCL

Darryl Ford Seminar Room

Time: Thursdays 11.00 – 13.00


2 October 2014

Professor Paul Brass (Washington University, Seattle)

Comparing criminal politics across Uttar Pradesh, North India

Chair: Lucia Michelutti (UCL)

9 October 2014

Anastasia Piliavsky (Cambridge University)

Elective aristocracy or representative democracy the Indian way

Chair: Professor James Manor (Institute of Commonwealth Studies)

23 October 2014

Sucha Singh Gill (Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development – CRRID, Chandigarh)

Elections, economy in Punjab, North India

Chair: Nicolas Martin (UCL)

30 October 2014

Alexander Kupatadze (St Andrews University)

Organized crime and the state in post-Soviet Eurasia

Chair: Lucia Michelutti (UCL)

13 November 2014

S.V. Srinivas (Centre for the Study of Culture and Society, Bangalore)

Spectatorship as political action in a functioning democracy: evidence from film and television

Chair: David Picherit (CNRS, Paris)

20 November 2014

Katy Gardner (London School of Economics)

Traffic! On the everyday politics of blockages, stoppages and jams in Bangladesh

Chair: Ashraf Hoque (UCL)

27 November 2014

Talk 1: Naeem Shakir (Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan)

Democratic culture, crime and justice in Pakistan

Talk 2: Nida Kirmani (LUMS, Lahore)

‘They have made us terrified': The gendered negotiation of multiple fears in Lyari, Karachi

Chair: Paul Rollier (UCL)

4 December 2014

Federico Varese (University of Oxford)

Organized crime and democracy

Chair: Lucia Michelutti (UCL)

10 December 2014

VENUE: Oxford University – Wolfson College TIME: 16.00 – 18.30

Key note lectures by:

Avinash Mishra (JNU, Delhi) The battle for land in Bihar

Prem Shankar Jha (Managing Editor of Financial World) The criminalisation of Indian Politics

Chair: Barbara Harriss-White (Oxford)

Organizer: Lucia Michelutti

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