India’s federalism is work in progress as behoves a nation whose economy and society are, albeit slowly, undergoing structural change and social transformation. As India’s economy has grown and relatively prospered, sub-national units, or states as they are called, have strongly contested the economic and political clout of a unitary federal government. Yet states themselves have been sub-divided into smaller units but not along linguistic lines, if we take language as a marker of a nation. India’s constitution itself has changed to reflect this more federal polity. Yet as India’s capitalist transition gathers steam through a process of globalisation, contradictions inherent in this process test Indian federalism’s institutional capaciousness and reveal its plasticity, shaped as it is by structural forces and contingent factors. How India responds to these challenges will shape not only its political and economic trajectory but how it relates to other nation-states in this more inter-dependent world.
CONFÉRENCIER : Mritiunjoy Mohanty, professeur, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, chercheur-invité, CERIAS
Mritiunjoy Mohanty is a professor of economics at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM Calcutta) in Kolkata, India. He is currently on a leave of absence from IIM Calcutta and is a Visiting Researcher with the Centre d’études et de recherche sur l’Inde, l’Asie du Sud et sa diaspora (CERIAS) of the the Institut d’études internationales de Montréal (IEIM) of Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) in Montreal. Besides India, he has taught and lectured in Mexico and Canada. Prior to joining IIM Calcutta, he has worked for Research and Information Systems (a Ministry of External Affairs think-tank of the Government of IndiaI) and the ILO. His areas of research interest are growth and structural change, employment and labour markets, open economy macroeconomics and the political economy of growth. His current area of research is the nature and pattern of India’s integration into the global economy in a comparative framework. He is also a pro-bono Economic Adviser to the New Trade Union Initiative (NTUI), Delhi, India. The NTUI is a federation of independent (politically unaffiliated) trades unions in India spanning multiple sectors.
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