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Authoritarianism, democracy and de/centralization in federations: what connections? (2023)
Journal Article
Dardanelli, P., Kincaid, J., Adeney, K., Moscovich, L., Olmeda, J. C., Schlegel, R., …Lacroix Eussler, S. (2023). Authoritarianism, democracy and de/centralization in federations: what connections?. Regional and Federal Studies, 33(5), 577-606. https://doi.org/10.1080/13597566.2023.2274861

What is the impact of democracy/authoritarianism regime change on de/centralization in federations? Based on the annual coding of three politico-institutional aspects, 22 policy fields, and five fiscal categories, this article maps de/centralization... Read More about Authoritarianism, democracy and de/centralization in federations: what connections?.

Federalism and regime change: De/centralization in Pakistan – 1956–2020 (2022)
Journal Article
Adeney, K., & Boni, F. (2023). Federalism and regime change: De/centralization in Pakistan – 1956–2020. Regional and Federal Studies, 33(5), 725-753. https://doi.org/10.1080/13597566.2022.2126456

The extent to which de/centralization is shaped by regime change in federations that have experienced periods of autocratic rule is yet to be fully explored. To this end, this article measures static and dynamic de/centralization in Pakistan–a federa... Read More about Federalism and regime change: De/centralization in Pakistan – 1956–2020.

The Life of Contract Capitalism and the Building of the Colonial Railway (2022)
Book Chapter
Kumar, A. (2022). The Life of Contract Capitalism and the Building of the Colonial Railway. In G. Cederlöf (Ed.), The Imperial Underbelly: Workers, Contractors, and Entrepreneurs in Colonial India and Scandinavia (26-55). London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003317227-2

Capitalism thrives on contracts. From recruiting workers and employees to transacting everyday business and selling commodities, the contract ideology is the absolute necessity for capitalism to function. Contracts are to ensure a regime of secure, l... Read More about The Life of Contract Capitalism and the Building of the Colonial Railway.

Testing the “China Model” of Meritocratic Promotions: Do Democracies Reward Less Competent Ministers Than Autocracies? (2019)
Journal Article
Lee, D. S., & Schuler, P. J. (2020). Testing the “China Model” of Meritocratic Promotions: Do Democracies Reward Less Competent Ministers Than Autocracies?. Comparative Political Studies, 53(3-4), 531-566. https://doi.org/10.1177/0010414019858962

Proponents of the "China Model" suggest that autocracies, particularly in East Asia, reward competence more than democracies. However, a competing literature argues that autocracies are less likely to reward competence because autocrats fear that com... Read More about Testing the “China Model” of Meritocratic Promotions: Do Democracies Reward Less Competent Ministers Than Autocracies?.

Citizen Refugee: Forging the Indian Nation after Partition (2018)
Book
Sen, U. (2018). Citizen Refugee: Forging the Indian Nation after Partition. Cambridge University Press (CUP). https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108348553

This innovative study explores the interface between nation-building and refugee rehabilitation in post-partition India. Relying on archival records and oral histories, Uditi Sen analyses official policy towards Hindu refugees from eastern Pakistan t... Read More about Citizen Refugee: Forging the Indian Nation after Partition.