South Asia Institute: Tariq Thachil on “How Social Services Win Votes in India”
A talk by Tariq Thachil (Yale) on “Elite Parties, Poor Voters: How Social Services Win Votes in India.”
A talk by Tariq Thachil (Yale)”Elite Parties, Poor Voters: How Social Services Win Votes in India” Tariq
Thachil is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political
Science at Yale University, and a Research Fellow at the MacMillan
Center for International and Area Studies. His research focuses on
political parties and political behavior, social movements, and ethnic
politics. His forthcoming book examines how elite parties can use social
services to win mass support, through a study of Hindu nationalism in
India. He earned a PhD at Cornell University, and his doctoral
dissertation was awarded the 2010 Gabriel A. Almond Award for best
dissertation in comparative politics by the American Political Science
Association, and the 2010 Sardar Patel Prize for best dissertation on
modern India in the humanities and social sciences.
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