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Sanjay Ruparelia

Jarislowsky Democracy Chair, Toronto Metropolitan University

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His major publications include Divided We Govern: coalition politics in modern India (2015); The Indian Ideology: three responses to Perry Anderson (edited; 2015); and Understanding India’s New Political Economy: a great transformation? (co-edited; 2011). He has published a range of papers in edited volumes and academic journals, and contributes general essays, opinion pieces and commentary to international media outlets (CBC, CTV, Dissent, Global News, Global Policy, Globe and Mail, Hindustan Times, Indian Express, Open Canada, Policy Options, The Conversation, The Hill Times, and Toronto Star).

Sanjay is a co-chair of the Participedia network, which examines democratic innovations around the world (; associate editor of Pacific Affairs and the Oxford Encyclopedia of Asian Politics; and a country expert for V-Dem: the Varieties of Democracy Project. He co-hosts On the Frontlines of Democracy, a monthly public lecture series, with the Toronto Public Library.

He previously taught at the New School for Social Research and Columbia University, and served as a consultant to the United Nations and the Asia Foundation. He earned a B.A. in Political Science from McGill University, and a M.Phil in Sociology and Politics of Development and Ph.D. in Politics from the University of Cambridge.

Sessions at DXC23:

  • Panel: Democratic Backsliding - An International Outlook

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