International Security & Foreign Policy

The Myth of Indian Democracy?

Grant Year: 2021


Milan Vaishnav and Madhav Khosla will research and write a book analyzing why India’s democracy is beset by challenges that seem to keep it from creating a well-functioning political system. They will review primary and secondary sources related to India’s electoral system, legal proceedings, and regulatory and political reforms; conduct interviews with officials affiliated with India’s Supreme Court, Election Commission, Parliament, and leading political parties; and analyze data on parliamentary activity, political funding, electoral behavior, and political competition.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace International Security & Foreign Policy

$50,000