Centre for Comparative Studies

May 3, 2019

Midterm Election Analysis : The Trend so far

With four out of seven phases of election completed, our experts in this part of our election analysis series Decoding the Polls, looks into the election trend so far. Will the confidence exhuberates in the ruling party campaign spill over […]
April 29, 2019

A Critical Analysis of Kerala’s Fishermen and their Debt Trap

Kerala boasts of its much-touted Model of Development with rapid progress in socio-economic conditions, yet the fishermen community of the state is not able to make a tantamount progress in social and economic development. The poverty, due to the continuum […]
April 26, 2019

Kerala Polls 2019: Outcome Hinges on Many Factors

The decision of Congress President Rahul Gandhi to contest from Wayanad parliamentary constituency (PC) in Kerala, besides the Congress’ traditional stronghold of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, made Kerala one of the epicentres of the 2019 General Elections. The State went […]
April 26, 2019

Kallada Bus Controversy: A Case for Policy Overhaul?

The recent incident involving attack on passenger travelling in an inter-state private bus has prompted the state govt bring restrictions on these buses. Is restrictions a solution to this problem? or should there be a change in policy to deregulate […]
April 25, 2019

Lok Sabha elections: Kochi’s overwhelming response shows the way for other cities

Dr D Dhanuraj, Chairman, CPPR comments in a news story publish in The New Indian Express on the high number of voting in the city KOCHI: Kochi showed the way for other big cities in south India with a huge voter […]
April 24, 2019

Manorama News Counter Point | Will high voters turnout create a wave in Kerala? | ഉയർന്ന പോളിങ്; കേരളത്തില്‍ ഒരു തരംഗമുയര്‍ന്നോ?

Kerala witnessed high number of voters turnout, will this create a wave in the Lok Sabha Election results? CPPR Chairman D. Dhanuraj along with other experts discuss about this in the Manoramma News channel’s Counter Point.
April 17, 2019

Leadership Vacuum in Dravidian Politics — Will New Players Make an Impact?

The completion of the first phase of elections to 91 Lok Sabha (LS) constituencies has marked the beginning of the largest democratic exercise of the world. The second phase of elections to 97 LS constituencies will be held on April […]
April 11, 2019

The Fight for Uttar Pradesh West

For any Lok Sabha elections, Uttar Pradesh (UP) is a crucial state, comprising the largest number of seats and one of the largest electorates. The western part of the state, popularly known as UP West or Paschim Pradesh, is markedly […]
April 9, 2019

A Vision for Higher Education Reform

‘A Vision for Higher Education Reform’ an e-book published by Centre for Public Policy Research is a compilation of articles and opinion pieces authored by CPPR research team led by Dr D Dhanuraj. The articles are intended for studying the […]
April 4, 2019

Event Report: Vikasarth Round Table on Discussion “Rebuilding Kerala Economy: Time for a Paradigm Shift?”

A two-day round table discussion on ‘Rebuilding Kerala Economy: Time for a Paradigm Shift’ organised by CPPR Centre for Comparative Studies in collaboration with Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) was held on March 22–23, 2019 at Rivera Suites, Kochi. […]
April 3, 2019

In Troubled Waters: How Kerala’s Fishermen Cooperatives Have Not Helped Their Cause

The heroes, sadly unsung, of Kerala’s recent flood relief operations were the fishermen. Kerala’s state-run fishermen’s cooperatives, however, have not been able to make much difference to the industry. Kerala has struggled through one of the worst floods confronted by […]
April 1, 2019

India is staring at a water crisis and no politician is talking about it

The summer of 2019 is not only heated up by the intense general election campaign but also by the above average temperature forecasted in many parts of India. Even though the agrarian distress has been a major campaign issue, the […]
March 26, 2019

Asianet Cover Story: Tom Vadakan’s entry to BJP | ടോം വടക്കനും ബിജെപിയിൽ

Dr Martin Patrick, Chief Economist, CPPR talks about the need for transparency in electoral funding on Cover Story in Asianet News Channel.  He highlights that the funding details of political parties are clear pointers to their political agendas and economic […]
March 25, 2019

Time to turn around Kerala’s loss-making PSUs: Paul Antony

Cutting non-plan expenditure can solve fiscal crisis’ There is an urgent need to turn around Kerala’s loss-making Public Sector Undertakings by strengthening them with a qualified board of directors and through hard budget restrictions. Public-private partnership could be a way […]
March 24, 2019

Call for sustainable revenue mobilization

KOCHI: Experts called for a sustainable and practical way for fund mobilization in the aftermath of the August deluge that ravaged the state.  The demand was put forth at the two-day international round table ‘Vikasarth’ on ‘Rebuilding Kerala economy: Time […]