Centre for Comparative Studies

November 8, 2018

Rebuild Kerala| CPPR’s Policy Brief Presented to Government of Kerala

In August 2018, Kerala witnessed the worst natural calamity in a decade causing a stress on the economy that has been in the doldrums for a considerable period of time.  Immediate evaluation and rethink on the policy actions for rebuilding […]
October 8, 2018

Election Dates Declared in Five States| അഞ്ചു സംസ്ഥാനങ്ങള്‍ ബൂത്തിലേക്ക്

In the wake of the declaration of elections dates in five states of India, the expert panel deliberates over Indian General Elections 2019. CPPR Chairman D. Dhanuraj along with other experts discuss the political scenario in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana, Mizoram and […]
October 3, 2018

Changing power dynamics: Asia-Pacific of the 21st Century

“India’s crucial balancing role in a prospective US-China duopoly of the Asia-Pacific regional order would serve to enhance its presence and augur a meaningful role to its power”, said Dr. Lawrence S Prabhakar, Associate Professor of International Relations and Strategic […]
October 1, 2018

Supplyco Economics: Do We Have An Answer To Kerala’s Food Inflation?

Snapshot Forty-four years after the formation of Supplyco, we still do not have an answer to Kerala’s food inflation – the reason why we must introspect if the Supplyco model is the best way to transfer subsidy benefits to the […]
September 24, 2018

In Conversation With DR.W. LAWRENCE S. PRABHAKAR on “Great Power Transitions, Power Shifts in the Asia-Pacific

CPPR-Centre for Strategic Studies is pleased to host DR.W. LAWRENCE S. PRABHAKAR for a talk on “Great Power Transitions, Power Shifts in the Asia-Pacific: India’s Foreign and Security Policy, Position, and Posture”. The talk will be held at CPPR office […]
September 24, 2018

Do we have an answer for Kerala’s food inflation?|കേരളത്തിലെ ഭക്ഷ്യവിലപ്പെരുപ്പത്തിന് നമുക്കൊരുത്തരമുണ്ടോ?

The article throws light on the short-sightedness of Supplycos’s objective to control prices of essential commodities The market share of Supplyco is also very low as the volume of sales through Supplyco outlets is very less in comparison to the […]
September 14, 2018

Kerala’s Healthcare System Is Cracking; It Needs To Reach Out To Private Sector

The good health of the citizenry is an important indicator of the well-being of any nation. Developed countries have achieved excellent health indicators by investing in healthcare. But it cannot be inferred that great health indicators can only be achieved […]
September 11, 2018

How Floods Uncovered the Truly Liberal Spirit of Keralites

Kerala has witnessed a disaster of an unprecedented nature in a century. The timely action and response in the aftermath of the floods has helped to arrest the death toll. The state government machinery geared up their coordination activities to […]
September 8, 2018

E book – The Market and A Choice of Free Ideas (Malayalam Translation)

‘Vipaniyum Chila Swathanthra Aashayangalum’ is a collection of six essays (from the collection ‘The Market and A Choice of Free Ideas’ published by Atlas Network in 2014) that mainly deal with concepts like free market, political market and property rights. […]
August 10, 2018

Relevance of Supplyco and its Operations in Kerala’s Current Scenario

Kerala State Civil Supplies Corporation, otherwise known as Supplyco, is a popular household name across Kerala. Supplyco was formed in 1974 with the primary objective of controlling the rise in prices of essential commodities. However, very few know about this […]
August 10, 2018

Foreign Liquor in Kerala: A Story of Deceit?

The liquor trade in Kerala has always remained politically directed with little or no choice for consumers. Political decisions have shaped the trade for several decades. Business can thrive only when entrepreneurs are free to decide what benefits them most. […]
August 1, 2018

Relevance of Small Private Medical Institutions to Sustain the Health Care System in Kerala

The outstanding achievements in the health sector of Kerala amidst its low economic growth remain to be a paradox. The corroborative role of private sector in achieving this high health status cannot be sidelined. The study examines the contribution of […]
July 30, 2018

Working women in Kerala need beneficial laws

Though the amended Shops and Commercial Establishments Act is a welcome move for working women in Kerala, there are teething problems that still need to be resolved at the earliest. To know more read CPPR Senior Project Associate, Sara John’s […]
July 13, 2018

Amendments in the Kerala Shops & Commercial Establishments Act,1960 seems favorable for women, but it can be counterproductive to their employment opportunities.

“The amended act seems favorable for women, but it can be counterproductive to their employment opportunities.”, comments Sara John, Senior Project Associate, CPPR on the recent amendments to the Kerala Shops & Commercial Establishments Act,1960. Read more at the article […]
July 11, 2018

CPPR Media Mention: Proposed Amendments to the Kerala Shops & Commercial Establishments Act,1960

Media mention on CPPR’s draft of proposed Amendments to the Kerala Shops & Commercial Establishments ,published in The New Indian Express, Kochi Edition on 11th July 2018. In the story titled “Shopping after 8? Wait…” CPPR Chairman Dr. D Dhanuraj […]

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