Centre for Comparative Studies

May 28, 2016

E Book- Foundations of Free Society (Translated to Malayalam)

    FOREWORD Economic and political crises have often led to attacks on freedom. During the Great Depression all the major economies restricted trade by raising tariffs. This knee-jerk reaction only aggravated geo-political tensions and further increased economic hardship. The […]
May 19, 2016

“Communalism into the forefront?”; Analysis of Kerala Assembly Election 2016 by Prof KC Abraham

Prof KC Abraham, Political Science Professor and Academic Director of Centre for Public Policy Research talks about how communalism plays a major role in the Kerala Assembly Election 2016
May 19, 2016

“What does the future looks like for left parties in Kerala and in Indian national politics”: Dr D Dhanuraj

Dr D Dhanuraj, Chairman of Centre for Public Policy Research talks about “What does the future looks like for left parties in Kerala and in Indian national politics”. This video was taken as part of original video series by Center […]
May 18, 2016

Game Changer 2016 An analysis of Kerala Assembly Election by Dr D Dhanuraj

Dr D Dhanuraj, Chairman of Centre for Public Policy Research gives a analysis of Kerala Assembly Election 2016
May 18, 2016

Unbecoming of exit polls for Kerala

Dr D Dhanuraj, Chairman of Centre for Public Policy Research; writes about the various exit polls on the back drop of Kerala Assembly Election 2016 Read more about this in our blog Unbecoming of exit polls for Kerala    
May 16, 2016

Anxiety over the Impending Kerala Verdict

Prof KC Abraham, Academic Director of Centre for Public Policy Research; gives a Political analysis of the Kerala Assembly election 2016. Read more about this in our blog Anxiety over the Impending Kerala Verdict  
May 16, 2016

Of Casting the Caste?

By Elizabeth Edison* Kerala is preparing for yet another clash of the clans. For a state whose vote bank is fundamentally divided by religious, regional, and communal differences, predicting Kerala’s 2016 election results is indeed a tough nut to crack. […]
May 13, 2016

Of Reiterating the Tainted- Will corruption play a “pull down” factor?

  By Elizabeth Edison & Dr D. Dhanuraj*   Kerala has been the hot bed for a number of alleged scams and corruption for the last two years. The bar scam and solar scam continued to make headlines every day […]
May 10, 2016

Perverted communal politics of Kerala

Dr D Dhanuraj, Chairman, Centre for Public Policy Research writes about the upcoming Kerala Election 2016, and how the equation changes with the entry of the BJP lead NDA in this election. Read more about this in our blog Perverted communal politics […]
May 9, 2016

Activity oriented learning – An evaluation

By Dr D Dhanuraj[1] Dr Lekshmi R Nair[2] School-level education in Kerala has for long been considered as a benchmark for the rest of the country. At the same time, despite being championed as a State with a high literacy […]
May 7, 2016

Alcohol Prohibition- Future Dilemmas

Rahul V Kumar, Research Consultant at Centre for Public Policy Research writes about the alcohol prohibition public policy being experimented across states in India. He answers two questions in this blog,  What could be the purpose for prohibiting alcohol? Will prohibition […]
May 3, 2016

Freedom and the Role of Libertarian Think-tanks in India

Rahul V Kumar, Research Consultant at Centre for Public Policy Research writes on Freedom and the Role of Libertarian Think-tanks in India Read more about this in our blog Freedom and the Role of Libertarian Think-tanks in India   
May 3, 2016

On the Question of State Debts and Intergenerational Transfers

Rahul V Kumar, Research Consultant at Centre for Public Policy Research writes how when the question of intergenerational transfers is raised in the context of debt, especially unsustainable debt of the state, the natural response from supporters of debt is […]
April 28, 2016

Evaluation of Government Interventions in Khadi Sector

Khadi sector is an over-regulated one in India, where the entire production process, sales, distribution, and marketing is fully regulated by the government through Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) . The paper examines the growth of Khadi market in […]
April 23, 2016

Experts Brainstorm on State Economy, The New Indian Express, April 23, 2016

Experts Brainstorm on State Economy KOCHI:  The Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) on Friday organised a roundtable discussion on ‘Role of the State Machinery in Kerala’s Economy.’ The primary objectives of the discussion, which was attended by experts, was […]