Centre for Comparative Studies

May 20, 2014

Moneylending in Kerala and the Unjustifiable Gimmicks of the State

Introduction The moneylending market in Kerala was a natural economic bubble. The bubble grew because the factors favoured it. Very few people can be blamed for it save the State for its inability to predict the case. Why? Because it […]
May 13, 2014

India General Elections 2014: A Muddled State of Affairs from the Youth Perspective

The Industrial Process of Electioneering From the start General Elections 2014 was no less than a functioning industrial unit, producing output in tonnes. The elections were a month long process where a population close to 814 million people were expected […]
May 13, 2014

Why market competition hasn’t delivered better quality school education?

  The fact that achievements of Kerala state in education and health sectors are comparable with the developed countries is widely known. The recognition for the value and the role of education in social development came as early as in […]
April 10, 2014

Masking a Major Issue – The State and its Dilemma on Liquor Policy in Kerala

Context The state government in Kerala delayed in announcing its liquor policy for the year 2014-15. What followed this delay was a closure of bar hotels across the state. On the eve of elections, there were two groups in the […]
April 8, 2014

CPPR Centre for Strategic Studies Call for Internships on Non-Traditional Security in India

The CPPR Centre for Strategic Studies (CSS) calls for Internships on Non-Traditional Security in India. The Centre for Strategic Studies of the Centre for Public Policy Research has been in the forefront of activities in conducting research and activities in […]
April 7, 2014

Internship opportunity in CPPR Centre for Comparative Studies

  CPPR Centre for Comparative Studies (CCS) is inviting Internships in the following topics. The Internship will be for period of 2-3 months and shall be subject to the CPPR Internship Policy Tasks for Interns Do a routine collection and […]
April 7, 2014

What happened to the Occupy Movement?

By Raj Cherubal* Whatever happened to the Occupy Movement? There was never a doubt in my mind that all such movements fizzle out. But surprised to see how fast it did. I like dissent. Even if I don’t think very […]
April 1, 2014

CPPR 6th Quarterly lecture delivered by Dr. Sandeep Shastri, Prominent Political Scientist

  Centre for Public Policy Research hosted its 6th Quarterly lecture on 29th March. Dr. Sandeep Shastri, prominent political scientist and Pro Vice Chancellor Jain University delivered the lecture on the Topic “Emerging Electoral Landscape: Analysis of Indian Democracy”. Dr. D Dhanuraj, CPPR […]
March 29, 2014

MOOC- The Game Changer?

It is told that there are six types of You Tube interfaces which adjust automatically according to the gadgets and connectivity speed. With such mind boggling provisions in the internet) and the availability of cheaper smart phones and tablets, the […]
March 29, 2014

Aam Admi Prime Minister: Scope and chances

Dr. D.Dhanuraj* A few days are left before the first batch of voters to go to the polling booths to select their representatives of 16th Lok Sabha. This time, unlike in the recent past, the most ferociously fought election with […]
March 18, 2014

CPPR 6th Quarterly Lecture by Dr Sandeep Shasthri

Centre for Public Policy Research 6th Quarterly Lecture March 29 2014   “Emerging Electoral Landscape- Analysis of Indian Democracy”  By, Dr Sandeep Shastri Pro Vice Chancellor, Jain University, Political Scientist    “The new centre of Indian politics is not the […]
March 17, 2014

Semester at Sea comes to Kochi

 Centre for Public Policy Research hosted “Semester At Sea” students for the fourth time. Four different sessions of lectures for three batches were held on 9th and 14th of March 2014. Almost 80 students guided by Prof. Henchman, Prof. Chandrasekhar […]
March 6, 2014

Bad State of the State

By Rahul V. Kumar *   As I understood from a recent experience our system requires that we remain closer (in time) with the state and yet we should remain far (physically) from its reach. Now the question is “How […]
March 1, 2014

Expansion of RIMPAC Exercises to include Indian and Chinese Navies: An Assessment

By MA Athul* In June 2013 Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi announced that China will attend the Rim of the Pacific Exercises in June 2014.Yang made the announcement after the summit between US President Obama and Chinese president Xi Jingping[1]. […]
March 1, 2014

The ‘Third Front’ Politics aka power of Regional Politics and the ‘unanticipated 14th Prime Minister of India’

By D.Dhanuraj* The election commission is ready to declare the schedule of General Elections 2014. Political parties are busy in building alliances. It’s the coalition politics era in India! The main stream parties; Congress and BJP are still dilly dallying […]