History, Institutions and Pathways of Dominant Party Decline in India: Evidence from the Green Revolution

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 4:00pm-6:00pm (ended)
223 Moses Hall
Aditya Dasgupta, Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia at Stanford University

Aditya Dasgupta completed his PhD in the Department of Government at Harvard in May 2016. His book project, The Curse of Strong Roots: Pathways of Dominant Party Collapse and Resilience in India, investigates why some dominant parties collapse while others remain competitive after democratization, highlighting the role of an "organizational resource curse".