Shashwat Dhar

Research Associate
Shashwat Dhar is a research associate at the Centre for Public Policy, Habitat and Human Development, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (Mumbai). His primary field of interest is comparative politics, with a special emphasis on party systems and political regimes. He has worked as a research intern with Lokniti, Center for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), New Delhi. He holds a Master’s in Development Studies from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (Mumbai), and a Bachelor’s in Political Science from Hindu College, University of Delhi.

Migration is Here to Stay

Much of the policy discourse on migration continues to harp on its destabilizing effects without recognizing its transformative potential for the poor. Migration has been a recurring phenomenon throughout human history. Since time immemorial, man has perpetually been on the move in search of greener pastures and greater opportunities. These migratory movements have been a potent force in... Continue Reading

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Academic Freedom in India is Nonexistent

Universities are meant to promote public good through teaching and research—they must be protected from party politics. Ever since the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rode to power in 2014, there has been growing unease within India’s academic community, where the last vestiges of the Nehru dynasty are alive and kicking. The sense of frustration with the new government has only heightened... Continue Reading

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