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Editorial Board

Editorial Advisors

Prof. T.K. Oommen (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)

Prof. Ronald L.Watts (Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada)

Prof. John Kincaid (Meyner Center for the Study of State Govt. Lafayette College, PA-USA)

Prof. Balveer Arora      Chairman, Centre for Multilevel Federalism, New Delhi, India

Prof. Tapas Kumar Sen   National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi, India

Prof. (Dr.) Gisela Farber Deutsche Universitat fur Verwaltungswissenchaften Postfach 1409, 67324 Speyer, Germany

Prof. A.S. Narang (Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi)

Prof. Michael Burgess Director, Centre for Federal Studies, University of Kent U.K.

Prof. J. Isawa Elaigwu (Institute of Governance and Social Research, Jos-Nigeria)

Dr. Jutta Kramer             German Institute for Research on Federalism, Drosselweg 4 30559 Hannover, Germany

Prof. Eva Maria Belser    IRCC, Institute of Federalism, University of Fribourg, Switzerland 


Ajay Kumar Singh

Editorial Committee

S. Mehartaj Begum

Rajendra K. Pandey

Research and Technical Support

Javed Azmi

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Indian Journal of Federal Studies
Twentyfifth Issue (Vol.XIII, No.1, 2012)



Editor's Note


  1. Canadian Federalism: An Account - Alain-G. Gagnon

  2. Federalism, Nationalism and Multicultural Secularism in India - Mahendra Prasad Singh 

  3. Scheduled Castes' Reservation in J&K: Promises and Failures - Muhammad Tajuddin

  4. Indian Constitution and the Protection of Women - Syed Mehartaj Begum 

Research Communication

  1. Discourses on Empowerment - Joya Bhattacharya

  2. IndianFederalism: An Empirical Study of People's Perception - S.K. Jain

 Contemporary Federal Discourse in India 

  1. Vedanta, Bauxite and Dongaria Kondh: A Case of Tribal Self-Determination - Ajay Kumar Singh

Book Review

  1. Varieties of Federal Governance: Major Contemporary Models, Rekha Saxena, ed., New Delhi: Cambridge University Press India Pvt. Ltd. under the imprint of Foundation Books, 2011, pp. xl, 493, price not stated (HB) 

    - Tanvir Aeijaz
















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