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Editorial Board

Editorial Advisors

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. Cheryl Saunders (Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies, University of Melbourne, Australia)

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

Prof. Balveer Arora (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)

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

Prof. Peter Ronald DeSouza (Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla)

Prof. Ranabir Samaddar (Calcutta Research Group, Kolkata)

Dr. George Mathew (Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi)

Editorial Committee

Kumar Suresh

Ajay Kumar Singh

Rekha Saxena


Akhtar Majeed

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Indian Journal of Federal Studies
Eighteen Issue ( 2/2008 )



  1. Electoral Laws and the Party System in India - M. P. Singh

  2. Patronage Politics in Nigeria - Adelaja Odutola Odukoya

  3. Autonomy and Federal Accommodation of Identity Claims: Significance of the Indian Model - Kumar Suresh

  4. Fiscal Arrangements Between National and Sub-national Governments: Perspectives from India and Italy - Sanjay Kumar Pandey and Augusta Badriotti

  5. Effectiveness of Harmonizing VAT and Other Taxes in a Federation - Renuka Mishra

  6. Success of Panchayati Raj in Participatory Decision- Making in India - Nupur Tiwari

  7. Pragmatism of Implementation of Panchayati Raj in J&K: A Critical Appraisal - Ashish Saxena

  8. Brief Notes

    1. Uniform Indian State for a Federal Society -Akhtar Majeed
    2. Democratisation and Conflict Resolution: The Rationale for Federalising Sri Lanka -Asanga Welikala
    3. The Federal Republic of Nepal -S. Aniruddh Gautam
    4. Contemporary Development of Russian Federalism (1991-2008) -Alexey Chesnokov
  9. Book Review

    1. Wilfried Swenden, Federalism and Second Chambers: Regional Representation in Parliamentary Federations: The Australian Senate and German Bundesrat Compared, in the series "Regionalism and Federalism", No.2 (Brussels: P.I.E.- Peter Lang, 2004).

      - Rekha Saxena

    2. Kadekodi, Gopal K., Ravi Kanbur and Vijayendra Rao, Development in Karnataka: Challenges of Governance, Equity and Empowerment (New Delhi: Academic Foundation, 2008).
    3. - Irshad Perwez
















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