Call for Chapters: IPPN’s Edited Book on Democracy is as Democracy Does: The Journey of India: Submit Abstract by April 30

IPPN, a global network of public policy professionals, is inviting submissions by way of a Call for Chapters for its book on ‘Democracy is as Democracy Does: The Journey of India’.

About the Book

India is and remains the world’s largest democracy, due to the sheer volume of voters who place their faith in the democratic system time and again. Analysing the institutional vibrancy and functional dynamism of democratic experiences in India thus becomes an important task if we are to envision the next several decades of its development in India.

Amidst crumbling democracies in the West, tense geopolitical relationships and rising protectionism, it becomes imperative to deep dive into this topic.

This book aims to explore India’s trials and tribulations as being the world’s largest democracy. How has the Indian democracy managed to last this long? How is it likely to proceed in the future? What ails democracy in India and what can be done about it?

About the Editor

Swati Rao: Fellow for Governance and Society with the US Department of State and Erasmus Mundus scholar for Public Policy.

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Suggested Themes

  1. Democratic Institutions and their functioning
  2. Analysis of electoral processes
  3. Voter Education and Awareness
  4. Regional politics and elections
  5. Decentralisation and delegation of powers
  6. Proportional representation and reservations
  7. Women leaders
  8. Good governance
  9. Legal reforms for democracy
  10. Social Justice
  11. Social inclusion and rights of minorities
  12. Rule of Law
  13. Separation of Powers
  14. Democratic protections under the Constitution

The topics mentioned here are not exhaustive and contributors may also contribute to other topics related to the theme.

Submission Guidelines

  • Eligibility: Students, practitioners, academicians and professionals from any relevant field.
  • Word Limit: The chapter may be between 3000 to 6000 words including footnotes.
  • Cover letter: The submission should contain a cover letter containing an abstract (300 words or less), keywords, and details about the author(s), including qualifications and institutional affiliations
  • Co-authorship: up to 3 authors permitted.
  • Plagiarism: Only original and un-plagiarised work needs to be submitted. The plagiarism level must be less than 15%.
  • Abstract: The chapter must be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 300 words.
  • Citation: Bluebook 20th edition must be followed.
  • Font Details: Times New Roman, Size 12, Line Spacing 1.5, Justified.
  • Footnotes: Times New Roman, Size 10.


 All submissions are to be made via email only as MS word documents at:

Deadline: All submissions including abstract must be sent on or before 30th April 2021.

Publication of the book: May 2021

Publication Charges

There is a processing fee of Rs. 1000/- for all the contributions. Payment for publication to be done only after acceptance of the submitted paper.


Please contact Nidhi Sharma at or 9302115842

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