Niraja Gopal Jayal


Data di nascita 22 febbraio 1956
Luogo New Delhi, India
Nomina 20 marzo 2020
Disciplina Scienze politiche
Titolo Professoressa

Principali premi, riconoscimenti e accademie
Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy Book Prize for Citizenship and its Discontents: An Indian History, awarded by the Association of Asian Studies, March 2015; Sanjaya Lall Memorial Prize for the Best Article in the journal Oxford Development Studies (Vol. 39, 2011); Radhakrishnan Memorial Lecturer, All Souls College, Oxford (2009); Essay Prize of the Society for Applied Philosophy (UK) (1993). Academies and memberships: Member, Committee set up by the Ministry of Finance, Government of India to Develop a Composite Index for the Measurement of Backwardness in the Indian States; Chairman, Raghuram Rajan (June-Aug 2013); Vice-President, American Political Science Association (2011-12); Member, Editorial Board, Governance (2016-); Member, Editorial Board, Pacific Affairs (2015-); Member, Editorial Board, Indian Politics and Policy (Policy Studies Organization; American Political Science Association) (2017-); Member, Editorial Board, International Feminist Journal of Politics (2011-17); Member, Editorial Advisory Board, India Review (2002-); Member, Editorial Board, Studies in Indian Politics (2013-); Member, International Advisory Board, Parliamentary Affairs (2019-24); Member, Editorial Board, Modern South Asia Series, Oxford University Press, New York (2017-); Trustee, The India Forum; Member, Editorial Board of the Anthem Press (UK) book series Plurality in South Asia; Jury Member, New India Foundation Book Fellowship (since 2005); Member, Board of Trustees, National Foundation for India (2015-20); Member, Advisory Council, Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford (2013-16); Member, International Pluralism Advisory Group, Global Centre for Pluralism, Ottawa (2014-17); Lead Author, International Panel on Social Progress (2015-17) [Chapter 2: Social Progress: A Compass]; Member, Board of Trustees, National Foundation for India (2014-); Technical Advisor, UN Women Project, An Assessment of Elected Women Representatives in Panchayati Raj Institutions in India – Inception Report (2016-17); Member, Centre Advisory Review Group, The Centre for the Future State, Institute of Development Studies, Sussex, UK (2002-10); Member, Advisory Board, Gendered Ceremony and Ritual in Parliament, a Leverhulme Trust programme at the University of Warwick, UK (2008-11); Member, Commissioning Panel of the ESRC-DFID Joint Scheme for Research on International Development (Poverty Alleviation), Phase 1 (2005) and Phase 2 (2010); Member, Committee to Review the Indian Council of Social Science Research (Chairman: Prof. A. Vaidyanathan) (2006-07); Member, Central Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India (2004-09); Member, Board of Governors, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi (2010-13).

Riassunto dell'attività scientifica
Niraja Gopal Jayal è una scienziata politica che lavora all'intersezione tra teoria politica e studio della politica indiana. Il suo lavoro accademico si concentra su quattro aree principali: democrazia, rappresentanza, cittadinanza e governance (compresi governance locale e genere e governance). Attualmente si occupa della crisi dell'università pubblica in India. La Professoressa Jayal insegna presso il Centro Studi per il Diritto e la Governance dell'Università Jawaharlal Nehru di Nuova Delhi, in India, ed è Professoressa del Centenario alla London School of Economics (2019-22).

Pubblicazioni principali
Libri: Citizenship and its Discontents: An Indian History (Harvard University Press, 2013; South Asia edition by Permanent Black, 2013; paperback edition 2015); Representing India: Ethnic Diversity and the Governance of Public Institutions (Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2005); Democracy and the State: Welfare, Secularism and Development in Contemporary India, Oxford University Press, Delhi, 1999. Come coautrice: Coautrice (con Martha Nussbaum, Amrita Basu e Yasmin Tambiah) Essays on Gender and Governance. United Nations Development Programme, New Delhi, 2003; Coautrice (con Kuldeep Mathur) Drought, Policy and Politics in India. Sage Publications, Delhi, 1993; Jayal, Niraja Gopal (ed.) Re-Forming India: The Nation Today. Gurgaon: Penguin Random House, 2019; (Co-editrice con Pratap Bhanu Mehta) The Oxford Companion to Politics in India (Oxford University Press, Delhi, 2010); Democracy in India (ed.) [Themes in Politics Series] Oxford University Press, Delhi, 2001; Editrice e introduzione Sidney and Beatrice Webb: Indian Diary, Oxford University Press, Delhi, 1987, Oxford Paperbacks, Oxford, 1990; (Coeditrice) Local Governance in India: Decentralization and Beyond (Oxford University Press, 2005); (Coeditrice) Interrogating Social Capital: The Indian Experience (Sage, New Delhi, 2004); (Coeditrice) Democratic Governance in India: Challenges of Poverty, Development and Identity, Sage Publications, Delhi, 2001. Articoli in riviste e capitoli di libri: “Reconfiguring Citizenship in Contemporary India”, South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies February 2019; “The Imagined Futures of the Public University in India” in Globalizations (Special Forum on the Future of the University) March 2019; “The Idea of Academic Freedom” in Apoorvanand, ed. The Idea of a University, New Delhi: Context/Westland. 2019; “Indian Democracy”, in Oxford Bibliographies in Political Science, ed. Sandy Maisel, New York: Oxford University Press; “Indian Democracy”, Oxford Bibliographies Online, Oxford University Press, 2016; “Citizenship” in Sujit Choudhry, Madhav Khosla and Pratap Bhanu Mehta, eds. The Oxford Handbook of the Indian Constitution, New York: Oxford University Press 2016; “Contending Representative Claims in Indian Democracy” in India Review, Vol. 15, No. 2, April-June 2016; “Affirmative Action in India: Before and After the Neo-liberal Turn” in Cultural Dynamics, Vol. 27(1) March 2015. Special Issue: Neoliberalism, Inequality and the Cultural Politics of Affirmative Action; “The Right to Have Rights: Taking Hannah Arendt to India” in Ashwani Peetush and Jay Drydyk, eds. Human Rights: India and the West. Delhi: Oxford University Press 2015; “Indian citizenship: a century of disagreement” in Engin F. Isin and Peter Nyers, eds., Routledge Handbook of Global Citizenship Studies, Abingdon: Routledge, 2014; “The Rival Representative Claims of Parliament and Civil Society in India” in Sudha Pai and Avinash Kumar, eds. The Indian Parliament: A Critical Appraisal, New Delhi: Orient Blackswan, 2014; “Finding the Citizen in the City” in The City & South Asia, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard South Asia Institute, 2014; “Politics on and of the Margins” in Seminar (From the Margins: a symposium on life, living and struggle in Delhi’s urban periphery) No. 663: November 2014; “An Immense and (In)complete Democracy: A Tocquevillian Perspective on India’s Experiment with Democratic Citizenship” in Ira Katznelson and Partha Chatterjee, eds. Anxieties of Democracy, New Delhi: Oxford University Press. 2012; “A False Dichotomy? The Unresolved Tension between Universal and Differentiated Citizenship in India” in Oxford Development Studies, Volume 39, No. 2. June 2011, pp. 185-204; “The transformation of citizenship in India in the 1990s and beyond” in Sanjay Ruparelia, Sanjay Reddy, John Harriss and Stuart Corbridge, eds. Understanding India’s New Political Economy: A Great Transformation? Routledge, London, 2011.


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