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Party and Election Finance Regulation and Reform in India

This project consists of three papers by E. Sridharan, building on earlier work, two undertaken in collaboration with Prof. Rajeev Gowda, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, on patterns of election and party finance in India, its relationship with corruption, and possible reform options drawing on international comparative experiences of regulation and reform in this policy sphere, and based on fieldwork with party leaders and functionaries and with donors. The first paper, by Gowda and Sridharan, was published in Election Law Journal, Vol. 11, No. 2, 2012. The second is slated for publication in a volume on corruption in India edited by Samuel Paul, and the third is currently work in progress.