Stéphanie TAWA LAMA


Stéphanie Tawa Lama is a CNRS Research Director (political science) at the Centre d’Etudes de l’Inde et de l’Asie du Sud (Centre for South Asian Studies, CNRS-EHESS), Paris. She studies contemporary Indian democracy through four main themes: political representation (with a special focus on women); political mobilisations; participatory experiences; and urban governance.

Her recent publications include a book on the Indian versions of participatory democracy; a collective volume (co-edited with Amélie Blom) on the role of emotions in political mobilisations; a special issue of India Review on political representation in India; and a series of articles on metropolitan democracy and the Aam Aadmi Party.

She currently supervises 5 PhDs and is a member of the Editorial board of the online South Asia Multidisciplinary Academic Journal (SAMAJ).

Recent Publications

2022 | “Gram sabha”, in Guillaume Petit, with Loïc Blondiaux, Ilaria Casillo, Jean-Michel Fourniau, Guillaume Gourgues, Samuel Hayat, Rémi Lefebvre, Sandrine Rui, Stéphanie Wojcik, et Jodelle Zetlaouï-Léger, Dictionnaire critique et interdisciplinaire de la Participation, DicoPart, 2ème édition, GIS Démocratie et Participation.

2021 | “Comparative Research between France and India. A View from Within”, in Olivier Giraud and Michel Lallement (Eds), Decentering Comparative Analysis in a Globalizing World, Leiden/Boston, Brill, pp. 349-366.

2020 | “Metropolitan democracy from below: participation and rescaling in Delhi”, Territory, Politics, Governance, (Published online: 5 November 2020): 1‑16.

2019 | Emotions, Mobilisations and South Asian Politics (co-edited with Amélie Blom) Delhi, Routledge.

2019 | “Political Representation in the Discourse and Practices of the “Party of the Common Man” in India”, Politics and Governance Volume 7, Issue 3, pp. 179–188.

2019 | (With Emilie Frenkiel) “The Redistribution of Representation through Participation: Participatory Budgeting in Chengdu and Delhi”, Politics and Governance Volume 7, Issue 3, pp. 112–123.

2018 | Les avatars de la participation en Inde. Formes et ambiguïtés de la démocratie participative, Paris, Editions du Croquant (review in Books and Ideas, July 2019

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