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

2020 | « Metropolitan democracy from below: participation and rescaling in Delhi », Territory, Politics, Governance, (Published online: 5 novembre 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.

2019 | « La résistible émergence d’une gouvernance participative à Delhi », Revue Gouvernance, 16 (2), 21–40.

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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