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Dr. Lawrence Sáez The School of Oriental and African Studies, UK1 Talk
Lawrence Sáez is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Comparative and International Politics at the School of Oriental and Asian Studies (SOAS). He is also Director of the Centre for South Asian Studies at SOAS and an Associate Fellow in the International Economics programme at Chatham House. His research is focused... read moreon comparative political economy, particularly as it pertains to the challenges of economic reform across different industry sectors in developing countries. He is the author of The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC): An Emerging Collaboration Architecture for South Asia (Routledge 2011), Federalism Without a Centre: The Impact of Political Reform and Economic Liberalization on India’s Federal System (Sage 2002) and Banking Reform in India and China (Palgrave MacMillan 2004). He is the co-editor (with Gurharpal Singh) of New Dimensions of Politics in India: United Progressive Alliance in Power (Routledge 2011) and co-editor (with Katharine Adeney) of Coalition Politics and Hindu Nationalism (Routledge 2005). Dr. Sáez is the Secretary of the British Association of South Asian Studies (BASAS). He is also Chair of the Standing Group on Third World Politics of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR). He is also a member of the World Economic Forum’s India Agenda Council. Prior to living in the UK, Dr Sáez was an assistant research political scientist at the Institute of East Asian Studies and visiting scholar at the Center for South Asia Studies, University of California at Berkeley. He was also the associate editor for South Asia at Asian Survey. He holds a B.A. in political science from U.C. Berkeley; an M.A.L.D. in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy; and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago.