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Dr Kalpana Dixit

Assistant Professor , Tuljapur campus

School of Rural Development

Ph.D. in Political Science ( Pune University)

Kalpana Dixit teaches political science at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Tuljapur Campus, Maharashtra. Her doctoral research focuses on politics of regulatory reforms in electricity sector in Maharashtra. Earlier, she was associated with the Resources and Livelihoods Group, Prayas – a public advocacy organization in Pune, and was involved in policy research and advocacy on issues of public concern. She is a recipient of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) Doctoral Fellowship and was selected for the Graduate Fellowship programme of the Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University, RI, USA. Her research interests include politics of policy, state-society relationship, political economy of infrastructure development, and politics of civil society.

Areas of Interest:

Politics of policy
State-society relationship
Political economy of development
Politics of civil society
Political process in India

  • 'Paradoxes of Electricity Distribution in Maharashtra' in Dubash, Navroz K., Sunila S. Kale, and Ranjit Bhavirkar (eds.), Mapping Power: The Political Economy of Electricity in India's States,
    Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2018.
  • 'New Trends Demand New Strategies in Maharashtra', Op-Ed Series, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, 2018. http://www.cprindia.org/news/7256 .
  • 'Political Economy of Electricity Distribution in Maharashtra'. Working Paper, Mapping Power Project, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi and Regulatory Assistance Project, USA, July,
  • 'Regulatory Reforms in Electricity Sector: Systemic Change or Sabotage?', Seminar Proceedings, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi, March, 2016.
  • 'Independent Water Regulatory Authorities in India: Analysis and Interventions', (with Subodh Wagle and Sachin Warghade), Prayas, Pune, September, 2009.
  • ‘Revisiting Good Governance: Asserting citizens participation and politics in public services’
    (with Subodh Wagle), in Chavez, Daniel (Ed.), Beyond the Market: Future of Public Services,
    Transnational Institute, Netherlands, 2006.


  • 'Palestinecha Tidha' (Question of Palestine)', Parivartanacha Vatsaru, March, 2020, Year 19, Issue 21, 2020.
  • 'Iranmadheel Pechprasang' (Crisis in Iran), Parivartanacha Vatsaru, Year 19, Issue 10, 16-30 September, 2019.
  • 'Jammu-Kashmir: Bharatiya Lokshahila Prashnakit Karanare Rajya' (Jammu-Kashmir: The State that Questions Indian Democracy), Samaj Prabodhan Patrika, Year 57, Issue 226, March-June, 2019.
  • ‘Paryavaranvadacha Rajkiya Siddhanta’ (Political Theory of Environmentalism), in Reading Material on Political Theory, Distance Education Centre, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, 2011.
  • ‘Critical Theory, Neo-Marxism and World Systems Theory’, in Reading Material on Western Political Thought, Distance Education Centre, Shivaji University, Kolhapur 2011.
  • ‘Nagari Karbharache Vikendrikaran’ (Decentralization of Urban Governance), in Nagari Bhagateel Navya ‘Sudharana’ (New ‘reforms’ in the Urban Sector), Academy of Social and Political Studies, Pune, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and Resources and Livelihoods Group, Prayas, Pune, 2008.
  • ‘Paryayi Rajkiya Vyavastha’ (Alternative Political System), in Manthan, Maharashtra Foundation, Mumbai, 2005.

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State, Democracy, Polity

Political Science and Its Concerns

Politics and Governance in India

International Relations and Indian Foreign Policy

Email: kalpana.dixit[at]tiss[dot]edu

Tata Institute of Social Sciences,

School of Rural Development,

Apsinga Road,

Tuljapur, Osmanabad, Maharashtra.

Tel: (O) +91 92701 05223