Author Archives: Matt Nelson

Does democracy mean different things in India and Pakistan?

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In this post, I consider whether ‘democracy’ might mean different things in different places—focusing, specifically, on the relationship between democracy and the rule of law. Is democracy grounded in elections or a particular understanding of ‘justice’ set apart from ‘the rule of law’? Does this relationship operate differently in western contexts like the U.K. and non-western…

Exciting doctoral studentships at SOAS

Dear colleagues, The Department of Politics at SOAS (University of London) is pleased to announce several PhD studentships in 2013. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) the Department was rated in the Top 10 for Politics, with special expertise in International Politics and the politics of South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, Central Asia,…