Shivaji Mukherjee

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  • Methods
  • Comparative Politics


  • Ph.D., Yale University
  • M.A., University of Michigan
  • B.A., University of Delhi

Shivaji Mukherjee

Assistant Professor


My research interests lie at the intersection of state formation, civil conflict, and political economy of development. I worked as a Research Assistant at the Institute for Conflict Management in New Delhi, and then did an MA in Political Science at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a PhD in political science at Yale University.
My dissertation is on the Maoist insurgency in India, and uses data gathered during field work, archival data and quantitative analysis of sub national datasets to demonstrate that colonial institutions of indirect rule selected by the British set up the structural conditions for post-colonial insurgency through path dependent mechanisms. My book manuscript based on my dissertation research will be forthcoming.

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