Praveen Rai is a Political Analyst with more than fifteen years of experience in election studies and survey research. A postgraduate in history with a degree in law from university of Delhi, he worked with Lokniti: Programme for Comparative Democracy, a research programme of CSDS that specializes in elections and party politics.

His key areas of interest include politics, electoral competitions and opinion polling in India. His research on 'Electoral Participation of Women in India: Key Determinants and Barriers' was published as a special article in Economic and Political Weekly in 2011 and ‘Women’s Participation in Electoral Politics in India: Silent Feminisation’ in South Asia Research in 2017. He co-authored a book Measuring Voting Behaviour in India, published by Sage in 2013. His articles have been published in academic journals, edited books, online media and blogs. (Click for Details)


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