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Center for Public Affairs and Critical Theory (C-PACT)

The Centre for Public Affairs and Critical Theory (C-PACT) is affiliated to SHSS at Shiv Nadar University. The Centre has undertaken research on an initial set of deeply inter-connected core themes concerning some of India’s most important but neglected public goods, critically significant for the lives and livelihoods of millions, as also for the very future of India’s much-coveted growth process: land, water, agriculture and health.

Centre for Public Affairs and Critical Theory (C- PACT) was established under the aegis of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SoHSS), Shiv Nadar University to pursue inter-disciplinary research on social policies. The Center belives that it is important to examine social reality from diverse perspectives so that the outcomes of such exercises are accessible across academic specialties and to the members of the general public.

C-PACT’s research on social policy aims to meet the highest academic standards such that they contribute to scholarship as well as to actual policy formulations on the ground. By converting research into viable solutions C-PACT aims to address the pressing problems of the day without being partisan or biased towards any political or academic persuasion. In the ultimate analysis, scholars and fellows of C-PACT hope to advance citizenship in practice through their research activities.

To know more about the Center and its activities, please contact:

Dr. Ajay Dandekar - ajay.dandekar@snu.edu.in

Head, Center for Public Affairs and Critical Theory (C-PACT)

Review of Green Signals: ecology, growth and democracy in India

“I have to be honest and admit that twenty years ago, I was something of a zealot about putting GDP growth uncompromisingly ahead of everything else. I believed that the answers to India’s problems lay in increasing GDP growth…. I still believe growth is absolutely essential but it is equally important to sustain growth, ensure that the benefits of growth accrue tangibly to all, and to pursue that rapid growth in a manner that is more mindful of its environmental impacts and consequences”. (Ramesh, 2015, pg 31)

Effects of Bridge Construction and Wastewater Effluent on Phytoplankton Abundance and Sediment Geochemistry in an Atlantic Temperate Coastal Bay Since 1930

Journal Article

Moumita Karmakar & Peter R. Leavitt & Alain Patoine*, Effects of Bridge Construction and Wastewater Effluent on Phytoplankton Abundance and Sediment Geochemistry in an Atlantic Temperate Coastal Bay Since 1930. Estuaries and Coasts, Estuaries and Coasts, 2019, 42:365–377.

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