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Rumela's Research

 
rumela's research

My current research, at the intersection of political science, economics, sociology and South Asian studies, addresses issues of political violence, social movements, grassroots peace-building, development and post-conflict reconstruction. I use mixed methods ranging from archival analysis and fine-grained, ethnographic fieldwork to surveys and large n statistical analysis. My dissertation, titled Bullets to Ballots: Maoists and the Lure of Democracy in India, examines how armed rebels retire and return to the same democratic state that they had once sought to overthrow. 

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