Democracy and Social Capital in Segemented Socities

Project Leader Ashok Swain, Associate Professor

Project Period

July 1995 – December 2003

Collaborating Institutions

Department of Government, Uppsala University,
University of Witswatersrand, South Africa,
Jawaharlal Nehru University, India and
Utkal University, India

Project Description

Why are some democratic governments in segmented societies more successful than others? Why are some protest movements more successful in mobilising support than others? These are two basic questions investigated in this collaborative project with the help of comparative studies between India and South Africa.


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Main Financial Support

The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)