Prof. R. K. Satapathy

Political Science Department

Designation: Professor

Qualifications:

M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.

Areas of Interest/ Specialisation:

International Politics, Contemporary Political Theory, Electoral Politics & Research Methodology

Experience:

Forty years of Teaching Experience

Ph.D./ M.Phil. Awarded/ Supervised:

  • Ph.D. Awarded – Five
  • Ph.D. Supervising – Four
  • M. Phil. Awarded – Six
  • M.Phil. Supervising – One     

Administrative responsibilities undertaken:

At present working as

  • Honorary Director of the Indian Council of Social Science Research –
  • North Eastern Regional Centre, Shillong.
  • Editing the Refereed Journal Man and Society
  • Coordinator, Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat Programme,
  • Coordinator, Special Lecture Programme, and a number of administrative responsibilities of the University

Academic Affiliation:

  • Appointed Academic Counsellor of IGNOU for eight years.

Academic affiliations:

  • Founded Mizoram Political Science Association,
  • Life Member, Indian Political Science Association,
  • Life Member, Indian Institute of Public Administration,
  • Life Member, Lokniti,
  • Life Member, Indian Association of Indo-American Study

Research Projects

  • UGC-sponsored Major Research Project entitled General Elections 2009 – A Behavioural Study of Political Attitudes and Opinion in Meghalaya.
  • Departmental Research Project entitled Democratic Governance, Extremism and Youth Movements in North-East India under UPE II.
  • Project entitled Extremist Politics in North-East India under  UPE.
  • Project entitled Comparative Study of the Elections in Meghalaya and Mizoram under the Department Special Assistance Programme.
  • Coordinated State of Democracy in South Asia in collaboration with Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi.
  • Coordinated seven National Election Studies organised by the Lokniti. 

 

Publications

BOOKS

  1. United States and Central America, New Delhi: Mittal Publications, 2012.
  2. Globalisation and Traditional Systems in North East India, (edited), New Delhi: Lakshi Publications, 2014.

ARTICLES

  1. Diversity in Voting Patternin Northeast India in How India Votes: A State by State Look, Eds. Ashutosh Kumar and Yatindra Singh Sisodia, Delhi: Orient BlackSwan 2019.
  2. Civil Society and State: Public Domain Interface in Civil Society, Voluntary Sector & Social Transformation in India, Ed. Biswambhar Panda, Guwahati: EBH Publishers, 2014.
  3. Inner line Permit and Beyond: A Perception in Vision for Meghalaya: On and Beyond the Inner Line Permit, Eds. H. Srikanth, C. Joshua Thomas and Recordius Enmi Kharbani, Shillong: ICSSR-NERC, 2014.
  4. Meghalaya’s Fluid Party Alignments in Party Competition in Indian States, Eds. Suhas Palsikar, K.C. Suri & Yogendra Yadav, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2014.
  5. Meghalaya: Verdict on Expected Lines, in Economic & Political Weekly Vol. XLIV No. 39, September26 – October 2, 2009.
  6. Mizoram: Renewed Mandate for the State Government in Electoral Politics in Indian States: Lok Sabha Elections in 2004 and Beyond, Eds. Sandeep Shastri, K.C. Suri & Yogendra Yadav, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2009.
  7. Contextualising Development in the State – Civil Society Paradigm of Mizoram in Peace and Development in Mizoram: Role of the State and Civil Society, Ed. J.K.Patnaik, Aizawl: Department of Political Science, Mizoram University, 2008.
  8. Constructing a Model for the Peace Process in Mizoram in Genesis of Conflict and Peace: Understanding North East India Use and Abuse, Eds. Anuradha Dutta and Ratna Bhuyan, New Delhi: Akansha Publications, 2007.
  9. MNF Movement and Peace Process in Mizoram: An Alternative Model of Conflict Resolution for Insurgency Movements in Northeast India in National Security Issues: Northeast India Perspectives, ed. Abu Nasar Saied Ahmed, New Delhi: Akansha Publications, 2007.
  10. Seventy-Fourth Constitutional Amendment: A Need for Municipal Government in Mizoram in Urban Local Self-Government in North-East India, Ed. R.N.Prasad, New Delhi: Mittal Publications, 2006.
  11. Positive Vote for the State Government in Mizoram in Economic & Political Weekly Vol. XXXIX No. 51, Dec. 18-24, 2004.
  12. Mediating Peace: The Role of Insider-Partials in Conflict Resolution in Mizoram in Faultlines Vol.15, Feb. 2004.(Publication of the Institute for Conflict Management, New Delhi).
  13. Priorities and Problems in Political Science in Research Priorities in North-East India with Special Reference to Mizoram ed. L.S.Gassah, New Delhi: Regency Publication, 2001.
  14. Village Council in Mizoram and Panchayati Raj System: A Comparative Study in Administrative Review, 1995 (Annual Issue).
  15. Local Self Government in Mizoram: Some Observations, in Landmarks: A Study of Public Administration in Mizorameds. R.N.Prasad & A.K.Agarwal, Aizawl:  IIPA, Aizawl Regional Branch, 1995.
  • There are a number of E-Journal Publications which are not mentioned here.

 

Papers presented in Conferences/Seminars:

(Only a few mentioned here)

  •  Presented a Paper on Relocating the State in the Globalised World in IPSA Annual Conference in 2006.
  • Presented a paper on Renewed Mandate for the State Government in Mizoram in IIAS (Simla) sponsored seminar in Delhi in 2007.
  • Presented a paper on Contextualising Development in the State – Civil Society Paradigm of Mizoram in the national seminar organized by the Department of Political Science, Mizoram University in 2007.
  • Presented a paper on Sovereignty, Nation State and Globalisation: An Indian Context in the Indian Social Science Congress, held at Delhi in 2008.
  • Presented a paper entitled Extremist Politics in North-East India in the UPE National Seminar organized by the Department of Political Science NEHU, Shillong on 25-26 March, 2008.
  • Presented a paper entitled Civil Society and State: Public Domain Interface in National Seminar organized by the Sociology Department, NEHU held at Shillong on 18-19 November, 2009.
  • Presented a paper entitled Civil Society and Social Forces: The Context of North-East India in SAP National Seminar in the Department of Political Science, NEHU, Shillong on 11-12 March, 2010.
  • Presented a paper entitled Youth As Social Force: Communitarian Perspective to the Understanding of Young Mizo Association in SAP National Seminar in the Department of Political Science, NEHU, Shillong on March 20-21, 2012.
  • Chaired a session in the National Seminar on Border Hats in Meghalaya in March, 2012.
  • Chief Guest in Titlagarh College National Seminar in 2016 and Badamba College, Odisha National Seminar in 2016.
  • Chief Speaker in Neelamadhab College, Kantilo, Odisha in 2016.
  • Presented a Paper in the SAP International Seminar on India and its Neighbours: China Factor in its Policy Strategies in the Department of Political Science, NEHU, Shillong on March 26 and 27, 2018.
  • Presented a Report on the Survey of the 2018 Assembly Elections in Meghalaya in the Meeting of the Lokniti network on 16-18 April, 2018.
  • Organised a National Seminar on Electoral Politics in North-East India: An Analysis of the Last Assembly Elections in the ICSSR-NERC on 21st April, 2018.
  • Organised First Annual Social Science Congress of ICSSR-NERC at Tezpur University in March 2019.
  • Presented a paper on India’s Foreign Policy in the Twenty First Century- China factor  at the SAP National Seminar, Department of Political Science, March 2018.

Delivered Keynote/ Valedictory Address:

  • Delivered keynote address at the Seminar on Globalisation and Traditional Political System in North-East India held at Nongstoin, Meghalaya in 2007.
  • Delivered a keynote address in the national seminar on Global Climate Change : Sea Level Rise in Bangladesh and Security Implication on India in MS College, Baramba, Odisha on March 4-5, 2012.
  • Delivered keynote address in the National Seminar on Border and Connectivity: North East India and South East Asia organized by the Department of Political Science, Mizoram University on 23rd and 24th March, 2018.
  • Delivered Keynote Address in the national Conference on Engaging Asia: India’s Foreign Policy in the 21st Century held on 20th and 21st September 2019 at ORF, Kolkata
  • Delivered Keynote Address in the National Seminar on Resurgence of Nationalism: Citizenship, Identity and Belonging on 17th October 2019 at Government Aizawl College, Aizawl