How do marginalised voters living in conditions of intense socioeconomic inequality, engage in electoral politics and improve their material conditions? Grounding her research in the context of Pakistan, IDS researcher, Shandana Khan Mohmand, probes into this question by using original data collected across different villages and households in rural Pakistan.
In this episode of Between the Lines, Professor Adam Auerbach, from the American University in Washington DC, specialising in local governance, urban politics, and the political economy of development, with a regional focus on South Asia and India, speaks with Shandana about her book: Crafty Oligarchs, Savvy Voters Crafty Oligarchs, Savvy Voters: Democracy Under Inequality in Rural Pakistan.
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Episode will be published on 6 January 2021
With thanks to:
- Kelly Shephard introduces the podcast.
- Adam Auerbach is the interviewer.
- Shandana Khan Mohmand is the author.
- Sarah King produces and edits the podcast series and created the artwork.
- Music credit: Crypt of Insomnia/One Day in Africa (instrumental version)/Getty Images