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Prof. Navdeep Mathur

Public Systems Group


Educational Qualifications

  • Ph.D. Public Policy and Administration, Rutgers University, Newark, USA
  • M. A. Global Political Economy, Dept. of Politics, University of Hull, UK 
  • B.A. (Honors) Economics, Delhi University, India

Academic Affiliation

  • Assistant Professor, Public Systems Group

Professional Affiliation

  • International Academic Network on Theory, Policy and Society & Interpretive Policy Analysis (Coordinating Member)
  • Critical Policy Analysis (Co-Editor)
  • Standing Group on Critical Perspectives in Policy Analysis, European Consortium of Political Research (Member)



Area of Research:

  • Public Policy
  • Research Methodology 
  • Democratic Governance

Current Research:

  • Globalization and Governance
  • Development Induced Displacement


  • Mathur, Navdeep. and Chris Skelcher. 2007. Evaluating Democratic Performance: Methodologies for Assessing the Relationship between Network Governance and Citizens Public Administration Review 67 (2), 228–237
  • Mathur Navdeep. 2007. ‘Urban Revitalization and Participatory Governance: Methodology for a Discursive Policy Analysis'. Policy and Society. 25, 2. 77-108
  • Mathur, Navdeep and Kuldeep Mathur. 2007. ‘Policy Analysis in India: Research Bases and Discursive Practices.', in Frank Fischer, GJ Miller and M Sidney (Eds) Handbook of Public Policy Analysis. Taylor and Francis. 
  • Smith, Mike, Navdeep Mathur and Chris Skelcher. 2006. ‘Corporate Governance in a Collaborative Environment'. Corporate Governance: An International Review. Vol. 14, No. 3, pp. 159-171.
  • Skelcher, Chris, Navdeep Mathur and Mike Smith. 2005. The Public Governance of Collaborative Spaces: Discourse, Design and Democracy. Public Administration, 83 (3): 573-596.
  • Mathur, Navdeep. 2004. ‘Public Service Case Review - Starting the New Job' in D Olshfski, K Callahan, E Schwella (Editors), Global Public Management - Cases and Comments, Thousand Oaks, California, Sage Publications 
  • Skelcher CK, Mathur, N and MM Smith. 2003. ‘Travels in Quangoland'. Public Finance, November 27th 2003
  • Mathur, Navdeep. 2002. ‘Revitalization: Newark's Tale of Two Cities (Decline or Renaissance)', New Jersey Reporter, Public Policy Center of New Jersey, USA. 

The Third International Symposium on Development and Governance in the BRICS


Governance and Policy Capacity in the BRICS and Latin America: New Development Models?

The Third International Symposium on Development and Governance in the BRICS

Date: 04-06 December 2018

Host and Venue: Fundação Getulio Vargas, São Paulo School of Management (FGV/EAESP), São Paulo.

Deadline for submission of abstract: 30 September 2018



It is now broadly accepted that some governments are more capable than others at making the right policy choices and implementing them effectively. But what specific capabilities and conditions are required to make and implement the right choices? There is scant writing on this vital question, beyond arguments about the importance of institutions. It is time for the social sciences to advance the debate by analyzing and identifying the skills, resources, and institutional arrangements necessary for effective policies and governance.

The issue of effective policy and governance is particularly relevant to the large dynamic economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – the BRICS – which have become major players on the international stage in recent decades. They are now major sources of not only investment, foreign aid and technology, but also ideas on development and governance. The different pace and trajectories of their development offer rich materials for exploring key issues in development. Further insights can be gained by comparing their experiences to those of other countries in Latin America and Asia.

Following the first and second "International Symposium on Development and Governance in the BRICS" held in Shanghai, this Third Symposium aims to explore the varied dimensions of development models in the BRICS and Latin America. Its objective is to develop a comprehensive framework for building policy and governance capacities of governments to achieve development goals. The Symposium is a part of a broader intellectual project to advance Non-Western ideas of development based on the development path of the BRICS and other emerging economies.

The Symposium will be a multi-disciplinary gathering of researchers from a variety of disciplines. Researchers from the global south, particularly Latin America, will feature prominently. It will be forum for not only for presenting research papers, but to build a community of scholars who share a commitment to crafting alternative models of development based on the BRICS' experiences.

Papers should demonstrate strong connections to literatures in Development Studies or/and Public Administration and Public Policy. The papers will be peer reviewed and considered for publication in a special issue of prominent international journal. The possibility of an edited book based on the symposium will also be explored.



  • Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira, Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV/EAESP), Brazil
  • Yijia Jing, Fudan University, China
  • Alexandre    Gomide,    Institute    of    Applied Economic Research (IPEA), Brazil
  • Nelson Marconi, Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV/EAESP), Brazil
  • Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira, Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV/EAESP and FGV/EBAPE), Brazil
  • M Ramesh, LKY School, National University of Singapore



  • Alexey Barabashev, Higher School of Economics, Russia
  • Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira, Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV/EAESP), Brazil
  • Alexandre Gomide, Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA)
  • Yijia Jing, Fudan University, China
  • Nelson     Marconi,     Fundação     Getulio     Vargas (FGV/EAESP), Brazil
  • Navdeep Mathur, Indian Institute of Management Jose  A.  Puppim  de  Oliveira,  Fundação  Getulio
  • Vargas (FGV/EAESP and FGV/EBAPE), Brazil M  Ramesh,  LKY  School,  National  University of Singapore
  • Christopher Tapscott, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
  • Lisa Thompson, University of the Western Cape, South Africa



*Submission of abstracts for the symposium: Sept 30, 2018

*Feedback on the abstract: Oct 15, 2018

*Submission of first drafts of the papers: November 20, 2018

*Symposium in São Paulo : 04-06 Dec, 2018

*Submission of the final version of the chapter/paper: Feb 27, 2019



Please email your abstract [in MS-Word] to: Abstracts (~500 words) should include the main points to be covered in the paper. Please include your last name in the file name and include the following in the subject of your email "Abstract for the BRICS symposium 2018".



The organizers will offer three-night hotel on 04, 05, 06 Dec/18 and provide conference meals for a limited number of selected papers (one author per paper). A limited number of grants to cover the travel expenses of of authors from institutions in low- and middle-income countries are available on a competitive basis.



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