Mathew Idiculla

Research Associate

Mathew Idiculla is a Research Consultant at CLPR where he focuses on urban law and policy work. He graduated with a B.A., LL.B. from School of Law, Christ University and worked at the School of Policy and Governance at Azim Premji University from 2012 to 2016. He has also been a researcher in the project “Global Suburbanism” housed at York University, Toronto.

Mathew’s research interests are in the intersection of law, politics and policy, particularly in the following areas: Constitutional and Political History of India; Comparative Constitutional Design; Theories of State and Governance; Federalism and Decentralisation in India; Urban Governance and Policy; Local Government Law and Critical Urban Studies.

Mathew has widely researched and engaged with Bangalore’s urban governance issues for many years and helped in framing the proposed legal and governance architecture of the city government under the 2015 Report of the Expert Committee on BBMP Restructuring. Along with academic and policy research, he organises a discussion forum on urban issues and writes regularly on various public concerns in newspapers, magazines and online publications.

Publications

Blog

Maharashtra has boldly expanded NOTA, with Haryana following suit. Will it pass legal scrutiny?

November 26, 2018

The State Election Commissions of Maharashtra and Haryana recently ruled that if the NOTA option receives the…

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Castles in the air

October 16, 2018

Last week, Paul Romer (along with William Nordhaus) was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics for his work on “endogenous growth theory”. Interestingly, Romer has also been championing the creation of Charter Cities – new cities with distinct laws that seek to attract investment and economic growth. In this op-ed, Mathew Idiculla critically examine the motivations and the realities of such an idea in the Indian context.

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Don’t look to SC to do it

September 17, 2018

A 5-Judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court reserved its judgment in a PIL demanding the disqualification of legislators with pending criminal charges.  In today’s Deccan Herald, Mathew Idiculla examines whether the Court is the right institution to introduce such electoral reforms.

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Constitutional Local Government @ 25 | The Future of Urban Governance in India | Agenda

December 5, 2018

Constitutional Local Government @ 25 The Future of Urban Governance in India Centre for Law…

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Presentation at the IGSSS National Roundtable – “Looking Back at 25 years: A Review of the 74th Amendment”

November 13, 2018

(Mathew Idiculla gave a talk on 12th November 2018 at UTC on the 74th Amendment…

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