You have reached the website of Akshay Mangla. I am a PhD candidate in political science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. My research interests are in the comparative political economy of development, governance, social policy, and state-society relations, with a regional focus on South Asia. My research seeks to understand when and how public institutions work effectively on behalf of marginalized citizens, particularly under conditions of entrenched social inequality. My dissertation, which is based on more than two years of field research in India, analyzes the mechanisms by which the Indian state implements universal primary education policy.
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Department of Political Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Cambridge, MA 02139