Chinnaya Suri Kondaveeti
Distinguished Professor,Associate Dean,Director, Political Science, GSHS , VSP
Professor Suri is a Distinguished Professor of Political Science in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at GITAM University, Visakhapatnam. Prior to this, he was a professor of Political Science at Nagarjuna University, Guntur (1985-2006) and at University of Hyderabad (2007-2022). He obtained his Master’s degree in political science from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. He holds a doctoral degree in social sciences from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
He has published many book chapters and papers in national and international journals on different themes pertaining to public policies in India, agrarian issues and movements, economic reform policies, India’s party system, elections and voting behaviour, and Indian democracy. His books include Political Parties in South Asia: The Challenge of Change, International IDEA, Stockholm, 2007; Indian Democracy, ICSSR Research Surveys and Explorations: Political Science: Volume 2, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2013; Electoral Politics in Indian States (Co-Editor), Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2009, Party Competition in Indian States: Electoral Politics in Post- Congress Polity (Co-Editor), Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2014, The Angry Voter: 1994 Assembly Elections in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, Madras: Shanti Publishers, 1995, and Peasant Movement in Andhra. Vijayawada: AP Kisan Sabha, 1986 (in Telugu).
As a member of the Lokniti team at the CSDS, Delhi, he was associated for about two decades with several nation-wide social surveys and empirical studies, such as the National Election Studies, World Values Survey, Political Parties in South Asia, and State of Democracy in South Asia.
During the years 2001-02, he was the Editor of the Indian Journal of Political Science, the quarterly journal of the Indian Political Science Association. He was the Managing Editor (2013-20) of Studies in Indian Politics, a bi-annual Political Science journal published by the Sage.
He was a visiting researcher at International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), Stockholm, a visiting scholar at Department of Government at Uppsala University, Sweden, and at University of Oslo, Norway, and was an Endeavour visiting fellow at the School of International and Political Studies, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. He was a Baden-Württemberg Fellow and DAAD Professor at South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University, Germany.