M. P. SINGH (PhD) was formerly, Professor in the Department of Political Science, University of Delhi. Earlier, he served as Head, Department of Political Science, and Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences of the University. He is currently an honorary Senior Fellow and Director of Research at the Centre for Multilevel Federalism, Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi. Professor Singh has authored many books on the political scenario of India, Pakistan, and South Asia and published several research papers in journals of international repute. He has been a holder of Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute‘s Faculty Research and Faculty Enrichment Fellowships more than once. He was also Country Coordinator for India for the Global Dialogue Series of the Forum of Federations, Ottawa, on the theme of Intergovernmental Relations. His areas of specialization include Indian and Canadian Politics, Comparative and South Asian Politics, and the Philosophy of Science and Research Methods.
REKHA SAXENA (PhD), is an Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi. She has more than 15 years of teaching experience. She is also an honorary Vice Chairman and Fellow at the Centre for Multilevel Federalism, Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi. She is a recipient of Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute’s Doctoral (1999–2000), Faculty Research (2003) and Faculty Enrichment (2011) Fellowships. She was twice appointed as a country co-coordinator for India on Global Dialogue Programs of the Forum of Federations, Canada. She was also nominated as a Member of a Task-Force of the Second Commission on Centre-State Relations set up by the Government of India. Dr. Saxena has authored many books and published a number of research papers in national and international publications. Her areas of specialization are federal political institutions, party system and elections in a comparative perspective.