• Dr. Rajdeep Pakanati is a Professor and  Assistant Director Centre for Global Governance and Policy. Dr Rajdeep Pakanati holds a Bachelors's in Political Sciences from Kakatiya University (India), Masters's degree in Politics and International Relations and an M.Phil degree in International Law from Jawaharlal Nehru University (India). He has also earned a Masters's degree in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware. He completed his Doctorate degree in June, 2012 from the University of Delaware (United States). He has been an instructor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of Delaware and has taught comparative politics and the politics of developing nations.

    Prof. (Dr.) Rajdeep Pakanati’s research interests include International Relations, Comparative Politics, International Law and Global Governance. In particular, he has been engaged with issues of transparency and accountability and how they contribute to good governance. His dissertation project examines the process through which freedom of information legislation was adopted in India, the United Kingdom and South Africa in a comparative context. The research also focuses on how the international norms on transparency are filtered through the domestic setting and the impact they have on mechanisms of accountability. His present teaching includes courses on International Law, Research Methods, Accountability and Academic Writing.

education and training

  • Ph.D. in Political Science & International Relations, University of Delaware , Adoption of freedom of information laws in India , South Africa and the United Kingdom: A Comparative Study 2012
  • M.A. in Political Science & International Relations, University of Delaware 2008
  • M.Phil. in International Law, School of International Studies 2004 - 2005
  • M.A. in Politics & International Relations, School of International Studies 2001 - 2003
  • B.A. in Political Science & Public Administration, Kakatiya University 1998 - 2001

full name

  • Rajdeep Pakanati

primary email

  • rpakanati[@]jgu[dot]edu[dot]in