The Jindal Journal of Public Policy (JJPP) is the flagship academic publication of the Jindal School of Government and Public Policy (JSGP). JJPP is one of the crucial arms of JSGP aspiring to publish and disseminate rigorous theoretical, applied and empirical research that augments our existing understanding of public policies and their impact. It welcomes original and unpublished essays from all social science disciplines and all shades of intellectual persuasions. All essays published in the Journal are subjected to rigorous peer review, based on initial editors’ screening and double-blind referring by independent experts.
The essays in this issue of the Jindal Journal of Public Policy published by the Jindal School of Government and Public Policy cover a wide range of empirical and theoretical public policy concerns in countries with different political regimes. Drawing on research from Asian and Latin American contexts, these essays engage with the themes of federalism in China, the role of international institutions in alleviating poverty, local government taxation reforms, and the position of women in conflict afflicted zone. The essays published in this issue are selected from papers presented at an international conference on “Federalisms and Localisms” and the public lectures organized by the Jindal School of Government and Public Policy.