Name : Dr. Sabu Thomas
Designation : Assistant Professor
Department : POLITICAL SCIENCE
Email : sabu6655@gmail.com


Qualification M.A, Ph.D, Post Doctoral, NET
Present Position Assistant Professor
Work Experience 13
Total Experience in Current Service
Years (PG)
5
Years (UG) 8
Research/ Projects
  1. Digital Democracy and the Digital Divide-Major
    Research Project-Indian Council for Social Science Research, NewDelhi-2018-20
  2. Public Service delivery and E-governance in Kerala, Cluster of
    Colleges, Calicut 2014                                           
Books/ Publications
  1. (2020) Friends  Allies and Politics: Some Musings on India Latin America relations. In S. Singh Indias Foreign Policy Modi 2.0 Challenges and Opportunities (pp. 282-290)  New delhi  Penagon.

  2. (2020). India-ASEAN Relations in the Era of Act East Policy: Issues and Concerns  In S. Singh Look East to act East (pp. 218-227). New Delhi: Penagon Press

  3. (2019)Changing Politics in Kerala and the Lokh Sabha Verdict 2019  Politico  11 (1) 95-104.

  4. (2019). Vanishing Identities and the Politics of Majoritarianism: An Outsiders Reading on Coorg Tribes in the Coorg District of Karnataka. In S. Singh, & R. Ramesh, Tribes of Coorg: The Changing Narratives (pp. 110-116). Delhi: Gaurav Book.

  5. (2019) Digital Indiai Shaping the future of A nation through DigitalTechnologies Mirror 9(1) 71-78
  6. (2018). Democratic Deficits and Digital Compensation: The Digital Promises revisited. In T. Joseph, & S. K. Joseph, Deliberative Democracy: Understanding the Indian Experience (pp. 147-165). Routledge, London
  7. (2018). Connecting the Disconnected: An Appraisal of New Social Media Interventions in Human Rights Scenario. In K S Pavithran, Human Rights in India: Discourses and Contestations (pp. 123-141). New Delhi: Gyan Publishing House.
  8. (2018), Good Governance and Grass Root Democracy, Some musings on the Panchayathiraj system in the state of Kerala." Politico, 9(1), ISSN 2322-0686
  9.   (2017). Democratic Crises and the Political Solution: A Re-reading of the Social Democracy of Ambedkar. Journal of Parliamentary Studies 9 (2): 33-44.  
  10. (2017) Friendship Beyond Remittances: A Positivist vision of India-Saudi Arabia Relationship, The Diplomatist,5(1),25-2
  11. (2017), Politics of Peripheries and the Church: Pope Francis’ vision in the light of Vatican-II. In Pulickan Paul (Ed), The Living Legacy of Vatican II, (pp 265-280), Bengalure, ATC Publishers
  12.   (2017). Techno Mates :Understanding ICT as a Tool for Accelerating Act East Policy. Politico 57-68.
  13. (2016) Public Religion and the state: Political Twins or Potential enemies, University College Journal of Politics and Society, 11(1&2),8-17
  14. (2016) Redesigning Priorities and Affirming Presence, A Pessimistic Perspective on Indo-Latin American Relations. In N. N. Jha, & S. Singh,(Ed)  Modi Foreign Policy: Challenges and Opportunities (pp. 215-222). New Delhi: Pentagon Press.
  15.   (2015). Faith Beyond Faitful: A Quizzical note on Politics of Fundamentalism. Eastern Journal of Culture and Dialogue , 8 (1), 75-87.   
  16. (2014). E-Governance in Local Governments: Aiming Towards Good Governance. KILA Journal of Local Governance , 1 (1), 61-70., ISSN 2319-930X
  17. (2014)  From Rhetoric to Reality: Examining the potentials of Indo-Japanese Partnership in emerging Asia In G Jayachandra Reddy (Ed), India Japan Relations:Culture, Religion and Regional Integration, UGC Centre for Southeast Asian and Pacific studies, SV University, Tirupathy, ,pp 278-288, 2014, ISBN 978-81-926904-5-4
  18.  (2014). Democracy On line: An enquiry into the Role of Information and Communication Technology in Local Governance. In A. T. William, Thoughts and Practices of Social Transformation (pp. 108-114). Authors Press: New Delhi, ISBN 978-81-7273-798-6
  19. (2014). Public Power and Technology: Evaluating the Role of Information and Communication Technology In Arab Springs. Majalla Kairala , 3 (1), 148-154., ISSN 2277-2839
  20.  (2013).Democracy and religion: From Dialogue to Practice, Eastern Journal of Dialogue and Culture,6 (2), pp.32-42, ISSN 0974-7567
  21. (2013). Sarvodaya and E-governance: Connecting Gandhi to the Present. In M. Veera, Empowerment of Youth in the Gandhian Path (pp. 163-177). Calicut: Lipi Publications. ISBN 81-8801-640-3
  22. (2012).  Cyber Protests and Electronic Disobedience: examining Non-violence in Times of Cyber Politics. Gandhi Marg , 34 (2&3), 293-306 
  23.  (2012). Spinning in the Net-Re-reading Sarvodaya in Digital Era. -New Man& Society , 2 (2), 43-50.
  24. (2012). Democracy 2.0: Assessing the Role of New Social Media in Democracy. Science and Society , 10 (1), 89-96, ISSN 0973-0206
  25. (2012). Discredited Credits: Examining the Politics of Financial Exclusion in India, In K Gangadharan(Ed), Financial Inclusion and Inclusive Growth: Scope and Dimension, pp 147-163,Reference Press, New Delhi, ISBN 978-81-8405-077-6.
  26.  (2012).Impact of E-Learning Tools in Higher Education, In Ramaiah, CK, Sevukan,R, Moorthy AL et.al(Ed),, Electronic Publication, Pondicherry University.
  27. (2011). Good Governance and Digital Inclusion: Examining the Challenges to E-Governance in India. South Asia Politics , 10 (4), 45-47. (2017)
  28. (2011). Women Rights and the Digital Society. In R. Sellappan, & S. Saravanakumar, Importance of Human Rights and Women Empowerment (p. 75). Erode: Gobi College.
  29. (2011).Right is Right: Multi-culturalism and Minority Politics in Indian Democracy in Riju Saimon (Ed) , Golden Rights P 45-54, Publications Committee, Department of Politics, Government College, Kottayam ISBN 9788192 300009 
  30. (2011).The Politics Of Health Security: Challenges Of Neo-Liberal State: An Indian Perspective in K.Gangadharan (Ed).  Health And Development: The Millennium Perspectives, Rawat Publications, New Delhi,2011, pp317-326 (ISBN 978-81-316-405-2),.
  31. (2011). The Digital Way Out-An Estimation of Anticorruption Potentials of E Governance. In R. Sellappan, & S. Saravankumar, Combating Corruption in India (pp. 338-341). Erode: Gobi College.

 

Papers Presented in Conferences/ Seminars

PAPERS PRESENTED ABROAD

  1. The Digital Warriors and Democratic Utopias A Critical Appraisal of Democratic Dividends of Digitalisation World Congress of Political Science International Political Science Association  Brisabane, Australia 21-25, July 2018

GUEST SPEAKER

  1. Public Health in a Privatized World Problems and Prospects of The Indian Paradigm International Workshop on Social Policy and Social Protection In Asia 2015 Workshop July Hong-Kong Institute of Education Hong Kong July 27 2015

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES -INDIA

  1. Financial Inclusion and Digital Economy  An Appraisal of The Post Demonetisation Scenario in India International Seminar on Financial inclusion Inclusive Growth and Social Development Performance and Challenges Department of Economics Kannur University 6-8 February 2019
  2. Deepening Democracy Will the Digital State Be The Answer or The Problem?  International Conference on Aspiring India  Indian Political Science Association Chaudary Charan Singh University Meerut December 29&30, 2018.
  3. Dharma and Governance A Debate on Politics of Dharma in Post Secularism Global Spiritual Conclave, 22-27 August 2017 Santhigiri Research Foundation Trivandrum in Association with ICPR ICCR ICHR and Sanchi University
  4. The Golden Indicators Missing or Misusing- An evaluation of Women Representation in Politics International Conference on Decentralization poverty and Marginalization Kerala Institute of Local Administration Thrissur 19-22 November 2016
  5. The Educational Industry and the Politics of Education International Seminar on Rising India Higher Education and the World Order in the 21st Century, Association of Political Scientists Kerala St. Johns College Anchal Trivandrum,10&11 March 2016.
  6. Good Governance and Decentralization Understanding Suraj in Times of Neoliberalism International Conference On Gandhi Gram Swaraj and Democratic Decentralization  KILAThrissur 27-29 November 2014.
  7. Evangelii Gaudium and the Politics of new solidarity  Revitalizing Vatican 11 International Theological Conference on Vatican Council 11 Christian Chair University of Calicut Feb 28-March02,2014  Plenary Session
  8. Indo-US Relations in Times of Multilateralism International Seminar on  India and International Organizations Towards Multilateralism Central University Kerala Kasargod March 20-22 2013
  9. Networked Revolution  and Arab Springs: Examining Politics Beyond Rhetoric UGC International Conference on Society Culture and Politics in West Asia: Post-Arab Spring Dynamics University of Kerala  24 & 25 October 2013
  10. Performative Gender and Technology Rearticulating the Digital Argument for Women Empowerment International Conference on Social Exclusion and Inclusion of Women, Alagappa University  August 20-21, 2013.
  11. Local Governance 2.0 A Re-Reading On E-Governance In Local Governance International Conference on Democratic Decentralization and peoples participation RC10, International Sociological Association & KILA Thrissur  20-23 December 2012
  12. Partners for Future Evaluating the Potentials of Indo-Japanese Partnership in Emerging Asia  International Conference on India-Japan Relations Transforming into Potential Partnership  SV University Tirupathy December 7-9 2012
  13. Forgotten Posterity A Critique of Globalization Impacts on Education International Education Meet on Education for Global Excellence Council of Teacher Education Kerala & UGC  Trivandrum  5-7 January 2012
  14. Democracy On Line  An Enquiry Into The Role Of ICT In Local Governance International Conference On Development Discourse Arul Ananthar College, Madurai 15-17  March 2011
  15. Discredited Credit-Examining The Politics Of Financial Exclusion In India International Conference On Innovation And Inclusion In Banking Issues Strategies and Options School of Development  Studies, Kannur University Kerala 3-4, February 2011
  16. Caesar, Where Shall I Stand? An Enquiry Into The Role of  Religion in  Public Sphere International Theological Conference On Religions, Dialogue And Society Theological Reflections In a Pluralistic World Chair For Christian Studies Calicut University 3-5 December 2010
  17. Hosts Becoming Dishes Examining the Impact of Terrorism On Regional Stability In South Asia International Conference On South Asia In 2020 Towards Greater Unity And Interdependence MISRAC Pondicherry University 22-24 November 2010
  18. The Politics of Health Security - Challenges of Neo Liberal State An Indian Perspective International Conference on Health And Development Issues Strategies and Options School of  Development  Studies Kannur University Kerala 22-23,October 2008
Papers Presented in National Level Conferences
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PhD / M Phil/ Projects Guided  PhD-4 Ongoing
Awards/ Honours
Post Doctoral Research Award, Government of Kerala
Foreign Travel Grant UGC , Government of India 2018
Foreign Travel Grant UGC , Government of India 2015
Positions Held
Profesional Body membership
  1. Executive Council Member Indian Political Science Association
  2. Member International Political Science Association Montreal Canada
  3. Member Association for Political Theory San Diego USA
  4. Member Indian Criminology Association
  • Academic Body memberships
  1. Member Board of Studies Kannur University 2019
  2. Member Board of Studies Kannur University 2015
  3. Chairman Board of Examiners UG 2020
  4. Chairman Board of Examiners UG 2019
  5. Chairman Board of Examiners PG 2019
  6. Chairman Board of Examiners UG 2018
  7. Chairman Board of Examiners PG 2018

Invited lectures


  1. Gandhiji for Posterity: A Positivist Approach Special Lecture at University of Madras March 06 2020
  2. Politics of Media Social media Invited lecture at Higher Secondary School Teacher Transformation programme State Council for Educational Research and Training Government of Kerala at St Johns College Anchal Jan 31 2020
  3. Nation Nationalism and Citizenship Invited Lecture at PKM College of Education Madambam Kannur Jan 2020
  4. Politics of Technology Social media and Cyber Politics Invited lecture at Higher Secondary School Teacher Transformation programme State Council for Educational Research and Training Government of Kerala at Government College  Chalakkudy November 2019
  5. Spinning on the net an examination of hind swaraj in times of globalization Invited lecture at Refresher course for college teachers UGC  Academic staff college Calicut University February 2019
  6. Democracy in India Challenges and Opportunities  St George Higher Secondary School Irikkur  Kannur November 2018
  7. Technology Society and Politics Invited talk at Payyannur College  Payyannur March 2017
  8. The Future of Indian Constitution Invited Lecture at Koodali Higher Secondary School Kannnr November 2017
  9. Deliberative Democracy and the Alternative in India Invited talk at St Michaels School Kannur Feb 2014
  10. Democracy The Day After Tomorrow Invited Talk at St Josephs HSS Vayattuparamba Kannur Jan 2013
  11. An Introduction to E Governance  Invited lecture at EKNM Government College Elerithattu June 2012
  12. Government 2.0  Invited talk at Department of Politics  KMM Government Women s College  Kannur March 2011

Translation and review

  1. Subject Expert Translation of Higher Secondary Text book in Political Science State  Council for Educational Research and Training Government of Kerala 2019
  2. Subject expert Malayalam translation of Grammar of Politics National Translation Mission Central Institute of Indian languages Mysore August 2018
  3. Script Reviewer National Translation Mission Central Institute of Indian languages Mysore July 2017
  4. Subject expert Political science Glossary National Translation Mission Central Institute of Indian languages Mysore July 2015

    Seminar Co ordinator

  1. Co Ordinator National Seminar on One Belt One Road Initiative and Its impacts in Indian Foreign Policy In Collaboration with MAKAIAS Calcutta Feb 2020
  2. Coordinator National seminar on Democracy and Dissent The Indian Context  Directorate of Collegiate Education Government of Kerala  Jan 2020
  3. Coordinator  National seminar on Democracy Decentralization and Political Participation Institute of Parliamentary Affairs Government of Kerala February 2019
  4. Coordinator National seminar on Democracy Development and Environment Directorate of Collegiate Education Government of Kerala October 2018
  5. Coordinator National seminar on Politics of Peripheries Issues and Concerns Directorate of Collegiate Education Government of Kerala October 2017
  6. Coordinator National Workshop on Social Science Research Directorate of Collegiate Education Government of Kerala1November 2017
  7. Coordinator National seminar on Globalization and State in India Directorate of Collegiate Education Government of Kerala November 2012

Preparation of Study Material

  1. Authored study material on Indian Government and Politics for MA course in Political Science School of Distance Education Calicut University
  2. Authored Study material for Issues in Indian Politics for MA course in Political Science School of Distance Education Calicut University
  3. Authored study material on International Politics for BA course in Political Science School of Distance Education Calicut University
  4. Authored study material on New Social Movements for BA course in Political Science School of Distance Education Calicut University

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND RESTRUCTURING

  1. Participated in the two day workshop on Revision of Syllabi for  Graduate programme in Political Science Board of Studies in Political Science Kannur University May  2019
  2. Resource Person Workshop on Revision of the scheme and syllabi for Post  Graduate programme in Political Science Board of studies in Political Science MG University Kottayam January 2019
  3. Participated in the workshop on Revision of syllabi for Post Graduate programme in Political ScienceBoard of studies in Political Science Kannur University February 2014
  4. Participated in the Workshop for preparation of Question Bank under the Content Generation of the Scholar Support Proramme Directorate of Collegiate education January 2014
  5. Participated in the Workshop on Revision of the syllabi for Under Graduate programme in Political Science Board of studies in Political sScience Kannur University December 2013
  6. Participated in the Workshop for preparation of Question Bank under the Content Generation of the Scholar Support Proramme Directorate of Collegiate education October 2013
  7. Participated in the Workshop on Curriculum Development in Political science  Post Graduate Programme Board of Studies in Political Science Mahatma Gandhi University Kottayam February 2012
  8. Participated in the Orientation Programme on Course Designing Kerala State Higher Education Council Trvandrum September 2010
  9. Participated in the Three day workshop  on Course Designing Kerala State Higher Education Council Trivandrum May 2010
  10. Participated in the Workshop on restructuring of undergraduate courses in Political Science Board of studies in Political Science University of Calicut  February 162009
  11. Participated in the Workshop on Revision of the scheme and syllabi for Under Graduate programme in Political Science Board of studies in Political Science Kannur University March 2009
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Additional Responsibilities (2019-20)
Coordinator Scholar Support Programme 2019-20
Member IQAC Committee
Member Reserach Commitee
Member Teacher Assessment commitee
Member Minority Cell
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