Indian Politics and the 1998 Election: Regionalism, Hindutva and State Politics

Indian Politics and the 1998 Election: Regionalism, Hindutva and State Politics

By: Ramashray Roy (editor), Paul Wallace (editor)Hardback

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This is the first book to critically analyze the 12th General Elections held in India in 1998 in terms of changes in the party system and the bases of social support.

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Ramashray Roy is an eminent political philosopher and prolific writer whose work has opened up new vistas in the study of development and democracy in India. He has served as a Senior Fellow as well as the Director of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (Delhi), Director of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (New Delhi), Fellow of the Indian Council of Historical Research (New Delhi), National Fellow and a Fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study (Shimla). He is currently a Visiting Fellow at the G.B. Pant Social Science Institute, Allahabad. Professor Roy has published dozens of books including India's 2004 Elections: Grass-roots and National Perspectives (2007), India's 1999 Elections and 20th Century Politics (2003) and Dialogues on Development: The Individual, Society and State and Political Order (1986). Paul Wallace (PhD, University of California, Berkeley) is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Missouri, Columbia. He has been a consultant on South Asia to a member of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the US Attorney General's Office, defense lawyers, and other agencies in North America and has received five Smithsonian-funded awards for national election studies in India. In September 2003, Professor Wallace served as the expert witness on Sikh violence at the Air India trial in Vancouver, Canada. His research in India includes a Senior Fulbright Research Award in 1972, and funding from the Ford Foundation, 1988-89, the American Institute of Indian Studies (1980-81), and various government and non-government groups in India. Professor Wallace is the author or editor of eight books and 40+ book chapters and articles. His last co-edited book is India's 2009 Elections: Coalition Politics, Party Competition and Congress Continuity" published by SAGE Publications in 2011.


Preface: Back to the Future! Introduction: India's 1998 Elections - Hindutva, the Tail Wags the Elephant, and Pokhran - Paul Wallace Party Competition and Fragmentation in Indian National Elections: - Pradeep Chhibber and Irfan Nooruddin Post-Congress Politics in Uttar Pradesh: The Ethnification of the Party System and its Consequences - Kanchan Chandra The 1998 General Elections: The Janus-faced Policies of the BJP and Religious Mobilization at the District Level in Uttar Pradesh - Virginia Van Dyke Split the Votes and Win the Election: An Analysis of the 12th Lok Sabha Election in Bihar - Binoy Shanker Prasad The 12th Lok Sabha Elections in Maharashtra: The Congress Alliance Defeats the BJP/Shiv Sena - Sikata Banerjee The 12th General Election in Karnataka: The BJP Achieves its Southern Beachhead - Harold A Gould Regime Change and Shifting Social Bases: The Telugu Desam Party in the 12th General Elections - Karli Srinivasulu Orissa: The Fall of the Congress Fortress - Ramashray Roy Conflicting Ambitions in Goa's Parliamentary Elections - Arthur G. Rubinoff Punjab: Changing Political Agenda - Pramod Kumar Elections in Kashmir: A Question of Pragmatism - Reeta Chowdhari-Tremblay The BJP and Indian Democracy: Elections, Bombs, and Beyond - Pramod K Kantha Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/10/1999
  • ISBN13: 9780761993889
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 376
  • ID: 9780761993889
  • weight: 544
  • ISBN10: 0761993886

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