India's 1999 Elections and 20th Century Politics

India's 1999 Elections and 20th Century Politics

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

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The parliamentary elections of 1999-India's last elections in the 20th century-serve as a useful prism through which to examine the changing nature of Indian politics, both at the state and national levels, since independence in 1947. Bringing together reputed scholars from around the world, this volume describes and explains many facets of India's current political landscape-in particular, the recent emergence of a complex multi-party system at the national level. Each chapter is rich in both empirical analysis and election data culled from primary sources.

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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. 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).


Introduction - Paul Wallace The New National Party System and State Politics How Contention Promotes Multicultural Resilience - Jyotirendra Dasgupta India's Formative Decades Beyond Ethnicity and Populism? Changes and Continuities in Tamil Nadu's Electoral Map - Narendra Subramanian Political Self-Destruction in Karnataka, 1999 - Harold A Gould Party Competition and Strategies of Mobilization - Karli Srinivasulu An Analysis of Social Coalitions in Andhra Pradesh The Continuous Election Campaign in Goa - Arthur G Rubinoff Elections 1999 - Aureliano Fernandes A 'Yes Vote' for Defectors in Goa? Maharashtra - Suhas Palshikar and Nitin Birmal Fragmented Marathas Retain Power The Politics of Resentment - Sikata Banerjee The Role of the BJP/Shiv Sena in Elections in Maharashtra Regime Changes in West Bengal and the 1999 Parliamentary Elections - Amiya K Chaudhary Assam - Sandhya Goswami A Profile of Uttar Pradesh - V K Rai Stability in Instability Bi-Polar Competition and the 13th Lok Sabha Elections in Bihar - A K Ojha and M R Kazmi Bihar Elections 1999-2000, Business as Usual - Binoy Shankar Prasad Caste, Violence, Moribund Parties and Leadership Social Cleavages and Political Alignments in Haryana - Ranbir Singh Electoral Politics in Punjab - Pramod Kumar From Autonomy to Secession Differing Responses to the Parliamentary and Assembly Elections in Kashmir's Regions, and State-Societal Relations - Reeta Chowdhari-Tremblay Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/05/2003
  • ISBN13: 9780761995982
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 444
  • ID: 9780761995982
  • weight: 794
  • ISBN10: 0761995986

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