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OUP India
27 September 2017
Party systems have important political, social and economic consequences in a polity. This book analyses the characteristics, evolution and determinants of party system in India. It argues that party system in India continues to be shaped by a complex interaction of sociological, institutional and contextual factors. The book reinforces the argument that a competitive party system remains key to the functioning of Indian democracy, and the parties remain the most important link between the state and its citizens.
By:   Rekha Diwakar (lecturer in politics lecturer in politics University of Sussex UK)
Imprint:   OUP India
Dimensions:   Height: 185mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 17mm
Weight:   178g
ISBN:   9780199479597
ISBN 10:   0199479593
Series:   Oxford India Short Introductions Series
Pages:   200
Publication Date:   27 September 2017
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
List of Abbreviations List of Tables and Figures Introduction 1: Parties and Party System in India 2: The Congress 'System' and its Decline 3: Hindu Nationalism and the Rise of Bharatiya Janata Party 4: Fragmentation of the Party System and Coalition Politics 5: Emerging Trends in the Indian Party System Conclusion References Index About the Author

Rekha Diwakar is a lecturer in politics at the University of Sussex, UK, since 2013. She is also a research associate at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK.

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