Why Ethnic Parties Succeed: Patronage and Ethnic Head Counts in India / Edition 1by Kanchan Chandra, Peter Lange
Pub. Date: 01/28/2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Drawing on a study of variation in the performance of four ethnic parties in India, this book develops a theory of ethnic party performance in "patronage democracies"--a family of democracies with distinct patterns of political behavior as well as a new interpretation of Indian democracy. Demonstrating the connection between India's state-dominated economy and the behavior of its voters and politicians, it includes an extensive study of the Bahujan Samaj Party and contemporary ethnic politics in India.
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