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  • Political Scinece /1 of 2
    political  scinece

    Hard-cover • 2014
    Pages: 464
    ISBN 9789332701472
    US$89.95

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    Coalition Politics in India

    Selected Issues at the Centre and the States

    E. Sridharan (Ed.)


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    <p>India is in an era of coalition politics in which state politics plays a major role. This compact book breaks new ground in empirical discoveries about the basis of stable coalitions in Indian states, and also theorises the viability of multi-party coalition governments at the national level in comparative perspective, and examines the dynamics of competition and coalition formation. It consists of two chapters on national-level coalitions and five chapters on states that have had significant experience of coalition politics—West Bengal, Kerala, Punjab, Maharashtra and Bihar. All chapters are based on extensive data collection and interview-based fieldwork with political actors. The key findings are summarised in the concluding chapter, that is, there is a clear pattern across states to the stability of coalitions at the state level over time, and consists of two central factors—stable &nbsp;pre-electoral seat-sharing and portfolio-sharing arrangements.</p>

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  • Political Scinece /2 of 2
    political  scinece

    Hard-cover • 2014
    Pages: 206
    ISBN 9789332701694
    US$69.95

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    India Alive

    Rupangi Sharma (Ed.)


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    <p>In the ferment of post-independent India, in 1959, the late Raj and Romesh Thapar gave birth to a seminal platform of fearless debate, Seminar.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Every month, the magazine voices a range of viewpoints on an issue that dominates the consciousness of the Indian public. Celebrating its 50th anniversary at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS) in Shimla, South Asia’s most influential thinkers debated the role of institutions like Seminar on the state of public discourse and its impact on the future of the Indian polity.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This compelling volume offers the reader an opportunity to be a part of this seminar and reflect on the burning questions raised by Nayantara Sahgal, Shyam Benegal, Gopalkrishna Gandhi, Ramachandra Guha, Sunil Khilnani, T.N. Ninan, Salman Khurshid, Shiv Visvanathan, Amita Baviskar, C. Rammanohar Reddy, Hameed Haroon, Kamal Hossain, Kanak Mani Dixit, among others.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Tune into India Alive and enjoy a discussion of ideas that spin a vivid narrative of the Indian democracy today, through the life and times of Seminar.</p>

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