Electoral Politics in South Asia

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Edited by Subho Basu & Suranjan Das
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Elections in South Asia in the 1980s and 1990s have produced many surprises. Notwithstanding the initial scepticism voiced by many a western political analyst and despite interludes of dictatorships in one or two countries, democracy as a form of governance has won a general acceptance in the region. Electoral politics in the subcontinent aptly demonstrates this fact. This volume draws together studies by internationally acclaimed scholars on national, provincial and local elections in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. It will hopefully contribute to the development of a comparative analytical framework for understanding contemporary South Asian politics.

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Preface

Introduction

1. General elections in India : a review - Sudipta Kaviraj

2. ‘Unity in diversity’ ? coalition politics in India (with special reference to Kerala) - James Chiriyankandath

3. Elections in Jharkhand : politics of development and autonomy - Amit Prakash

4. Electoral politics in Bangladesh : an experience in transitional democracy - Mahmud Ali

5. Dynamics of electoral politics in Pakistan - Mohammad Waseem

6. Breaking bones : political eruptions and social ruptures in Nepal, 1989-1990 - Andrew Russell

7. The political economy of secularism and religion in Bangladesh - Mushtaq Husain Khan

8. The crisis of the centralised nation state : regionalisation and electoral politics in India in 1990s - Subho Basu and Surajit C. Mukhopadhyay

 

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ISBN
81-7074-223-4
Year
2000
Pages
242
Binding
Hardback

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