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Indian Politics and the 1998 Election

Indian Politics and the 1998 Election
Regionalism, Hindutva and State Politics

First Edition
Edited by:
  • Ramashray Roy - Former Director, Centre of the Studies of Developing Societies
  • Paul Wallace - Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of Missouri, Columbia

April 1999 | 376 pages | SAGE India
This is the first book to critically analyze the 12th General Elections held in India in 1998 in terms of changes in the party system and the bases of social support.
Preface: Back to the Future!
Paul Wallace
Introduction: India's 1998 Elections - Hindutva, the Tail Wags the Elephant, and Pokhran
Pradeep Chhibber and Irfan Nooruddin
Party Competition and Fragmentation in Indian National Elections:
Kanchan Chandra
Post-Congress Politics in Uttar Pradesh: The Ethnification of the Party System and its Consequences
Virginia Van Dyke
The 1998 General Elections: The Janus-faced Policies of the BJP and Religious Mobilization at the District Level in Uttar Pradesh
Binoy Shanker Prasad
Split the Votes and Win the Election: An Analysis of the 12th Lok Sabha Election in Bihar
Sikata Banerjee
The 12th Lok Sabha Elections in Maharashtra: The Congress Alliance Defeats the BJP/Shiv Sena
Harold A Gould
The 12th General Election in Karnataka: The BJP Achieves its Southern Beachhead
Karli Srinivasulu
Regime Change and Shifting Social Bases: The Telugu Desam Party in the 12th General Elections
Ramashray Roy
Orissa: The Fall of the Congress Fortress
Arthur G. Rubinoff
Conflicting Ambitions in Goa's Parliamentary Elections
Pramod Kumar
Punjab: Changing Political Agenda
Reeta Chowdhari-Tremblay
Elections in Kashmir: A Question of Pragmatism
Pramod K Kantha
The BJP and Indian Democracy: Elections, Bombs, and Beyond

Ramashray Roy

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... More About Author

Paul Wallace

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. ... More About Author

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ISBN: 9789352809134