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- DescriptionIndia's 2009 Elections is an inquiry into the 15th General Elections of India. It explores how the elections played out, what factors influenced the electorate, and how the elections are an important contribution to India's democracy. Authored by rewned scholars and analysts from various backgrounds, the collection of articles critically examines multiple areas of the Indian polity: - Coalition and alliance politics, representation, national integration, and women's participation. - Dominant party, competitive two-party and multi-party states including Gujarat, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir, and the rtheast states. - Caste, tribal, and ethnic politics. According to the contributors, the public outcome of the 2009 elections indicated a demand for integrity, continuity, and competence-values that were considered almost obsolete in today's political scenario. At the same time, the contributors admit to problems in structure, providing for mirity cultures, stability, and contentious public policy issues.
- Author BiographyPaul 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. His research in India includes a Senior Fulbright Research Award in 1972, and funding from the Ford Foundation, 1988-89, the American Institute of Indian Studies (1980-81), and various government and non-government groups in India. Professor Wallace is the author or editor of eight books and 40+ book chapters and articles. His last co-edited book is India's 2009 Elections: Coalition Politics, Party Competition and Congress Continuity published by SAGE Publications in 2011. 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 Elections: Grass-roots and National Perspectives (2007), India's 1999 Elections and 20th Century Politics (2003) and Dialogues on Development: The Individual, Society and State and Political Order (1986).
- PublisherSAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd
- Date of Publication28/02/2011
- SubjectGovernment & Constitution
- Place of PublicationNew Delhi
- Country of PublicationIndia
- ImprintSAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd
- Content NoteIllustrations, maps
- Weight590 g
- Width139 mm
- Height215 mm
- Spine28 mm
- Edited byPaul Wallace,Ramashray Roy
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