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Parties And Party Politics In India - Themes In Politics
Parties And Party Politics In India - Themes In Politics

Parties And Party Politics In India - Themes In Politics

by Rajni Kothari

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English

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Oxford University Press

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9780195668339 - Year: 2012 - Pages: 566

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Paperback

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Author: Rajni Kothari
Christophe Jaffrelot/Several Contributors
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Zoya Hasan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year: 2012
Language: English
Pages: 566
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9780195668339

Description

The Themes in Politics series brings together the most significant articles and debates on important issues in Indian politics. In this volume of Essays on party politics in India, the Editor analyses a range of issues that impinge on party politics and the challenges confronting the party system.

The volume presents a comprehensive Picture of the origin, evolution, and Transformation of Political Parties in India since Independence. Further, it outlines the main phases in the development of the party system and the role of social cleavages, Political mobilization, and electoral change in understanding party politics.

The essays cover arguments on the interplay of caste, class and ethnicity, the Relationship between state, Society and democracy, the rise of coalition politics, and the new predicaments ahead of the multi-party system


Presenting a collection of articles on the politics and party system in India, this book examines the Congress system, the national parties, as well as the regional parties. Discussed in terms of their connection with caste, class, and communal and regional politics, these parties are also analyzed by their impact on the changing nature of Indian politics.

This volume, in the themes in Politics series, analyses a range of issues that impinge on party politics and the challenges confronting the party system. The essays present a comprehensive picture of the origin, evolution, and transformation of political parties in India since Independence.

EDITORIAL REVIEWS:

‘It is essential reading for its coherence and depth of understanding of Indian politics and society.’
= Business Standard

‘This collection…provides the analytical foundations on which future research in party politics has to be built.’
= The Book Review

‘…students of Indian politics, be it in the academia or outside it, should find this book a valuable document.’
= The Indian Express

‘Zoya Hasan’s brilliant [book]…raises some very pertinent questions as to how the party system has managed to cope with social change, what has been the impact of the party system on democracy and what are the conditions under which parties and party systems change.’
= Dawn

Contents

List of Tables
List of Contributors
Introduction: Conflict Pluralism and the
Competitive Party System in India/Zoya Hasan

Part I: THE DOMINANCE AND DECLINE OF THE CONGRESS
1. The Congress `System` in India/Rajni Kothari
2. Social Cleavages, Elections, and the Indian Party System/Pradeep K. Chhibber and John R. Petrocik
3. Mrs Gandhi`s Pyramid: The New Congress/Stanley A. Kochanek
4. The United Colours of Congress: Social Profile of Congress Voters, 1996 and 1998/Anthony Heath and Yogendra Yadav

Part II: THE RISE AND GROWTH OF HINDU NATIONALIST POLITICS:
5. The Leadership and Organization of the Jana Sangh, 1951 to 1967/B. D. Graham
6. A Specific Party - building Strategy: The Jana Sangha and The RSS Network/Christophe Jaffrelot
7. Anatomy of BJP`s Rise to Power: Social, Regional, and Political Expansion in 1990s/Oliver Heath
8. The Rebirth of the Shiv Sena: The Symbiosis of Discursive and Organizational Power/Mary Fainsod Katzenstein, Uday Singh Mehta, and Usha Thakkar

Part III: RADICAL POLITICS AND LEFT PARTIES:
9. Communist Politics in Search of Hegemony/laveed Alam
10. Parliamentary Communism as a Historical Phenomenon: The CPI (M) in West Bengal/Amrita Basu

Part IV: SOCIAL DIVERSITY AND PARTY POLITICS:
11. The Janata Phase: Reorganization and Redirection in Indian Politics/Jyotirindra Das Gupta
12. Representation and Redistribution: The New Lower Caste Politics of North India/Zoya Hasan
13. Bringing Society Back In: Ethnicity, Populism, and Pluralism in South India/Narendra Subramaniam

Part V: POLITICAL Competition AND Transformation OF THE PARTY SYSTEM:
14. Parties and the Party System/James Manor
15. The Fragmentation of the Indian Party System, 1952 - 1999/E. Sridharan
16. The Political Parties and the Party System: The Emergence of New Coalitions/Balveer Arora

Annotated Bibliography
Index

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