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Why regional parties? : clientelism, elites, and the Indian party system, Adam Ziegfeld

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Why regional parties? : clientelism, elites, and the Indian party system
Title
Why regional parties?
Title remainder
clientelism, elites, and the Indian party system
Statement of responsibility
Adam Ziegfeld
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Language
eng
Summary
Today, regional parties in India win nearly as many votes as national parties. In Why Regional Parties?, Professor Adam Ziegfeld questions the conventional wisdom that regional parties in India are electorally successful because they harness popular grievances and benefit from strong regional identities. He draws on a wide range of quantitative and qualitative evidence from over eighteen months of field research to demonstrate that regional parties are, in actuality, successful because they represent expedient options for office-seeking politicians. By focusing on clientelism, coalition government, and state-level factional alignments, Ziegfeld explains why politicians in India find membership in a regional party appealing. He therefore accounts for the remarkable success of India's regional parties and, in doing so, outlines how party systems take root and evolve in democracies where patronage, vote buying, and machine politics are common
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UkCbUP
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Ziegfeld, Adam
Dewey number
324.254
Index
index present
LC call number
JQ298.A1
LC item number
Z54 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Political parties
  • Regionalism
  • Elite (Social sciences)
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Why regional parties? : clientelism, elites, and the Indian party system, Adam Ziegfeld
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 08 Mar 2016)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. Definitions and description -- regional political parties in India; 3. Theory -- clientelism, elites, and regional parties; 4. Evidence -- elites and regional party success in India; 5. Cross-national variation -- clientelism and institutions; 6. India's successful regional parties -- the costs of building national parties; 7. Longitudinal variation in India -- coalition government and the rise of regional parties; 8. Subnational variation in India -- factional sorting and elite divisions; 9. Conclusion
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CR9781316389690
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 288 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107546813
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
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remote
Label
Why regional parties? : clientelism, elites, and the Indian party system, Adam Ziegfeld
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 08 Mar 2016)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. Definitions and description -- regional political parties in India; 3. Theory -- clientelism, elites, and regional parties; 4. Evidence -- elites and regional party success in India; 5. Cross-national variation -- clientelism and institutions; 6. India's successful regional parties -- the costs of building national parties; 7. Longitudinal variation in India -- coalition government and the rise of regional parties; 8. Subnational variation in India -- factional sorting and elite divisions; 9. Conclusion
Control code
CR9781316389690
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 288 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107546813
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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