Democracy without associations : transformation of the party system and social cleavages in India / Pradeep K. Chhibber.

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Chhibber, Pradeep K., 1956-
Format: Book
Published: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c1999.
Series:Interests, identities, and institutions in comparative politics
Table of Contents:
  • State structures, associational life, and the social basis of party systems
  • Central, state, and local governments in India
  • Electoral laws, associations, and the organization of the Catchall Congress Party
  • Electoral competition and the growth of central intervention in the states
  • Building coalitions in the Indian States
  • From a Catchall to a cleavage-based party system in an Indian State : Uttar Pradesh
  • State policy, party politics, and the rise of the BJP
  • The centrality of parties to Indian politics : the politics of economic reform and collective violence
  • Forming links between social cleavages and party systems : Algeria and Spain
  • Conclusion : rethinking party systems and social cleavages.