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Electoral Politics in India : The Resurgence of the Bharatiya Janata Party (Hardcover)

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The general elections held in 2014 in India — the largest democracy in the world — to elect the 16th Lok Sabha brought in dramatic results. This important volume explains not only the startling victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) but also the equally surprising downfall of the Congress Party. It examines not why BJP won and the Congress lost, but why the scale of BJP’s victory and that of Congress’s defeat was so very different from the results in the years 2004 and 2009. The volume presents an in-depth analysis of the electoral results, state-wise studies, the factors leading up to these outcomes, and the road India has travelled since then.

With contributions from India’s leading political scientists, psephologists, sociologists and political commentators, this book will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of Indian politics, democracy and political parties, as well as South Asian studies.

Number of Pages: 311
Genre: Social Science, Political Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Language: English
Street Date: January 31, 2017
TCIN: 51963976
UPC: 9781138201941
Item Number (DPCI): 248-37-5096
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$142.50
MSRPwas $150.00

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