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|ISBN:||0803996497 9780803996496 8170361931 9788170361930|
|Description:||311 S. : graph. Darst., Kt.|
|Contents:||Preface PART ONE: INTRODUCTION The Congress and the Indian Party System - Richard Sisson and Ramashray Roy PART TWO: ADAPTING TO THE CHANGING ENVIRONMENT Factional Conflict and the Congress Dilemma in Rural Maharashtra - B S Baviskar The Congress in the 1980s and Beyond - M P Singh Patterns of Recruitment, Strategies of Mobilisation and Inter-party Alignments Organisational Adaptation of the Congress Party Under Rajiv Gandhi's Leadership - Lloyd I Rudolph and Susanne H Rudolph PART THREE: THE ELECTORATE, CONGRESS AND THE INDIAN PARTY SYSTEM Social Cleavages, Elections and the Indian Party System - Pradeep K Chhibber and John R Petrocik Electoral Support and Party Institutionalisation in Bihar - Harry Blair Congress and the Opposition, 1977-85 Political Integration and Party Competition in Madhya Pradesh - Subrata Mitra Congress and the Opposition in Parliamentary Elections 1977-84 Critical Elections, Contained Volatility and the Indian Electorate - William G Vanderbok PART FOUR: CONGRESS AND THE ELECTORATE Modern Politics in an Indian District - Harold Gould 'Natural Selection' and 'Selective Co-optation' Patterns of Electoral Perfomance in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka - F D Vakil Patterns of Communal Polarisation and Electoral Support in Punjab - M S Dhami The Context and Case of the 1985 Assembly Election Changing Social Bases of Congress' Political Support in Haryana - Ranbir Singh|
"The volume edited by Richard Aisson and Ramashray Roy stands apart from other studies on the congress in that it provides an integrated view' of the functioning of this party in the various parts of