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Divided we stand : India in a time of coalitions

Author: Paranjoy Guha Thakurta; Shankar Raghuraman
Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE Publications, 2007.
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This topical and absorbing book, written by two eminent journalists, explains why India has entered a new era of coalition politics and analyses the consequences and implications of this relatively recent phenomenon. Transition from single party domination to multi-party configurations or coalitions, the authors argue, is neither temporary nor an aberration. Dismissing the notion of bi-polarity, and resting the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Huha Thakurta, Paranjoy.
Divided we stand.
Los Angeles : SAGE Publications, 2007
(DLC) 2007036647
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paranjoy Guha Thakurta; Shankar Raghuraman
ISBN: 9788132101642 8132101642 1282078054 9781282078055
OCLC Number: 437123725
Notes: Includes index.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (524 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction : India in a time of coalitions --
UPA government : congress in coalition --
Indian national congress : alive, but not quite kicking --
The Bharatiya Janata Party : in search of the right strategy --
Caste in stone: politics of the Hindi heartland --
Small is beautiful : rooted in region --
Left parties : Communists or social democrats? --
Friends in need : are coalitions inherently unstable? --
Friends in deed : can coalitions govern effectively? --
Illusion of consensus --
Gazing at a crystal ball --
Index --
About the authors.
Responsibility: Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, Shankar Raghuraman.
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