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Mobilizing the marginalized : ethnic parties without ethnic movements

Author: Amit Ahuja
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
Series: Modern South Asia series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Dalit Politics, Amit Ahuja uses the Dalit case to develop a powerful new theory of the often orthogonal relationship between social and political mobilization. He argues that when a marginalized ethnic group's social mobilization precedes its electoral mobilization, the marginalized group's ethnic party will perform poorly. This is because any political inclusion won by a marginalized group's movement weakens  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amit Ahuja
ISBN: 9780190916428 0190916427 9780190916435 0190916435
OCLC Number: 1050456676
Description: xxiii, 238 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Mobilizing the marginalized --
Historical Dalit social mobilization --
The effects of historical Dalit social mobilization --
Dalit party performance and bloc voting --
Dalit social mobilization and bloc voting --
How mobilization type shapes Dalit welfare --
The identity trap --
Conclusion : whither Dalit politics?
Series Title: Modern South Asia series.
Responsibility: Amit Ahuja.

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In Mobilizing the Marginalized, Amit Ahuja shows how social movements by marginalized ethnic groups - those who are stigmatized by others and disproportionately poor - undermine bloc voting to  Read more...

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a valuable contribution to the study of South Asian politics. * B. E. Donovan, University of Iowa, CHOICE *

 
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