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Author Guha Thakurta, Paranjoy.
Title Divided we stand : India in a time of coalitions / Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, Shankar Raghuraman.
Imprint Los Angeles : SAGE Publications, 2007.

Author Guha Thakurta, Paranjoy.
Subject Political parties -- India.
India -- Politics and government -- 1977-
Alt Name Raghuraman, Shankar.
Description 1 online resource (524 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Includes index.
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.
Summary 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 debate on whether coalition governments are here to stay, the authors debate on whether coalitions are at best a necessary evil or are better than single-party governments.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System 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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9788132101642 (electronic bk.)
8132101642 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 437123725
Additional Format Print version: Huha Thakurta, Paranjoy. Divided we stand. Los Angeles : SAGE Publications, 2007 9780761936633 (DLC) 2007036647 (OCoLC)172521663

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