Class, Ideology and Political Parties in India

Class, Ideology and Political Parties in India

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Author: Arun K Jana
: Bhupen Sarmah
Publisher: South Asia Publishers
Year: 2002
Language: English
Pages: 318
ISBN/UPC (if available): 817003261x


The analytical and penetrating essays in this book by well-known political scientists provide information on the latest development on party politics in India.

The analytical and penetrating essays in the book by well known political scientist provide information on the latest development on party politics in the country. The articles focus on the class character, support base, electoral performance, and leadership of some of the leading national and regional political parties in India. The wide range of original articles in the volume contributes substantially to our understanding of party politics at the national and at the state level in contemporary India. It is a useful collection for the students of M A in politics, researchers, statesmen and journalists.




Introduction: Democracy and Multiplicity of Political Parties in India

The India Politics in Crisis: The System, the Party and the Individual

Parliamentary Elections in Contemporary India: Breakdown of the Dominant Party System and Ascendancy of Regional Parties

State, Class and Distribution

Congress from Nehru to Indira Gandhi and Issues of Socio-Economic Change: Conflicts in Political Initiatives and Policy Options

Congress and the New Political Compulsion in India: The Resilience of a Centrist Party in a Polycentric Polity

Hindutva of the Sangh Parivar and the plural Society in India

BJP and the Route to Counter-Revolution

BJP’s Politics of Expediency: Permeating Hindutva and Legislating Neo-Liberal Reforms

The Left in Power: Rural Reorganization and Development in West Bengal

CPI(M), Government and the Politics of Working Class Mobilization in West Bengal

The Bahujan Samaj Party: Ideology, Social Basis of Support and Politics

Ideology and Politics of National Conference in Kashmir

Asom Gana Parishad: Emergence and its Performance

Ethnic Identities at the Service of Political Parties: The Shiva Sena Phenomenon in Maharastra