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FORGING POWER: Coalition Politics in India



This volume looks at the evolution of coalition politics in India, both at the national and provincial levels. It investigates the processes that led to coalition governments. It explores the formation of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA), the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), the Janata Party experiment, and the Third Front experiments. The book highlights the growing importance of regional parties in national politics and argues that the very notion of representation in terms of ‘national’ and ‘local’ is being redefined in the context of the emerging significance of coalition politics. ... More

Keywords: coalition politics, India, coalition governments, UPA, NDA, Janata Party, Third Front experiments, regional parties, cultural synergy, political expediency

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195676761
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195676761.001.0001


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