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The Political Economy of Federalism in India

Nirvikar Singh and Govinda Rao


This book deals with the system, institutions, and outcomes from the interplay of political and economic forces in Indian federalism. It significantly broadens the conceptual framework for analysing Indian federalism by exploring political elements and institutions and their strategic interaction with fiscal variables. The book is divided into three parts. The first part deals with the political and economic theories of federalism, dimensions of federal governance, the historical background of Indian federalism, and the issues of bargaining, control, and commitment. The second section examines ... More

Keywords: federalism, India, political economy, federal governance, coalition governments, Centre–state economic relations, constitutional arrangements, intergovernmental reform

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195686937
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195686937.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nirvikar Singh, author

Govinda Rao, author