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Political ScienceVolume 2: Indian Democracy$
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K.C. Suri and Achin Vanaik

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780198084952

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198084952.001.0001

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Indian Federalism

Indian Federalism

(p.100) 3 Indian Federalism
Political Science

Balveer Arora

K.K. Kailash

Rekha Saxena

H. Kham Khan Suan

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines research writing about key themes related to federalism in India, including multilevel federal design and the impact of the changing party system on the operation of the federal system. It discusses the complexities of interaction between different levels of government and describes the use of different forums for interaction to manage conflict and tensions since 1998. It also evaluates the impact of liberal economic policy regime on the traditional patron–client relationship between the centre and the states as the latter contend for patronage under various central schemes.

Keywords:   federalism, India, multilevel federal design, party system, federal system, levels of government, forums, liberal economic policy, patron–client relationship

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