India Votes: Alliance Politics And Minority Governments In The Ninth And Tenth General Elections, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

India Votes

Alliance Politics And Minority Governments In The Ninth And Tenth General Elections, 1st Edition

By Harold A Gould


480 pages

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Within a scant eighteen-month span, India held two national elections. The first, in November 1989, witnessed the political demise of Rajiv Gandhi and the precipitous decline of his Congress Party. The second, in May 1991, witnessed his assassination at the hands of Tamil Tiger extremists just as the Congress Party seemed poised on the threshold of

Table of Contents

Preface -- The Ninth General Election: The Hung Parliament -- Introduction: The Ninth General Election -- Patterns of Political Mobilization in the Parliamentary and Assembly Elections of 1989 and 1990 -- Local Support Bases and the Ninth General Election in Bihar and Maharashtra1 -- The Janata Dal in the Ninth Indian General Election of 1989 and Its Future Prospects -- Caste, Class, and Community in the Ninth General Elections for the Lok Sabha in Uttar Pradesh -- The Regionalization of Indian Electoral Politics 1989-90: Punjab and Haryana -- The Media and Cultural Politics -- Women’s Politics and Land Control in an Indian Election: Lasting Influences of the Freedom Movement in North Bihar1 -- The Linkages Between Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy in the Ninth Indian General Election -- Politics After Rajiv -- Introduction to Part Two -- Alliance Politics and Minority Government: India at the Polls, 1989 and 1991 -- Participation in India’s Tenth General Election1 -- The Rise of the BJP and the Future of Party Politics in Uttar Pradesh -- Mandal, Mandir, and Dalits: Melding Class with Ethnoreligious Conflict in India’s Tenth General Election -- Violence, Agrarian Radicalism, and the Audibility of Dissent: Electoral Politics and the Indian People’s Front1 -- Defining Women’s Politics in the Election of 1991 in Bihar1 -- India’s 1991 Elections: Regional Factors in Haryana and Punjab -- The Salience of National Issues in the Tenth General Election in West Bengal -- Why Rajiv Gandhi’s Death Saved the Congress: How an Event Affected the Outcome of the 1991 Election in India

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SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies