ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Voting in India-Competitive Politics and Electoral Change

Competitive Politics and Electoral Change IN the papers that follow, members of the staff of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies present an analysis of voting trends and dec toral behaviour in India based on data from the studies conducted by the Centre during the last five years. Our purpose is to describe and analyse both general and specific aspects of electoral development in India, starting with the 2067 general election. Together these papers seek to deli- neate and understand certain basic parameters of voting behaviour and their implications for the evolving party system in India as well as for the processes of citizenship and political participation which inform the party system. A proper grasp of these parameters, we hope, will provide a perspective on the next major electoral event for the country

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