Indian Parliamentary Elections after Independence: Social Changes and Electoral Participation  

Development Perspective Series


■ Indian Parliamentary Elections after Independence: Social Changes and Electoral Participation
■ 222pp
■ Published in 2003


Title page, Content, etc

List of Tables / List of Figures


Introduction: Indian Democracy and Elections

Chapter1 Evolution of Parliamentary Democracy and the Electoral System
1. Indian Party Politics since Independence

The One Party Dominant System of the Indian National Congress under Nehru: 1947-66
The Populistic and Authoritarian Tendency of the Congress Government under Indira Ghandhi: 1967-77
Government under Indira Ghandhi: 1967-77
Destabilisation of the Party System: 1977-1989
The Era of the Multi-Party System and Coalition
Government: 1989-1999

2. Evolution of the Electoral System

Electoral System
Corrupt Electoral Practices and Electoral Reforms
Functioning of the First-Past-the-Post System

Chapter2 Election Studies and Methodology
1. Election Studies and Theory of Electoral Participation

Election Studies in India
Theory of Electoral Participation

2. Ecological Inference

Variables and Data Processing

Chapter3 Evolution of Voting Behavior since Independence
1. Periodisation of Contemporary Politics Based on Lok Sabha Elections

Continuity and Discontinuity of Voter Turnout and the Party System
Number of Candidates and Convergence to Two Major Candidates
Periodisation: Continuity and Discontinuity

2. Regional Differences in Voting Behaviour

Chapter4 Electoral Participation: Voter Turnout and Number of Candidates
1. Voter Turnout, Socio-Economic Development and Political Impact

Socio-Economic Development Related Variables as Explanatory Variables
Correlation of Voter Turnout with Socio-Economic Environment Variables and Political Impact
Effect of Political Impact

2. Voter Turnout in the Socio-Economic and Political Context

Socio-Economic and Demographic Variables: Socio-Economic Environment
Party Competition and State Politics: Political Mobilisation

3. Number of Candidates

The Increasing Number of the Candidates and Reasons for the Increase
The Number of Candidates and the Party System
The Number of Candidates and Social Change
Pattern of Regional Difference

Summary and Conclusion

Appendix I and II