India's 2014 Elections: A Modi-led BJP Sweep (Hardback)
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India's 2014 Elections: A Modi-led BJP Sweep (Hardback)

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Hardback 448 Pages / Published: 21/07/2015
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India is now governed by a strong Modi-led majority party. A peaceful transference of power in terms of parties and structure as a consequence of India's 16th national election highlights a notable degree of political maturity. The replacement of the Congress-led coalition after 10 years with a Bharatiya Janata Party clear majority is one obvious result of what can be considered a historic election. As a consequence of the 2014 elections, the emergence of a strong leader and a strong party coupled with continuing regionalism may provide a version of the state-nation system. It remains to be seen to what extent the new political structure coupled with India's diversity will shape society, politics and governance during the next five years.

Rich in empirical and quantitative data, this volume, along with the four previous volumes, comprise the best set of national- and state-level studies for understanding India's politics in depth.

Publisher: SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd
ISBN: 9789351501879
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 700 g
Dimensions: 215 x 139 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

The book furnishes a holistic over-view of the 16th Lok Sabha elections and looks into the varied factors that catapulted the Bharatiya Janta Party into power, while also attempting to examine the reasons behind the decline of the grand old Congress Party. It emphasizes the end of coalition politics, with a singleparty coming into power with a clear majority.... A comprehensive volume... with lots of empirical and quantitative data for scholars and policymakers.

-- Economic and Political Weekly, 30 January 2016

"A holistic over-view of the 16th Lok Sabha elections and looks into the varied factors that catapulted the Bharatiya Janta Party into power"

-- Economic and Political Weekly

The book brings together academicians from across the country and seeks to provide a holistic understanding of what led to Narendra Modi led Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) emphatic victory.... Nonetheless, as a rich source of information on voting patterns, and electoral campaigns, this book is an important addition to the academic literature on this Lok Sabha election.

-- Studies in Indian Politics, * Volume 4 (Issue 1), June 2016 *

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