By Adam Ziegfeld

this day, local events in India win approximately as many votes as nationwide events. In Why neighborhood Parties?, Professor Adam Ziegfeld questions the normal knowledge that neighborhood events in India are electorally winning simply because they harness well known grievances and take advantage of powerful local identities. He attracts on a variety of quantitative and qualitative facts from over eighteen months of box study to illustrate that local events are, in fact, profitable simply because they symbolize expedient strategies for office-seeking politicians. by means of concentrating on clientelism, coalition executive, and state-level factional alignments, Ziegfeld explains why politicians in India locate club in a neighborhood celebration attractive. He for this reason bills for the extraordinary luck of India's neighborhood events and, in doing so, outlines how get together structures take root and evolve in democracies the place patronage, vote procuring, and computing device politics are common.

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