Description - India's 1999 Elections and 20th Century Politics by Paul Wallace
India's 1999 Elections and 20th Century Politics examines the consequences and results of the 1999 general elections in light of the recent developments in Indian politics and the Indian party system. Comprising dynamic analyses of new and emerging trends in Indian politics, this volume: -Provides data on the 1999 election combined with rich comparison with past elections right from 1957 -Emphasizes the importance of regionalism in Indian politics. Fifteen state-focused chapters, which include material on assembly elections, constitute the core of this volume. They reveal that national politics are increasingly reflective of state politics -Examine a whole range of important electoral issues including changes in party alliances; the role of social factors such as caste, ethnicity and religion, and the increasing communalisation of politics. Paul Wallace and Ramashray Roy have brought together a collection of essays that offer rich and comparative analysis of the major political strands and trends that emerged in the last elections.
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Author Biography - Paul Wallace
Paul Wallace (PhD, University of California, Berkeley) is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Missouri, Columbia. He has been a consultant on South Asia to a member of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the US Attorney General's Office, defense lawyers, and other agencies in North America and has received five Smithsonian-funded awards for national election studies in India. In September 2003, Professor Wallace served as the expert witness on Sikh violence at the Air India trial in Vancouver, Canada. His research in India includes a Senior Fulbright Research Award in 1972, and funding from the Ford Foundation, 1988-89, the American Institute of Indian Studies (1980-81), and various government and non-government groups in India. Professor Wallace is the author or editor of eight books and 40+ book chapters and articles. His last co-edited book is India's 2009 Elections: Coalition Politics, Party Competition and Congress Continuity" published by SAGE Publications in 2011. Ramashray Roy is an eminent political philosopher and prolific writer whose work has opened up new vistas in the study of development and democracy in India. He has served as a Senior Fellow as well as the Director of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (Delhi), Director of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (New Delhi), Fellow of the Indian Council of Historical Research (New Delhi), National Fellow and a Fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study (Shimla). He is currently a Visiting Fellow at the G.B. Pant Social Science Institute, Allahabad. Professor Roy has published dozens of books including India's 2004 Elections: Grass-roots and National Perspectives (2007), India's 1999 Elections and 20th Century Politics (2003) and Dialogues on Development: The Individual, Society and State and Political Order (1986).