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Voters, Institutions and Governance: A Theory and Evidence from the Indian Elections in 2004

Sarangi, Prakash

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Abstract

This paper is a preliminary attempt to understand a simple puzzle about the Indian voter: Why does a voter vote for party X or Y in an election? What parameters does s/he use to evaluate parties and their policies? Or, does s/he look at the parties through the lenses of other cultural institutions? How does s/he calculate the payoff to the society and/or to herself/himself in this momentous action? This author was amazed by the absence any substantive studies on the subject.

Item Type: Working paper
Series Name: Heidelberg Papers in South Asian and Comparative Politics
Volume: 30
Number: Febura
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2007 14:04
Date: 2007
Faculties / Institutes: Service facilities > South Asia Institute (SAI)
Subjects: 320 Political science
Uncontrolled Keywords: indien , wahlen , wählenindia , elections , governance , voting
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