Historical development of the party systems in India / Ajay K. Mehra Federalisation of India's party system / Balveer Arora The party system in Germany and party fragmentation in the European Union / Karl-Rudolf Korte Social, cultural and economic dimensions of the party system / Amit Prakash How many parties are too many? / Pran Chopra The electoral framework, process and political parties / Madhav Godbole Parties, civil society and the state in India / S.K. Chaube The congress and the BJP: struggle for the heartland / Partha S. Ghosh The third front or the third force: a political maze or an ideological oasis? / Bidyut Chakrabarty The third force: as an ideology and as a reality / Muchkund Dubey The national parties and the regional allies: a study in the socio-political dynamics / Pradeep Kumar The regional parties and democracy: romantic rendezvous or localised legitimation? / Suhas Palshikar The contest for the marginal space: parties and politics in small Indian states / Sajal Nag Mediating economic reforms: party politics from Bangalore to Chennai / Harish Khare Local democracy and political parties in India / Sandeep Shastri.
"In association with Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Centre for Public Affairs, Society for Peace, Security and Development Studies." Includes bibliographical references and index.