Divided we govern : coalition politics in modern India / Sanjay Ruparelia.

Ruparelia, Sanjay, author.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016.
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Coalition governments -- India -- History.
Political parties -- India -- History.
India -- Politics and government -- 1977-.
Electronic books.
This text investigates the rise and fall of the broader parliamentary left, and the dynamics of national coalition governments, in modern Indian democracy.
Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; List of Tables; Abbreviations; Glossary; Introduction; Plan of the book; 1. The Paradoxes of India's Coalition Politics; The main protagonists; Preferences, interests and goals; Institutions as rules and incentives, opportunities and constraints; Formulas, strategies and tactics of power-sharing; The necessity and difficulty of exercising political judgment; Sources and methods; Part I: The Genesis of the Third Force; 2. The Roots of the Broader Indian Left (1934-1977); The Congress system; The breakdown of the Congress system
The road to Emergency ruleThe Opposition coalesces; 3. The Janata Party (1977-1980); 4. The Rise of the Regions (1980-1989); The formation of the National Front; 5. The National Front (1989-1991); Part II: The Maturation of the Third Force; 6. The Crystallization of the Third Force (1991-1996); Manifestoes, strategies, prospects; 7. The Formation of the United Front (May 1996); The electoral verdict; The scramble for office; The isolation of the BJP; The formation of the United Front government; 8. Establishing Political Authority (June-September 1996); The first crisis in the Janata Dal
Expansion of the Deve Gowda ministryThe Congress(I)-BSP electoral pact in Uttar Pradesh; Maintaining India's nuclear policy independence; Signaling the continuity of economic liberalization; Addressing Centre-state relations; Preparing for state assembly elections in Jammu & Kashmir; Disputes over inter-state water sharing; The rise of Sitaram Kesri; 9. Exercising National Power (September-December 1996); Advances and setbacks of the monsoon parliamentary session; The temptations of national power in Gujarat, Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh; Engaging the Northeast; Growing political threats
Mending subcontinental relationsThe fall of Narasimha Rao; 10. Reform amid Crisis (January-April 1997); Advancing economic liberalization; The 1997-98 Union budget; A political setback in Uttar Pradesh; The rise of Inder Kumar Gujral; Part III: The Fall of the Third Force; 11. The Decline of the United Front (May 1997-March 1998); The formation of the Rashtriya Janata Dal; Advancing bilateral relations with Pakistan and Nepal; The deceleration of economic reform; The vicissitudes of Centre-state relations; The fall of the United Front government; India's twelfth general election
The BJP captures power12. The Dissolution of the Third Force (1998-2012); The first National Democratic Alliance, 1998-1999; The second National Democratic Alliance, 1999-2004; The first United Progressive Alliance, 2004-2009; The Fifteenth General Election and the fall of the Left Front, 2009-2012; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
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