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Uttar Pradesh Elections 2017

This article examines the electoral alliance between the Samajwadi Party and the Congress in the recently held Uttar Pradesh assembly elections in the context of India’s complex polity at the national and state levels.

Analysing Coalition Politics through a Narrative Lens

Divided We Govern: Coalition Politics in Modern India by Sanjay Ruparelia; New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2015; pp 520, ₹995.

Class Voting in the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections

How did the middle- and upp er-middle-class voters vote in the 2014 elections? Apart from purely numerical effects, the middle class is electorally more impactful relative to its size because of its human capital and opinion-shaping character. The pro-BJP swing among the middle classes, indicated by the Lokniti post-poll survey, cannot be attributed to an anti-minority shift in middle-class opinion nationally, nor to simple economic dissatisfaction, or to a broader attitudinal shift towards economic liberalisation; we have to search for more complex explanations.

Theory and International Relations

paradigm of structural realism. Only Rajesh Rajagopalan and in a modified way Rajesh Theory and Basrur represent this stream. The bulk of Indian IR theorising has been that of critiques of realism from a variety of perspec- International Relations International Relations in India: Bringing Theory Back Home edited by Kanti Bajpai and Siddharth Mallavarapu; Orient Longman, New Delhi, 2005;

Electoral Coalitions in 2004 General Elections

Parties have a strong incentive to aggregate votes through formation of alliances, by sharing the total number of contested seats, so as not to split but to pool votes. This is because a small addition of votes has the potential to hugely increase or alternatively decimate a party or coalition in terms of seats.

Japan s Changing Political Economy-Domestic Roots of Changing International Relations

Japan's Changing Political Economy Domestic Roots of Changing International Relations E Sridharan From a broad Indian policy perspective, an understanding of Japan's emerging foreign relations, especially economic relations, with the economically dynamic but politically fluid post-cold war Asia-Pacific region is extremely important. However, any analysis of Japan's emerging international role needs necessarily to be rooted in an in-depth understanding of its domestic political economy and industrial policy regime. This paper discusses the changes in Japan's economic and political system over the past decade and more.

American Liberalisation of High-Technology Export Controls-Opportunities for Indian Policy

High-Technology Export Controls Opportunities for Indian Policy E Sridharan MUCH attention was given last year to American trade policy following actions affecting India, which was accused of unfair trade practices under the Super 301 section of the US Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act, 1988. However, one aspect of the Bush administration's trade policy that has wide ramifications for Indian industrial and defence policy escaped notice.
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