ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Citizen s Sense of Political Efficacy

This paper is an essay in evolving a Sense of Political Efficacy index for the Indian setting, modelled after a similar index evolved in USA, Analysis of data suggests that people having a higher sense of political efficacy are in the age group 26-34, Hindus, educated upto the primary level, in the income range of Rs 100-300 per month, engaged in medium-rank occupations, native residents', and have an overall lower socio-economic status.

The Party Representative in Fourth Lok Sabha

The ideology and social base of a long-established, well-organised party are continuously diluted by the need to coalesce many different and conflicting interest groups within itself. Thus Congress fuses within itself a far more complex structure of interest groups and ideological viewpoints than the new opposition parties which are relatively simple interest aggregating organisations.
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