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Electoral Practice and the Election Commission of India, Politics, Institutions and Democracy, Manjari Katju

"This book offers an insight into the contribution of the Election Commission of India (EC) to the Indian democratic process through its regulatory role in conducting elections between 1990 and 2019. It elaborates upon the EC's interactions with pivotal state institutions - the parliament, the Supreme Court and political parties - to streamline democratic procedures during the aforementioned period. It demonstrates a comparison between important electoral procedures in India and those in other liberal democracies (Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and South Africa, among others) to highlight the role of electoral institutions in democratisation. It also studies the sociopolitical situatedness of the EC as a body that moulds the political culture in India"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Introduction : institutions, institutionalisation and politics -- A transforming India and the role of the Election Commission -- The Election Commission : leading the electoral administration -- Political parties, the event of elections and the Election Commission -- Contestant information and voters' rights -- Election violence -- Campaign funding and spending -- Initiatives to raise voter participation -- Conclusion
Literary Form
non fiction
First edition.
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 13 Jun 2023)
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 250 pages), digital, PDF file(s).
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