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The Resource Elite parties, poor voters : how Social Services win votes in India, Tariq Thachil, Yale University, (electronic resource)

Elite parties, poor voters : how Social Services win votes in India, Tariq Thachil, Yale University, (electronic resource)

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Elite parties, poor voters : how Social Services win votes in India
Title
Elite parties, poor voters
Title remainder
how Social Services win votes in India
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Tariq Thachil, Yale University
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Why do poor people often vote against their material interests? This puzzle has been famously studied within wealthy Western democracies, yet the fact that the poor voter paradox also routinely manifests within poor countries has remained unexplored. This book studies how this paradox emerged in India, the world's largest democracy. Tariq Thachil shows how arguments from studies of wealthy democracies (such as moral values voting) and the global south (such as patronage or ethnic appeals) cannot explain why poor voters in poor countries support parties that represent elite policy interests. He instead draws on extensive survey data and fieldwork to document a novel strategy through which elite parties can recruit the poor, while retaining the rich. He shows how these parties can win over disadvantaged voters by privately providing them with basic social services via grassroots affiliates. Such outsourcing permits the party itself to continue to represent the policy interests of their privileged base.--
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Thachil, Tariq
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge studies in comparative politics
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Political participation
  • Marginality, Social
  • Poor
  • Social service
  • Political parties
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Elite parties, poor voters : how Social Services win votes in India, Tariq Thachil, Yale University, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. An elite party's struggles with poor voters -- 3. Why rich and poor voters support an elite party in India -- 4. Why an elite party turned to service -- 5. How service wins votes -- 6. When service fails: the impact of rival strategies -- 7. The argument in comparative perspective -- 8. Conclusion
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CR9781107707184
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unknown
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1 online resource (xiv, 331 pages)
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online
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9781107707184
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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digital, PDF file(s).
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remote
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(OCoLC)884743953
Label
Elite parties, poor voters : how Social Services win votes in India, Tariq Thachil, Yale University, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781107707184
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. An elite party's struggles with poor voters -- 3. Why rich and poor voters support an elite party in India -- 4. Why an elite party turned to service -- 5. How service wins votes -- 6. When service fails: the impact of rival strategies -- 7. The argument in comparative perspective -- 8. Conclusion
Control code
CR9781107707184
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 331 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107707184
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)884743953

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