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Elite parties, poor voters : how social services win votes in India, Tariq Thachil

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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
Statement of responsibility
Tariq Thachil
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book analyzes how the paradox of the poor often voting against their material interests emerged in India"--. "Social Services as Electoral Strategy in India Elite Parties, Poor Voters 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. Tariq Thachil is an assistant professor in the department of political science and director of undergraduate studies on the South Asian studies council at Yale University. He also serves as a faculty associate at the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies"--
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Thachil, Tariq
Dewey number
  • 324.954
  • 361.954
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in comparative politics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political participation
  • Marginality, Social
  • Poor
  • Social service
  • Political parties
Label
Elite parties, poor voters : how social services win votes in India, Tariq Thachil
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-324) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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
FIEb17590875
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 331 pages.
Isbn
9781107070080
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1088469113
Label
Elite parties, poor voters : how social services win votes in India, Tariq Thachil
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-324) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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
FIEb17590875
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 331 pages.
Isbn
9781107070080
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1088469113

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