Geography Of Elections: The Indian Context by R.D. Dikshit (Ed.)

Geography Of Elections: The Indian Context by R.D. Dikshit (Ed.)

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Authors R.D. Dikshit (Ed.)
Publisher Rawat Publications
Publication Year -
Language English
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 8170332769
Pages 493
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Category Geography
Country of Origin Indi
Territorial Rights World (Except USA and Canada)
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Product Description:
This book is designed to fulfil a two-fold objective. First, to impart updated knowledge about the theory and practice of electoral geography in a single compact volume, through specially written text and selected readings. Secondly, to inform and educate the student in the basics of the electoral politics of India, in order to suitably transform him into an interested participant in the country’s electoral politics so that his own research output may become more genuinely rooted in the ground realities of grass roots politics. The book is divided into six parts. Part I deals with geography of elections. Part II is devoted to a full-scale discussion on cleavages and parties. Part III deals with minorities and the disadvantaged sectors. Part IV discusses some theoretical issues in the country’s electoral politics. Part V deals with quantitative electoral geography (methodology and applications). Part VI includes chapters on past progress and future prospects of electoral studies in geography. Written in lucid and to-the-point style, this book will educate the novice, stimulate the seasoned reader, provide an excellent text for the university student, and offer the researcher a useful guide to the literature. Ramesh Dutta Dikshit, Ph.D. (ANU, Canberra) is Professor of Geography at the Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohatak.