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Center for South Asia Weekly Lecture Series

Thursday, March 08, 2018, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Location:  206 Ingraham Hall
"Dominant Parties and the Origins of India’s Weakly Institutionalized Party System" Gareth Nellis (Post-Doctoral Fellow, Politics, UC-Berkeley). Why are party systems well-institutionalized in some settings, and chronically weak in others? I argue that unstable party systems are more likely to arise in regions where nationally dominant parties monopolize political competition at the onset of mass-franchise democracy.

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