Center for South Asia Weekly Lecture Series
"Dominant Parties and the Origins of India’s Weakly Institutionalized Party System" Gareth Nellis (Post-Doctoral Fellow, Politics, UC-Berkeley)
Thursday, March 8, 2018
206 Ingraham Hall
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.