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1 A Time of Coalitions: Divided We Stand

Paranjoy Guha Thakurta and Shankar Raghuraman

Sage Publications, New Delhi, India, 2004, 0-7619-3237-2 / 9780761932376, First Edition, Paperback, New, New, 5.5" x 8.5" 
This topical and absorbing book, written by two eminent journalists, convincingly argues against two commonly held beliefs concerning Indian politics. Their basic premise is that India has come a long way from the time when a single party, the Congress, dominated our polity. Instead, it has given way to multi-party configurations or coalitions which, they demonstrate, are neither temporary nor an aberration—coalitions are here to stay, they say, at least in the foreseeable future. Second, they expertly dismiss the view that India’s polity is essentially bipolar, led by either of the two largest parties—the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress Party—and that other political parties have no option but to choose which of these two they will align themselves with. The authors take the view that coalition governments are in fact better equipped to deal with the tensions of a divided society while single-party governments tend to both centralise and homogenise. Among the numerous issues and trends cogently discussed are: - the rise of the BJP from the time it was virtually wiped out of Parliament in 1984, and it’s current faction-ridden character - the dramatic decline of the Congress, especially the fact that the minorities and oppressed groups, once its largest constituency, are now deserting it in large numbers - the continuing fragmentation of the Indian polity and the rise of regional parties which are not necessarily narrow and partisan, but capable of looking at issues from a wider perspective - the changing tactics of the Left and their internal differences - the crucial question of whether coalitions can provide stable Union governments - the possibility of alternate political formations—headed neither by the BJP nor the Congress—coming to power at the centre - the extent to which political coalitions have led to better governance, brought about a greater degree of federalism, and reduced the incidence of corruption - the manner in which successive governments have handled the new politics of economic liberalisation and the central issue of growth with equity Printed Pages: 408. 001422

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Matters of Opinion: Talking About Public Issues, Greg Myers
2 Matters of Opinion: Talking About Public Issues

Greg Myers

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2004, 0-521-79312-2 / 9780521793124, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 228 x 152 Mm 
Matters of Opinion offers an interesting new insight into ‘public opinion?as reported in the media, asking where these opinions actually come from, and how they have their effects. Drawing on the analysis of conversations from focus groups, phone-ins and broadcast interviews with members of the public, Greg Myers argues that we must go back to these encounters, asking questions such as what members of the public thought they were being asked, who they were talking as, and whom they were talking to. He reveals that people don’t carry a store of opinions, ready to tell strangers; they use opinions in order to get along with other people, and how they say things is as important as what they say. Engaging and informative, this book illuminates current debates on research methods, the public sphere and deliberative democracy, on broadcast talk, and on what it means to participate in public life. ?The first detailed discourse analysis of focus groups ?Discourse issues such as reported speech and topic control are linked to social issues of belief, agency, trust, and expertise ?Interactions are considered within a wider context of broadcast talk, in phone-ins and news Contents 1. Paradoxes of opinion; 2. A tool kit for analysing group discussions; 3. Forums for opinion: what is it that’s going on here?; 4. Institutions of public opinion: voice of the people?; 5. Topics in interaction: why that now?; 6. Agreeing and disagreeing: maintaining sociable agreement; 7. Representing speech: other voices, other places; 8. Questioning expertise: who says?; 9. Radio phone-ins: mediated sociable arguments; 10. Vox pop television interviews: constructing the public; 11. Opinions as talk. Printed Pages: 276. 012784

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3 Parties and Party Politics in India

Zoya Hasan (ed.)

Oxford University Press, New Delhi, India, 2005, 0-19-566833-2 / 9780195668339, First Edition, Paperback, New, 14 x 22 Cm 
This is the Oxford India Paperback of a very successful hardback published in 2002. The volume brings together essays on wide ranging issues that impinge on political parties and the challenges confronting the party system in India. Presents an overall picture of the origins, evolution and transformation of party politics post-independence. Printed Pages: 582 with numerous tables. 013556

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