A situational theory of pork-barrel politics: The shifting logic of discretionary allocations in India

@article{Sharma2017AST,
  title={A situational theory of pork-barrel politics: The shifting logic of discretionary allocations in India},
  author={Chanchal Kumar Sharma},
  journal={India Review},
  year={2017},
  volume={16},
  pages={14 - 41}
}
ABSTRACT Despite the extensive literature on distributive politics, there is still is a lack of a theory of how political and fiscal institutions interact to shape the pork barreling ability of national leaders in a federal parliamentary democracy. This article examines how the party system types (dominant party versus coalition system) and particular attributes of discretionary grants (providing credit claiming opportunity or facilitating side payments) influence opportunities for pork-barrel… Expand
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