Centralization and powerlessness: India's democracy in a comparative perspective

@inproceedings{Kohli1994CentralizationAP,
  title={Centralization and powerlessness: India's democracy in a comparative perspective},
  author={A. Kohli},
  year={1994}
}
During the 1970s and 1980s, a recurring pattern characterized political change in India: Control over governmental decisions tended to centralize in leaders who ruled by virtue of personal popularity, but who found it difficult to transform their personal power into a problem-solving political resource. A number of political consequences typically followed. Governmental legitimacy became hard to sustain; there was a high leadership turnover below the highest ranks; the state continued to… Expand