Combining clientelist and programmatic politics in Tamil Nadu, South India

  title={Combining clientelist and programmatic politics in Tamil Nadu, South India},
  author={A. Wyatt},
  journal={Commonwealth & Comparative Politics},
  pages={27 - 55}
  • A. Wyatt
  • Published 2013
  • Political Science
  • Commonwealth & Comparative Politics
  • This article examines the use of material appeals for voter support using evidence taken from the case of the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Two types of material appeal co-exist in this case. Clientelist politics, in the form of vote buying, and the distribution of public resources as political patronage, are features of state politics. Parties also use programmatic policies which offer benefits to beneficiaries regardless of partisan affiliation. The provision of such universal benefits… CONTINUE READING
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