Dynastic parties

  title={Dynastic parties},
  author={Pradeep K. Chhibber},
  journal={Party Politics},
  pages={277 - 295}
In the aftermath of the 2009 national elections in India a number of commentators observed that Indian party politics is a dynastic affair. Why is this the case? This paper claims that absence of a party organization, independent civil society associations that mobilize support for the party, and centralized financing of elections has led to the emergence and sustenance of dynastic parties in India. The paper assesses the impact of dynastic parties and shows that not only are party systems more… 

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