Elections in India: Behind the Congress Comeback

@article{Wilkinson2005ElectionsII,
  title={Elections in India: Behind the Congress Comeback},
  author={Steven I. Wilkinson},
  journal={Journal of Democracy},
  year={2005},
  volume={16},
  pages={153 - 167}
}
  • S. Wilkinson
  • Published 27 January 2005
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Democracy
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