Political Cycles, Political Institutions and Public Expenditure in India, 1980–2000

  title={Political Cycles, Political Institutions and Public Expenditure in India, 1980–2000},
  author={Lawrence S{\'a}ez and Aseema Sinha},
  journal={British Journal of Political Science},
  pages={91 - 113}
In Western democracies it is held that parties and their positions affect how politicians choose to make public expenditure and investment. This article examines the public policy choices of politicians in India, a large well-established democracy with remarkable subnational variation. Public expenditure, from education and health to agriculture and irrigation, is analysed. Counterintuitive findings – that election timing and political factors play a strong role in the subnational states, and… 
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