Political parties and federally structured incentives in Indian politics: the case of the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK)

@article{Manikandan2019PoliticalPA,
  title={Political parties and federally structured incentives in Indian politics: the case of the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK)},
  author={C. Manikandan and Andrew K J Wyatt},
  journal={Contemporary South Asia},
  year={2019},
  volume={27},
  pages={102 - 88}
}
Political parties in India operate in a federal system. The incentives that encourage parties to form and seek office have a federal structure. Changes in India’s multilevel political system have accommodated the growth of new parties. At the national level small parties have had many opportunities since 1989 to participate in national coalitions. The Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK), as a small party, has responded to this federal incentive structure. The PMK has been excluded from government in… 
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