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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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Indian Federalism with Party system: Changes and Continuity

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AUTHOR(S)

Tarun Gogoi

 

KEYWORDS

Indian federalism; Parliamentary Federation; Cooperative federalism; federal coalition; Party system; Electoral Politics; Coalition Politics.

 

ABSTRACT

India as a federal polity is much discussed and debated issue among scholars. To understand the dynamic nature of contemporary Indian politics, it is essential for us to know how India can be seen as a federal polity regarding its nature, structure as well as function. Indian federalism itself constitute a puzzle which can be best understood through adopting a dynamic perspective by looking at the significant difference between constitutional setup and operational reality in its political system. India represents a unique federal model as a parliamentary federation with the combination of two contradictory model, i.e., parliamentarism and federalism. As a parliamentary federation, political parties are playing a very significant role to shape as well as influence the nature and working of India’s federal process. This article is an attempt to understand Indian federalism based on some selected literature on federalism and India’s context.

 

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