Electoral Reforms in India

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  • Author :Anjoo Sharan Upadhyaya
  • Year of Publication :2005
  • ISBN: :9788180691706
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XVIII, 294
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Political Science

About the Book :

The papers in this volume, presented at an international seminar, held at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, attempt to analyse various issues concerning India's electoral system such as voter registration and polling irregularities; election reform proposals like the capacity of the first-past-the-post (FPTP) system; abstentions, readjustment of constituencies, defections; sources of party finances in India and the legal provisions for party funding. The papers also address one issue of the growing use of money in elections; the nature of the electoral system; corruption and criminalization in elections; the declining significance of secular nationalism in the political process use of electoral engineering to retard ethnic conflicts and the women's reservation in elected bodies. The book will be valuable for academicians, politicians, practitioners, consultants and the interested general readers alike.

About Author :

Anjoo Sharan Upadhyaya, Ph.D. is India Chair at the Central Department of Political Science, Tribhuwan University and Professor, Department of Political Science at Banaras Hindu University, India. She holds a Ph.D. from Banaras Hindu University in Political Science and Master's from Allahabad University. She has done post-doctoral research at Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars, Washington DC (1993), London School of Economics and Politics, U.K. (1986,1990). She has also obtained an International Diploma in Conflict Resolution from Uppsala University, Sweden (1990). Apart from teaching, she has served as Director, Institute of Conflict Resolution and Ethnicity (INCORE), UU/The United Nations University, NI, U.K. (2001-02), Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Director, Integrated Rural Development Programme, (1998-2000), Head, Department of Political Science (1998-2001 and 2004-07) and has been the Director Centre for the Study of Nepal, Banaras Hindu University since 2006. She has published extensively both nationally and internationally on themes related to issues of self-determination, ethnicity, conflict, federalism, gender and development.