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This book focuses on the changes currently redefining parties and party systems in Israel and India with regard to parliamentary democracy, coalitional polity, electoral profiles and social diversity. It compares the nature of parties and party systems in Israel and India since their independence and documents how the societies, states and governments have undergone significant transformations during the long course of their existence. In this regard, it also investigates the many significant similarities and glaring differences between India and Israel as two leading parliamentary democracies.

Characterizing the transition of two countries’ party systems as ‘a shift from predominance to pluralism’, the book underlines its impact on the societies, democracies and governance of the two parliamentary nations.

The book combines theoretical underpinnings with an empirical understanding of the subject matter, particularly the parties, leaders, state and g

overnment, pursuing an interdisciplinary approach, which would appeal to a broad readership from academe and industry alike, and a valuable guide for students and scholars of Political Science, Public Administration, Sociology, Governance and Law.

Table of Contents

Frontmatter

Parties and Party Systems: A Conceptual Framework

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2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

1. Theorizing Parties and Party Systems

Sunil K. Choudhary

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

2. Locating Israeli and Indian Parties and Party Systems

Sunil K. Choudhary

Parties and the State Formation

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2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

3. Yishuv Yishuv : The Pre-state Period in Israel

Sunil K. Choudhary

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

4. Indian National Congress: From a ‘Safety ValveSafety Valve ’ to the Political Pioneer of Freedom Struggle

Sunil K. Choudhary

Parties in the Post-independence Polities: From Predominance to Pluralism

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2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

5. Mapaivot vs Congress System

Sunil K. Choudhary

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

6. Mahapach vs Janata Parivar

Sunil K. Choudhary

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

7. Toward a Coalitional Multipolarity

Sunil K. Choudhary

Ideological Roots, Social Bases and Electoral Patterns of the Parties: Exploring Israel and India

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2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

8. The Left-Wing Parties (Socialist Block)

Sunil K. Choudhary

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

9. The Right-Wing Parties (Nationalist Block)

Sunil K. Choudhary

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

10. The Centrist Parties (Centrist Block)

Sunil K. Choudhary

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

11. The Ethno-Religious Parties (Ethno-Religious Block)

Sunil K. Choudhary

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

12. The Arab Parties (Arab Block)

Sunil K. Choudhary

Parties and the Government Making

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2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

13. Coalition Politics in Israel and India

Sunil K. Choudhary

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

14. Competing Issues of Governance: Israel and India Compared

Sunil K. Choudhary

Backmatter

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