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Federalism, Party System, and Structural Changes in India
Federalism, party system, and structural changes in India

No political arrangement, even if it is sanctioned by a constitution, remains unchanged over time. It is generally expected that the constitution shapes political processes and events without being affected by the changing character of politics. And yet the fact remains that political processes and events also have a great impact on how political institutional arrangements work and change over time. This is also true of India where a dominant party administered the federal constitution in the initial years of the functioning of the Indian Constitution. However, changes have gradually occurred to adversely affect the destiny of the Congress party, a party that enjoyed unchallenged dominance since the days of ...

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