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Author Bussell, Jennifer, 1975- author.

Title Clients and constituents : political responsiveness in patronage democracies / Jennifer Bussell.

Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white).
Series Modern South Asia
Oxford scholarship online
Modern South Asia.
Oxford scholarship online.
Notes Previously issued in print: 2019.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This text provides a theoretical and empirical examination of constituency service in developing countries. The predominant view of distributive politics in 'patronage democracies' emphasizes the partisan targeting of pork and clientelism. In contrast, this work demonstrates that high-level legislators in India and other contexts often provide direct, nonpartisan assistance to individual constituents. Under what conditions do they provide constituency service, rather than engage in partisan bias? The text shows that the uneven character of access to services at the local level - often because of biased allocation on the part of local intermediaries - generates demand for help from higher-level officials, and also creates incentives for those politicians to bypass intermediaries by providing direct assistance.
Audience Specialized.
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on April 29, 2019).
Subject Patronage, Political -- India.
Patron and client -- India.
Democracy -- India.
India -- Politics and government.
ISBN 9780190945435 (ebook) : No price