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Coalition Politics and Democratic Consolidation in Asia

E. Sridharan

Abstract

This volume is a comparative study of coalition politics and democracy in Asia, drawing on the experiences of four countries in coalition governments: India, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and Japan. It examines coalition politics in relation to the consolidation of democracy or its qualitative improvement, particularly inter-ethnic consensus and harmony. More specifically, it looks at whether coalition governments, characterized by power sharing between two political parties or more, promote or contribute to democratic consolidation or help improve the quality of democracy in weak democracies. It analy ... More

Keywords: coalition politics, democracy, Asia, coalition governments, India, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Japan, political parties, public policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780198079392
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198079392.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

E. Sridharan, editor
Academic Director, University of Pennsylvania Institute for the Advanced Study of India, New Delhi