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Social Justice through InclusionThe Consequences of Electoral Quotas in India$
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Francesca R. Jensenius

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190646608

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190646608.001.0001

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The Effects of Political Inclusion

The Effects of Political Inclusion

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(p.1) Chapter 1 The Effects of Political Inclusion
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Social Justice through Inclusion
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Francesca R. Jensenius

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190646608.003.0001

Since 1950, SCs in India have been guaranteed a proportional presence in the country’s legislative assemblies. These quotas were designed with the explicit goal of integrating SCs into mainstream society by making SC legislators accountable to voters from all caste groups. What has happened after more than 65 years? Chapter 1 discusses the main outcomes studied in the book and introduces an institutional argument for the expected effects expect from differently designed policies of group inclusion, drawing a distinction between policies that incentivize group representation and policies that promote group integration. It presents the data and empirical strategy used throughout the book, and provides an overview of the chapters.

Keywords:   Scheduled Castes, Dalits, India, quotas, reservations, electoral design, electoral engineering, institutional design, matching

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