Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Social Justice through InclusionThe Consequences of Electoral Quotas in India$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

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

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 21 October 2019

Status and Recognition

Status and Recognition

Chapter:
(p.146) Chapter 7 Status and Recognition
Source:
Social Justice through Inclusion
Author(s):

Francesca R. Jensenius

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190646608.003.0007

Chapter 7 inquires into the status and recognition of India’s new SC elite: the socioeconomic profile of SC politicians compared to other politicians, and their relationship to other elites and to their voters. SC politicians used to have significantly less formal education than other politicians, but that is no longer the case. However, SCs tend to be less wealthy than other politicians, less likely to have a criminal record, and seem to be perceived as less “glamorous.” Interview evidence indicates that while SC politicians still face some discrimination, factors like power, education, and money have served to reduce this caste bias. Further, voters generally seem to evaluate SC politicians similarly to other politicians; and voters who had lived in a reserved constituency for a long time were slightly more likely to evaluate SC politicians positively.

Keywords:   Scheduled Castes, Dalits, India, quotas, reservations, status, education, recognition, caste bias, Uttar Pradesh

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .