A Left Front Election


in Diversity and Change in Modern India

Published by British Academy

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780197264515
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734403 | DOI:

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

A Left Front Election

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This chapter discusses the electoral ethnography of a campaign in the state of West Bengal. It presents a thick ethnographic description of the campaigning process and traces the numerous techniques used. The political messages and organisational hierarchies at every level of the state's population help in answering why incumbent governments suffer repeated electoral defeats.

Keywords: electoral ethnography; ethnographic description; campaigning process; political messages; organisational hierarchies; incumbent governments; electoral defeats

Chapter.  10767 words. 

Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change

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