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Party, Process, and Political Change in Congress: New Perspectives on the History of Congress.. Ed. by David W. Brady and Mathew D. McCubbins. (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2002. xxiv, 549 pp. Cloth, $75.00, isbn 0-8047-4570-6. Paper, $29.95, isbn 0-8047-4571-4.)

Party, Process, and Political Change in Congress, vol. 2: Further New Perspectives on the History of Congress. Ed. by David W. Brady and Mathew D. McCubbins. (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2007. xxvi, 505 pp. Cloth, $90.00, ISBN 978-0-8047-5590-0. Paper, $34.95, ISBN 978-0-8047-5591-7.)

THE PRODUCTION OF HISTORY IN MALAWI IN THE 1960s: THE LEGACY OF SIR HARRY JOHNSTON, THE INFLUENCE OF THE SOCIETY OF MALAWI AND THE ROLE OF DR KAMUZU BANDA AND HIS MALAWI CONGRESS PARTY

Neue Politiker und Parteiströmungen im US-Kongreß: Zum Wandel der Struktur politischer Entscheidungsprozesse, 1959–1994 (New politicians and party trends in the U.S. Congress: Changes in the structure of the political decisionmaking process, 1959–1994). By Söhnke Schreyer. Frankfurt: Campus, 1997

 

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The Congress Party developed out of the Indian National Congress (founded 1885) and has been the dominant force in Indian politics for most of the period since Independence (1947). The family of the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, has in turn dominated the Party, providing further Prime Ministers in Nehru's daughter, Indira Gandhi, and her son Rajiv, both assassinated. After a politically disastrous period in the 1990s, Rajiv's widow, Sonia Gandhi (b. 1946), led Congress back to power in the 2004 elections, although she declined to become Prime Minister herself. In contrast to the Hindu nationalist stance of its recent major rival, the Bhāratīya Janatā Party, Congress has always campaigned on a non-sectarian and secular platform.

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