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No hope left? Interpreting the West Bengal election results

Ghatak, Maitreesh (2016) No hope left? Interpreting the West Bengal election results. South Asia @ LSE (25 May 2016). Website.

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Last week saw a suprise landslide victory for the TMC in West Bengal. Maitreesh Ghatak assesses the drivers of the TMC victory and argues the Left parties in particular did badly because they failed to adapt to the reality that traditional land and trade-union centred policies for rural and urban areas respectively are largely irrelevant in present day Bengal. This article forms part of a series on the 2016 Legislative Assembly Elections. Click here to read more.

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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
Divisions: STICERD
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2017 10:42
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 23:29

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