Electoral Geography

By Seema Jalan

Electoral geography is an emerging field of research which has sprouted as a subfield of political geography. This book unravels potential areas for research in this field in India, explaining the meaning and evolution of electoral geography and presenting a succinct summary of various approaches being adopted by different scholars. It provides guidance on how to carry out research in electoral geography through 'areal-ecological approach.' Major socio-economic determinants in the Indian federal polity are also identified on the basis of a case study pertaining to the north east Rajasthan in terms of Lok Sabha elections in 1991 and 1998, as well as the Assembly elections in 1993 and 1998. The book identifies spatial patterns of electoral support for the Indian National Congress and the Bhartiya Janta Party, as well as the broad nature of socio-economic base of each party. [Subject: India Studies, Political Geography]

Publication Date: 8/1/2015
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9788131607176