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Paths to Power and Patterns of Influence

The Dravidian Parties in South Indian Politics

By Ingrid Widlund
November 2000
Uppsala University
ISBN: 91-554-4764-3
404 Pages, Illustrated
$60.00 Paper Original

This doctoral thesis has resulted from a study of the three, regional, Dravidian parties in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu - a region that has a reputation for its 'personality politics'. The purpose is to analyse the relationship between modes of mobilization and the structures of authority in these political parties, that undeniably, although in different degrees and on different grounds, bestow on their leaders eminence beyond the formal position of rank.

India; Political Science
Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, Skrifter utgivna av Statsvetenskapliga föreningen I Uppsala, 140