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Electoral Politics in an Emergent State: The Ceylon General Election of May 1970
Electoral Politics in an Emergent State: The Ceylon General Election of May 1970
By A. Jeyaratnam Wilson
Cambridge University Press, 1975, 240 pp
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Democratic political systems educate the populace to political realities but are impotent to satisfy the popular demands that result. This is the lesson of Wilson's exhaustive study of one of the most democratic-and one of the most troubled-of the Asian states.