Elections and Political Development: The South Asian Experience

In This Review

Elections and Political Development: The South Asian Experience

By Norman D. Palmer
Duke University Press, 1975
340 pp. $17.50
Purchase

This survey of the scene in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka finds general principles hard to discover. Elections may be stabilizing or de-stabilizing, linked to development or decay. The survey data leave us uncertain of the balance between alienation and commitment of the voter. One maxim, however, emerges with some force: elections raise expectations; and raised expectations radicalize.

More Reviews on Asia and Pacific From This Issue

Browse All Capsule Reviews

Related Articles

This site uses cookies to improve your user experience. Click here to learn more.

Continue