Liberal politics in an illiberal context: Adversarial politics and policy continuity in the Indian political system

  • Subrata K. Mitra


Outside of Paradise as one imagines it, it is difficult to see how politicians can be genuinely non-adversarial towards one another. Political competition at its extreme conjures up all the stock images of blood sports such as cock-fights, bull-fights, dog-fights and in the limiting situation – civic strife. Even in less extreme situations, since goods up for grab are limited in quantity, those involved in the game know perfectly well that more for some can mean only less for others.


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  • Subrata K. Mitra
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  1. 1.HeidelbergDeutschland

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