Tracing activity in 15 Indian state assemblies from 1967 to 2007, we find that overall legislative activity declined but there was also considerable variation across states. States with large electoral constituencies and politically fragmented assemblies showed the worst performance, which suggests a link between political fragmentation and institutional performance.
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Research Article| October 01 2015
Fragmentation and Decline in India’s State Assemblies: A Review, 1967–2007
Francesca Refsum Jensenius,
Asian Survey (2015) 55 (5): 862–881.
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Francesca Refsum Jensenius, Pavithra Suryanarayan; Fragmentation and Decline in India’s State Assemblies: A Review, 1967–2007. Asian Survey 1 October 2015; 55 (5): 862–881. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2015.55.5.862
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