The Politics of Election Reforms in India covers a wide area of elections in India ranging from 1951-52 when the first General Election were held to the by-elections held in June 1988. An analytical and comparative approach has been adopted to discuss the various elections. The study embodies a discussion on the organisation and functions of the Election Commission of India, direct and indirect elections so far held in India as well as the electoral reforms implemented or yet to be implemented by the Government of India. It is expected that those interested in the study of Indian elections under parliamentary system will find the present study highly useful. The book provides up-to-date information to readers by covering the analyses of recent Assembly elections of Mizoram, Nagaland and Tamil Nadu held in January 1989.
Dr. J.K. Chopra got his Masters degree in Economics from Delhi University in 1956. Later he passed his M.A. (Political Science) from Meerut University and was awarded Ph.D. degree by the same university in the year 1985. He has not only worked on Elections in India, but also on some Projects of the Indian Council of Social Science Research. He is a distinguished member of the Indian Council of World Affairs, New Delhi, and spends most of his time in the research work. He has attended a number of national and international seminars on domestic and foreign affairs.
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