What is it about?
Federal stability or federal balance can be said to have been achieved when centre-state relations are characterized by "negotiated cooperation". What is negotiated cooperation? How is it different from tacit, imposed, and contingent coop. in multilevel systems? What factors drive negotiated cooperation even under a dominant party rule?
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Why is it important?
Many studies have demonstrated a trend towards greater centralization of the federal system in India since 2014. However, the causal mechanisms that underpin this centralization remain underexplored. This article systematically explores the processes involved in tipping the delicate federal balance in favour of greater central control, and in doing so pays particular attention to the role of the party system therein.
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This page is a summary of: The dynamics of federal (in)stability and negotiated cooperation under single-party dominance: insights from Modi’s India, Contemporary South Asia, November 2022, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/09584935.2022.2132218.
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