Abstract: Distortions in Indian local government accountability are examined, including: (1) limited voter participation and awareness; (2) ideology, honesty and competence of political parties and electoral candidates; (3) capture by elites; and (4) clientelism and vote-buying. Reform lessons are drawn.
Author(s): Mookherjee, Dilip
Source(s): , 49 p.
Published: 2012 Boston university. People.by.edu], [Boston (English