Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Populist Politics and Electoral Democracy: A Study of Mamata Banerjee
Other Titles: Journal of POLITICAL STUDIES, Vol. 09, March 2014, pp- 91-101
Authors: Howladar, Sumit
Keywords: Populism
The people
Issue Date: Mar-2014
Publisher: University of North Bengal
Abstract: One crucial factor behind Mamata Banerjee’s enormous success in the landmark 2011 assembly election in West Bengal has undoubtedly been her populist style of functioning. In this paper I examine whether her politics can be labelled as a pathological political phenomenon or as an authentic form of political representation. I try and locate the element of ‘the people’ and see how she maintains a fine balance between the heterogeneous interests surrounding it juxtaposed against legitimacy and accountability. Lastly I analyse the possibility of ushering of certain self-imposed qualifications and limitations within the larger ambit of her populist style of functioning.
ISSN: 2278-4039
Appears in Collections:Vol. 09, (March 2014)

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Vol. 09 March 2014_07.pdfPopulist Politics and Electoral Democracy: A Study of Mamata Banerjee595.13 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail

Items in NBU-IR are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.