Question hour activity and party behaviour in India

Ayyangar, Srikrishna and Jacob, Suraj (2015) Question hour activity and party behaviour in India. The Journal of Legislative Studies, 21 (2). pp. 232-249. ISSN 1357-2334

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Based on a unique data set of Indian legislators and their behaviour during Question Hour over a 30-year period (1980–2009), the paper establishes that there is a substantial gap in the volume of questions asked by legislators from national and subnational parties, even after accounting for party size and other covariates. Thus, despite increasing subnational party prominence in the electoral and executive arenas, national parties dominate activities to do with legislative oversight. The paper also explores mechanisms that may explain the difference in legislative activity between national and subnational party legislators.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Question Hour, India, party type
Subjects: Social sciences > Political Science
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Development
Azim Premji University > School of Public Policy and Governance
Depositing User: Library APU
Date Deposited: 15 May 2018 12:01
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2018 04:25
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