Fragmentation and Decline in India’s State Assemblies: A review 1967-2007
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Original versionAsian Survey 2015, 55(5):862-881 10.1525/AS.2015.55.5.862
Tracing activity in 15 Indian state assemblies from 1967 to 2007, we find that overall legislative activity declined but there was also considerable variation across states. States with large electoral constituencies and politically fragmented assemblies showed the worst performance, which suggests a link between political fragmentation and institutional performance.