Fragmentation and decline in India's state assemblies: A review, 1967-2007

Asia  Governance
Written by

Francesca R. Jensenius

Former employee


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.

  • Published year: 2015
  • DOI: 10.1525/AS.2015.55.5.862
  • Language: Engelsk
  • Pages: 862 - 881
  • Volume: 55
  • Booklet: 5
  • Journal: Asian Survey