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      Costs of Democracy : Political Finance in India Political Finance in India 

      Whose Money, Whose Influence? Multilevel Politics and Campaign Finance in India

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      Oxford University Press

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          Those who affect the outcomes of elections—via financial or means—often have greater access to elected officials. Yet, we frequently have little information about the dynamics of elections, let alone the relationship between campaigns and subsequent sway over officials. I draw on surveys of politicians to illuminate three key aspects of campaign dynamics in India: differences in campaign costs across levels of government; variations in funding sources across levels; and the role of various actors in providing other forms of campaign assistance. I find, first, that financial support from political parties is relevant only at high levels of elected office, whereas personal resources dominate at lower levels. Second, a substantial portion of all respondents highlights the role of illicit funds in campaigns. Finally, sources of non-financial assistance—for example, for voter mobilization—differ across levels of government.

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          August 09 2018
          March 21 2019
          : 232-272
          10.1093/oso/9780199487271.003.0008
          59266a7d-3e73-4a61-8554-ee79875fcfe1
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