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Electoral Politics in an Emergent State : The Ceylon General Election of May 1970 - A. Jeyaratnam Wilson

Electoral Politics in an Emergent State

The Ceylon General Election of May 1970


Published: 10th June 2010
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This book was first published in 1975. The process of electing governments and replacing them in a peaceful and constitutional manner has characterised Ceylonese politics since 1947. Against the background of Ceylon's political development, Professor Wilson presents a detailed description and analysis of the events and aftermath of the General Election of 1970. The contest was between two almost equally balanced coalitions led by influential rival politicians. More significantly the Election brought about the final stages of the socialisation of Ceylon's traditional Marxist parties into the parliamentary process. Professor Wilson's analysis also takes account of the position of the educated elites, the process of modernisation and the political implications of a stagnant and traditional economy. this book will be a lively and informative addition to the literature on the political evolution of emergent states and will be of interest to a wide range of political and social scientists, and specialists in South Asian studies.

Politics and society
The pre-election setting: the 'National Government' 1965-70
The electoral framework,
The candidates
The course of the campaign
The issues
the role of the national press and the Ceylon Broadcasting Corporation
The result
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ISBN: 9780521153119
ISBN-10: 0521153115
Series: Perspectives on Development
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 10th June 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.39