King's College London

Research portal

Federalism, multi-level elections and social policy in Brazil and India

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Standard

Federalism, multi-level elections and social policy in Brazil and India. / Tillin, Louise; Pereira, Anthony.

In: Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, Vol. 55, No. 3, 2017, p. 328-352.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Harvard

Tillin, L & Pereira, A 2017, 'Federalism, multi-level elections and social policy in Brazil and India', Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, vol. 55, no. 3, pp. 328-352. https://doi.org/10.1080/14662043.2017.1327928

APA

Tillin, L., & Pereira, A. (2017). Federalism, multi-level elections and social policy in Brazil and India. Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, 55(3), 328-352. https://doi.org/10.1080/14662043.2017.1327928

Vancouver

Tillin L, Pereira A. Federalism, multi-level elections and social policy in Brazil and India. Commonwealth and Comparative Politics. 2017;55(3):328-352. https://doi.org/10.1080/14662043.2017.1327928

Author

Tillin, Louise ; Pereira, Anthony. / Federalism, multi-level elections and social policy in Brazil and India. In: Commonwealth and Comparative Politics. 2017 ; Vol. 55, No. 3. pp. 328-352.

Bibtex Download

@article{3b692dbec9a64a65aa7924498c29a7ae,
title = "Federalism, multi-level elections and social policy in Brazil and India",
abstract = "Comparative studies often highlight the negative effects of federalism for welfare state expansion. We examine Brazil and India, which have both enhanced their welfare effort despite political fragmentation. We argue that federalism’s effects must be seen together with degrees of party system nationalisation. In Brazil, new social policies have reinforced a move towards greater party system nationalisation. Control over anti-poverty programmes has been recentralised leading to more even outcomes. In India, while the central government also introduced new social policies, expansion has been filtered by political regionalisation. The effectiveness of social provision relies on state governments, producing substantial territorial differentiation.",
keywords = "Brazil, Federalism, India, inter-governmental relations, multi-level elections, party system nationalisation, social policy",
author = "Louise Tillin and Anthony Pereira",
year = "2017",
doi = "10.1080/14662043.2017.1327928",
language = "English",
volume = "55",
pages = "328--352",
journal = "Commonwealth and Comparative Politics",
issn = "1466-2043",
publisher = "Routledge",
number = "3",

}

RIS (suitable for import to EndNote) Download

TY - JOUR

T1 - Federalism, multi-level elections and social policy in Brazil and India

AU - Tillin, Louise

AU - Pereira, Anthony

PY - 2017

Y1 - 2017

N2 - Comparative studies often highlight the negative effects of federalism for welfare state expansion. We examine Brazil and India, which have both enhanced their welfare effort despite political fragmentation. We argue that federalism’s effects must be seen together with degrees of party system nationalisation. In Brazil, new social policies have reinforced a move towards greater party system nationalisation. Control over anti-poverty programmes has been recentralised leading to more even outcomes. In India, while the central government also introduced new social policies, expansion has been filtered by political regionalisation. The effectiveness of social provision relies on state governments, producing substantial territorial differentiation.

AB - Comparative studies often highlight the negative effects of federalism for welfare state expansion. We examine Brazil and India, which have both enhanced their welfare effort despite political fragmentation. We argue that federalism’s effects must be seen together with degrees of party system nationalisation. In Brazil, new social policies have reinforced a move towards greater party system nationalisation. Control over anti-poverty programmes has been recentralised leading to more even outcomes. In India, while the central government also introduced new social policies, expansion has been filtered by political regionalisation. The effectiveness of social provision relies on state governments, producing substantial territorial differentiation.

KW - Brazil

KW - Federalism

KW - India

KW - inter-governmental relations

KW - multi-level elections

KW - party system nationalisation

KW - social policy

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85021121843&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1080/14662043.2017.1327928

DO - 10.1080/14662043.2017.1327928

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:85021121843

VL - 55

SP - 328

EP - 352

JO - Commonwealth and Comparative Politics

JF - Commonwealth and Comparative Politics

SN - 1466-2043

IS - 3

ER -

View graph of relations

© 2018 King's College London | Strand | London WC2R 2LS | England | United Kingdom | Tel +44 (0)20 7836 5454