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Does Timing of Elections Instigate Riots? A Subnational Study of 16 Indian States, 1958-2004

  • Krishna Chaitanya Vadlamannati

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    Whether timing of the elections leads to riots or not within India. In other words, does timing of elections instigate riots? Using time series crosssectional data for 16 major Indian states for the period 1958 – 2004, it is found that scheduled elections are associated with increase in riots

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