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Mobile-izing: Democracy, organization and India's first "mass mobile phone" elections

Jeffrey, Robin; Doron, Assa

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We argue that the 2007 state elections in Uttar Pradesh (UP), India's largest state, were the first "mass mobile phone" elections in India. The paper charts the spectacular growth of the cheap cell phone in India and in Uttar Pradesh, documents the organizational strengths of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), and explains how a party once based on Dalit (ex-Untouchable, or Scheduled Caste) support was able to cooperate with Brahmins. In these processes the mobile phone acted as a remarkable "force...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/66191
Source: Journal of Asian Studies
DOI: 10.1017/S0021911811003007

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