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Continuing Reforms in the Era of Coalition Politics

Suresh D. Tendulkar and T.A. Bhavani

in Understanding Reforms: Post-1991 India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198085584
eISBN:
9780199082087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198085584.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter addresses some speculative suggestions about the sustainability and ownership of reforms. The critical role of the emergence of regional parties in national politics with neutral ... More


Ideology and Identity: The Changing Party Systems of India

Pradeep K. Chhibber and Rahul Verma

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190623876
eISBN:
9780190623913
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190623876.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book challenges the view that party politics and elections in India are far removed from ideas. It claims that a dominant intellectual paradigm of what constitutes an ideology is not entirely ... More


• Militant Hinduism: Ayodhya and the Momentum of Hindu Nationalism

John Stratton Hawley and Vasudha Narayanan

in The Life of Hinduism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249134
eISBN:
9780520940079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249134.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

In regard to the question of militancy versus tolerance, this chapter reports on a trip the author made to Ayodhya in early 1993, a month after Hindu militants destroyed the mosque that had been ... More


Hindu Nationalism and the Evolution of Contemporary Indian Security: Portents of Power

Chris Ogden

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198089551
eISBN:
9780199082728
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198089551.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book produces the first-ever analysis of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) security policy. It traces the impact of Hindu nationalism upon India’s contemporary security ... More


Introduction: Indian Security, Norms, and the BJP

Chris Ogden

in Hindu Nationalism and the Evolution of Contemporary Indian Security: Portents of Power

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198089551
eISBN:
9780199082728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198089551.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The Introduction lays out the structure of the book, including its theoretical foundations concerning norms and their usefulness for analysing Indian foreign policy across different political ... More


The BJP and Indian Foreign Policy Until 1998

Chris Ogden

in Hindu Nationalism and the Evolution of Contemporary Indian Security: Portents of Power

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198089551
eISBN:
9780199082728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198089551.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter looks at the trajectory of the BJP’s (often contrasting) political origins, ideologies, and agendas concerning India’s domestic and foreign policies over the same 1947–1998 period. This ... More


Conclusions: The BJP and India’s International Emergence

Chris Ogden

in Hindu Nationalism and the Evolution of Contemporary Indian Security: Portents of Power

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198089551
eISBN:
9780199082728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198089551.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The Conclusion sums up all of these perspectives and importantly notes how the BJP-led NDA government witnessed profound changes concerning the development and evolution of India’s security practice. ... More


The History of Hindu Nationalism in India

Katju Manjari

in The Oxford History of Hinduism: Modern Hinduism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198790839
eISBN:
9780191833281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198790839.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, Religious Studies

This chapter presents the history of Hindu nationalism, starting in the early twentieth century. It goes into the Hindutva ideology of Savarkar, Golwalkar, and other ideologues, and gives a history ... More


The Choices and the Roads Taken

Mushirul Hasan

in Moderate or Militant: Images of India's Muslims

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195695311
eISBN:
9780199081509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195695311.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter uses the recommendations of the government-appointed Sachar Committee to debate aspects of minority rights. “Majority” and “minority” are not unified, exclusive, or antagonistic ... More


The Third Front Experiments

Bidyut Chakrabarty

in FORGING POWER: Coalition Politics in India

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195676761
eISBN:
9780199081554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195676761.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter discusses the coalition experiments of the Third Front—political parties opposed to both the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). It traces the evolution of the Third Front and ... More


The National Democratic Alliance (NDA), 1999–2004 *

Bidyut Chakrabarty

in FORGING POWER: Coalition Politics in India

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195676761
eISBN:
9780199081554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195676761.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter analyses the dynamics of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) that came into being in 1999. It discusses the significance of the NDA in the context of ... More


PII, Victimhood and “Nuclear Apartheid”

Manjari Chatterjee Miller

in Wronged by Empire: Post-Imperial Ideology and Foreign Policy in India and China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804786522
eISBN:
9780804788434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804786522.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter turns to the contemporary period to show that PII and, specifically, victimhood matter today. It analyzes India's decision to declare nuclear weapons state status in 1998. It uses PII to ... More


Plausibility and Scope: Out-of-Sample Tests

Juan Pablo Luna

in Segmented Representation: Political Party Strategies in Unequal Democracies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199642649
eISBN:
9780191778643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642649.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 7 analyzes the external validity of the argument by using a large-N cross-national analysis combining fuzzy-set analyses with simple econometric models. The descriptive and explanatory ... More


Dismantling the ‘Congress System’

Julia M. Eckert

in The Charisma of Direct Action: Power, Politics, and the Shiv Sena

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195660449
eISBN:
9780199082001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195660449.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter investigates the expansion of the Shiv Sena into the Maharashtrian rural areas after the mid 1980s, and the socio-political context of the ‘Congress-system’. Inspired by the ideology of ... More


Himachal Pradesh: Continued Bi-party Competition

Shreyas Sardesai

in Party Competition in Indian States: Electoral Politics in Post-Congress Polity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198099178
eISBN:
9780199082988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099178.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter attempts to understand as to why Himachal Pradesh was the only State in North India to have bucked the overall positive mood of the region in favour of the Congress in the 2009 Lok Sabha ... More


Madhya Pradesh: Unexpected Gains for Congress

Yatindra Singh Sisodia

in Party Competition in Indian States: Electoral Politics in Post-Congress Polity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198099178
eISBN:
9780199082988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099178.003.0020
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter analyses the electoral politics of Madhya Pradesh in the context of the outcomes of the 2009 Lok Sabha elections and 2008 assembly elections .Politics in the state of Madhya Pradesh has ... More


Kerala’s Electoral Pendulum Swings Back and Forth

K.M. Sajad Ibrahim

in Party Competition in Indian States: Electoral Politics in Post-Congress Polity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198099178
eISBN:
9780199082988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099178.003.0026
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

There is one important trend in the electoral outcomes in Kerala over the past three decades: the incumbent party loses out unless extraordinary circumstances come into play. The results of the 2009 ... More


The Gujarat Model and the Right-Wing Shift in 2014

Zoya Hasan

in The Algebra of Warfare-Welfare: A Long View of India's 2014 Election

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199489626
eISBN:
9780199097548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489626.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

The 2014 general election heralded a major shift in Indian politics. For the first time since Independence, India elected a right-wing party to power at the Centre and in several states. The Gujarat ... More


Hindutva’s Reach Out to Muslims in the 2014 Elections: A Historical Analysis

Mohammad Reyaz

in The Algebra of Warfare-Welfare: A Long View of India's 2014 Election

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199489626
eISBN:
9780199097548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489626.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

At the peak of the 2014 election campaign, Delhi was dotted with posters like ‘Na Doori Na Khaai, Modi Hamara Bhai’ (neither difference nor gap, Modi is our brother). These posters announcing ... More


Ram against Christ: Competing Communalisms and Patterns of Political Mobilization

Jayanta Sengupta

in At the Margins: Discourses of Development, Democracy, and Regionalism in Orissa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198099154
eISBN:
9780199085224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099154.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter examines Orissa’s brush with India’s ‘crisis of governability,’ dramatized by the rise of Hindutva politics in the Orissa countryside, raging debates on religious conversion, frequent ... More


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