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Majoritarian State: How Hindu Nationalism is Changing India

Angana P. Chatterji, Thomas Blom Hansen, and Christophe Jaffrelot (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190078171
eISBN:
9780190099589
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190078171.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

Majoritarian State traces the ascendance of Hindu nationalism in contemporary India. Led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the BJP administration has established an ethno-religious and populist style ... More


The Message: A Critical Enterprise

Irfan Ahmad

in Religion as Critique: Islamic Critical Thinking from Mecca to the Marketplace

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635095
eISBN:
9781469635101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635095.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter presents an anthropological account of the key ideas of Maududi, the founder of Jamaat-e-Islami. It first de-reifies the hegemonic portrayals of Maududi as a “fundamentalist” to see him ... More


The Capacious Framework Text

Ala Hamoudi Haider

in Negotiating in Civil Conflict: Constitutional Construction and Imperfect Bargaining in Iraq

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226315348
eISBN:
9780226068794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226068794.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter describes how Iraq’s disparate constituent communities managed to reach resolution over the matters that divided them through the embrace of methods of flexible and capacious ... More


Introduction

Michael E. Woods

in Arguing until Doomsday: Stephen Douglas, Jefferson Davis, and the Struggle for American Democracy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469656397
eISBN:
9781469656410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469656397.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The introduction demonstrates how Stephen Douglas and Jefferson Davis’s intertwined careers can illuminate the sectionalism that split the antebellum Democratic Party. Both men moved west into the ... More


Wages of Whiteness

Michael E. Woods

in Arguing until Doomsday: Stephen Douglas, Jefferson Davis, and the Struggle for American Democracy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469656397
eISBN:
9781469656410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469656397.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The Dred Scott decision (1857) sought to enshrine white supremacy in constitutional law and vanquish the antislavery activists who opposed Stephen Douglas and Jefferson Davis’s Democratic Party. ... More


Erdogan’s Way: Turkey’s Majoritarianism and its Discontents

Simon A. Waldman and Emre Caliskan

in The New Turkey and Its Discontents

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190668372
eISBN:
9780190848538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190668372.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter demonstrates how failures within Turkey’s democratic system allow it to be dominated by majoritarian-style politics. It dissects Turkey’s institutions of state, its electoral system, and ... More


Introduction

Angana P. Chatterji, Thomas Blom Hansen, and Christophe Jaffrelot

in Majoritarian State: How Hindu Nationalism is Changing India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190078171
eISBN:
9780190099589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190078171.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

In the Introduction, Angana P. Chatterji, Thomas Blom Hansen and Christophe Jaffrelot elaborate on the unparalleled majoritarian turn of politics in India today, its present effects and future ... More


A De Facto Ethnic Democracy?: Obliterating and Targeting the Other, Hindu Vigilantes, and the Ethno-State

Christophe Jaffrelot

in Majoritarian State: How Hindu Nationalism is Changing India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190078171
eISBN:
9780190099589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190078171.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

The concept of ethnic democracy as coined by Sammy Smooha illustrates a two-tiered citizenship, the majority enjoying more rights than the minority, both de facto and de jure and the Israel model ... More


‘Belief’ in the Rule of Law and the Hindu Nation and the Rule of Law

Ratna Kapur

in Majoritarian State: How Hindu Nationalism is Changing India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190078171
eISBN:
9780190099589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190078171.003.0020
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

Ratna Kapur illustrates how the Indian judiciary, through mobilizing a politics of ‘belief,’ has endorsed the identity of the Indian state as a Hindu nation through the discourse of rights and has ... More


Remaking the Hindu/Nation: Terror and Impunity in Uttar Pradesh

Angana P. Chatterji

in Majoritarian State: How Hindu Nationalism is Changing India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190078171
eISBN:
9780190099589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190078171.003.0022
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

Angana P. Chatterji excavates the contemporaneous practices of Hindu majoritarianism in Uttar Pradesh surrounding the 2014 elections. This chapter elaborates on the emergent relations between Hindu ... More


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