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Ethnic Conflict and Civic Life: Hindus and Muslims in India
What kinds of civic ties between different ethnic communities can contain, or even prevent, ethnic violence? This book draws on new research on Hindu-Muslim conflict in India to address this
Ethnic Conflict and Civil Society: India and Beyond
Scholars have worked either on civil society or on ethnic conflict, but no systematic attempt has yet been made to connect the two. In an attempt to explore the possible links, this article makes two
Creating Datasets in Information-Poor Environments: Patterns of Collective Violence in Indonesia, 1990–2003
Indonesia has witnessed explosive group violence in recent years, but unlike its plentiful economic statistics, the data on conflict are remarkably sketchy. Because the New Order (1966–1998) wanted
Contested meanings: India's national identity, Hindu nationalism, and the politics of anxiety
Analyse de l'histoire du nationalisme arabe : etude de l'emergence de l'« arabisme », de sa trajectoire politique depuis le debut du 20 eme siecle (revolutions arabes notamment) et de sa confirmation
Democracy, Development, and the Countryside: Urban-Rural Struggles in India
Preface Introduction 1. Town-Country struggles in development 2. Nehru's agricultural policy: a Reconstruction 3. Policy change in the mid-1960s 4. Rise of Agrarian power in the 1970s 5. Organizing
Mass politics or elite politics? india's economic reforms in comparative perspective
In discussions of the politics of economic reforms, a distinction needs to be made between mass politics and elite politics. In a democracy, the former may be much more pressing for politicians. As
Nationalism, Ethnic Conflict, and Rationality
  • A. Varshney
  • Sociology
    Perspectives on Politics
  • 1 March 2003
Why do we have so many ethnic partisans in the world ready to die as suicide bombers? Does a rational calculus lie beneath the nationalist pride and passions? Can it be discovered if only we apply
Caste and Entrepreneurship in India
It is now widely accepted that the lower castes have risen in Indian politics. Has there been a corresponding change in the economy? Using comprehensive data on enterprise ownership from the Economic
Is India Becoming More Democratic?
  • A. Varshney
  • Political Science
    The Journal of Asian Studies
  • 1 February 2000
A great deal of confusion exists on how to discuss, and theoretically characterize, political developments in India during the last decade and a half. There is, of course, a consensus that the
The Foundations of Ethnic Politics: Separatism of States and Nations in Eurasia and the World. By Henry E. Hale. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. 278p. $85.00 cloth, $27.00 paper.
  • A. Varshney
  • Economics
    Perspectives on Politics
  • 1 March 2010
alone. He is aware, however, that some citizen views and behaviors almost certainly count more than others. In developing countries with strong military men who do not believe that elected officials