A Precarious Enterprise? Multiple Antagonisms during Year One of the Modi Government

@article{Manor2015APE,
  title={A Precarious Enterprise? Multiple Antagonisms during Year One of the Modi Government},
  author={James Manor},
  journal={South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies},
  year={2015},
  volume={38},
  pages={736 - 754}
}
  • J. Manor
  • Published 2 October 2015
  • Political Science
  • South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies
During its first year in power (2014–15), the government of Narendra Modi in India showed itself to be a precarious enterprise. The prime minister was beset by multiple antagonisms. He radically centralised power. This has enabled him to get some things done swiftly, but it has weakened him by choking off reliable information flows from below and by sowing discontent among his party and his supporters. An exercise in fiscal decentralisation to the state level in this federal system ran counter… 

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