The right-wing populism of India’s Bharatiya Janata Party (and why comparativists should care)

@article{McDonnell2018TheRP,
  title={The right-wing populism of India’s Bharatiya Janata Party (and why comparativists should care)},
  author={Duncan McDonnell and Luis Cabrera},
  journal={Democratization},
  year={2018},
  volume={26},
  pages={484 - 501}
}
ABSTRACT Despite the vast amount of comparative research on right-wing populist parties over the past decade, there has been little work on non-European parties (as opposed to leaders). In this article, we argue that the international literature on populist parties has largely overlooked a significant non-European case: India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP – Indian People’s Party). Following the ideational approach to understanding populism, we examine whether the three distinguishing… Expand
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