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India's nationalism in historical perspective: the democratic dangers of ascendant nativism

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Does nationalist sentiment support or stymie democracy? And through what mechanisms? As comparative scholars have done little to answer this question, this article draws upon evidence from the Modi government to suggest that the relationship between degree of nationalism and democracy hinges upon a country’s dominant type of nationalism. To evidence this theoretical claim, the article develops two empirical arguments: first, that a historically inclusive founding Indian nationalism has been h...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.18278/inpp.1.1.6

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Blavatnik School of Government
Oxford college:
St Hilda's College
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Author
Publisher:
Policy Studies Organization Publisher's website
Journal:
India Politics and Policy Journal website
Volume:
1
Issue:
1
Pages:
107-130
Publication date:
2018-03-15
Acceptance date:
2018-01-29
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ISSN:
2573-8054
Source identifiers:
828001
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pubs:828001
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uuid:4b7c7462-cc6c-4397-b88a-85da1d5a958a
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pubs:828001
Deposit date:
2018-03-06

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