Rival Claims: Ethnic Violence and Territorial Autonomy under Indian Federalism (Hardback)
  • Rival Claims: Ethnic Violence and Territorial Autonomy under Indian Federalism (Hardback)
zoom

Rival Claims: Ethnic Violence and Territorial Autonomy under Indian Federalism (Hardback)

(author)
£62.50
Hardback 296 Pages / Published: 30/03/2017
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
In this study of struggles for ethnoterritorial autonomy, Bethany Lacina explains regional elites' decision whether or not to fight for autonomy, and the central government's response to this decision. In India, the prime minister's respective electoral ties to separate, rival regional interests determine whether ethnoterritorial demands occur and whether they are repressed or accommodated.

Using new data on ethnicity and sub-national discrimination in India, national and state archives, parliamentary records, cross-national analysis and her original fieldwork, Lacina explains ethnoterritorial politics as a three-sided interaction of the center and rival interests in the periphery. Ethnic entrepreneurs use militancy to create national political pressure in favor of their goals when the prime minister lacks clear electoral reasons to court one regional group over another. Second, ethnic groups rarely win autonomy or mobilize for violence in regions home to electorally influential anti-autonomy interests. Third, when a regional ethnic majority is politically important to the prime minister, its leaders can deter autonomy demands within their borders, while actively discriminating against minorities.

Rival Claims challenges the conventional beliefs that territorial autonomy demands are a reaction to centralized power and that governments resist autonomy to preserve central prerogatives. The center has allegiances in regional politics, and ethnoterritorial violence reflects the center's entanglement with rival interests in the periphery.

Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472130245
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm

You may also be interested in...

Necropolis
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Mortality
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
The Book of Tea
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Risk
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Craftsman
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Tipping Point
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Art of Conversation
Added to basket
Eroticism
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Population 10 Billion
Added to basket
Development as Freedom
Added to basket
Violence
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
AQA A Level Sociology: Book 2
Added to basket
The Sociology Book
Added to basket
DK
£17.99
Hardback
Sex at Dawn
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.