Votes and Violence: Electoral Competition and Ethnic Riots in India
This book explains why Hindu-Muslim riots in India break out when and where they do, and shows why some state governments in India prevent Hindu-Muslim riots while others do not or even help to incite violence. It shows that riots are fomented to help win elections, and that state governments decide whether to stop them or not depending on electoral calculations about whether doing so will win or lose them voters. It tests this general explanation for riots using a dataset on riots and their causes as well as case studies of several Indian states.
What people are saying - Write a review
Attempts by Narayana Guru to improve the social conditions of the Ezhavas were successful because missionaries had already started schools and admitted Ezhavas long before Narayana Guru championed their cause. Narayana Guru was using the changes made by the missionaries in a caste-ridden society to further the welfare of Ezhavas. So it was not a pioneering enterprise by the Guru but simply making use of the freedom already obtained by the missionaries for the Ezhavas.
IT'S AN HONEST STUDY. A MUST READ FOR EVERY POLICE OFFICER. RAHUL KUMAR, DSP, UTTAR PRADESH POLICE DEPARTMENT, INDIA.
THE ELECTORAL INCENTIVES FOR ETHNIC VIOLENCE
EXPLAINING TOWNLEVEL VARIATION IN HINDUMUSLIM VIOLENCE
STATE CAPACITY EXPLANATIONS FOR HINDUMUSLIM VIOLENCE
THE CONSOCIATIONAL EXPLANATION FOR HINDUMUSLIM VIOLENCE
THE ELECTORAL INCENTIVES FOR HINDUMUSLIM VIOLENCE
PARTY COMPETITION AND HINDUMUSLIM VIOLENCE
THE ELECTORAL INCENTIVES FOR ETHNIC VIOLENCE IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE