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Modi’s ‘majoritarian state’ threatens India’s multi-party democracy

     

This week’s election in the world’s two most populous democratic land masses — India and Europe — confirmed the global advance of ethno-nationalism, according to FT analyst Edward Luce, author of… Read more »

Can India’s ‘most surprising democracy’ stave off an authoritarian turn?

     

In the last two months, widespread protests over a controversial new citizenship law in India have raised the prospect of a constitutional crisis, writes Madhav Khosla, Ambedkar Visiting Associate Professor of… Read more »

Nation-State or State-Nation? India’s democratic character ‘in a precarious state’

     

The cumulative effect of recent moves by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party has been to throw India’s democratic character and future into a precarious state not… Read more »

Is India ‘losing the soul of its democracy’ in Kashmir?

     

India’s actions in Kashmir reflect the corrosion of its own democracy, argues Pratap Bhanu Mehta, University Professor at Ashoka University. Indian democracy has always been messy, he writes for Foreign Affairs…… Read more »

With Kashmir erased, has India’s democracy ‘died in silence’?

     

  Protests were held in several cities (Reuters) in Pakistan after India revoked the special status of the disputed Jammu and Kashmir region. Islamabad said it will “exercise all possible… Read more »

India’s democracy: cause to be ‘resolutely optimistic’?

     

Recent events in India have provided good reasons to worry for those who admire the country’s secular political traditions and cherish its democratic freedoms, the FT’s Victor Mallet writes in… Read more »

How India can help reverse global retreat of democracy

     

  India has traditionally been reluctant to engage in democracy promotion, notes James Crabtree, an associate professor of practice at the National University of Singapore and author of “The Billionaire… Read more »

India’s multi-religious, poly-ethnic democracy: a model for the future?

     

  India today remains the world’s largest democracy, but it is clearly facing serious threats. While anticorruption measures and economic reforms may be necessary, they are insufficient to ensure that… Read more »