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Votes and violence : electoral competition and ethnic riots in India

Author: Steven Wilkinson
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Series: Cambridge studies in comparative politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Wilkinson
ISBN: 0521536057 9780521536059 9780521829168 052182916X
OCLC Number: 125406501
Notes: Originally published: Electoral competition and ethnic riots in India. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Description: xiii, 293 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: List of figures; List of tables; Acknowledgments; 1. The electoral incentives for ethnic violence; 2. Explaining town-level variation in Hindu-Muslim violence; 3. State capacity explanations for Hindu-Muslim violence; 4. The consociational explanation for Hindu-Muslim violence; 5. The electoral incentives for Hindu-Muslim violence; 6. Party competition and Hindu-Muslim violence; 7. The electoral incentives for ethnic violence in comparative perspective; 8. Democracy and ethnic violence; Appendices; References; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in comparative politics.
Other Titles: Electoral competition and ethnic riots in India
Responsibility: Steven I. Wilkinson.
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