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Centralisme et autoritarisme en Inde. L’abrogation de l’autonomie du Jammu-et-Cachemire

Abstract : Centralism and Authoritarianism in India. The Abrogation of Jammu and Kashmir’s Autonomy -- In August 2019, Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist government removed the constitutionally mandated autonomy of Jammu and Kashmir, the only Muslim-majority state in India. The decision is analyzed in the wake of N. Modi’s triumphant reelection to the office of Prime Minister in May 2019, after a first term which started in 2014. Through the example of Jammu and Kashmir, this article aims to account for the larger socio-political dynamics at work in India that allowed Modi’s government to stay in power despite poor economic results. Last but not least, this paper will try to understand the establishment of a new Hindu political hegemony relying on the government’s centralized and authoritarian power. All of this represents a break with the regime that India chose for itself at Independence.
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Charlotte Thomas. Centralisme et autoritarisme en Inde. L’abrogation de l’autonomie du Jammu-et-Cachemire. 2020. ⟨hal-03391925⟩

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