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From Colonialism to Globalization: State Violence in Modern India

  • Eva-Maria Nag
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Part of the Staat – Souveränität – Nation book series (SSN)

Abstract

This article seeks to provide a brief overview of the history and modes of state violence in modern India, from late colonialism to the emergence of ‘Global India’. The historical analysis helps explain some of the continuities in modes of governance that involve state-driven and state-sanctioned uses of force. It also answers questions about the paradoxes of India's democratic system and a state that routinely demonstrates its political agency and authority through both spontaneous and systematic violence against its citizens.

Keywords

Political Party Social Contract Modern State Indian Constitution State Violence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Government and International AffairsDurham UniversityDurhamUK

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