ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Perils of a Patronage Democracy

Muzaffarnagar Riots

Clientelistic politics is fuelling the current upsurge of communal violence in Uttar Pradesh. When the channels that provide access to state resources are organised around social divisions, the potential power-shifts that elections bring about provide ample motivation for political elites as well as common voters to mobilise.



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