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State, violence, and legitimacy in India (2019)

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Abstract

How do people respond to a state that is violent towards its own citizens? In this text, this question is answered by studying responses to police violence in Delhi and to army violence in the context of a secessionist movement in Assam. Evidence from both the field-sites indicates towards acceptance of the state, though it may be slow and flickering, based on own rationalities of the subjects or contextual.

Keywords

Political violence, Police brutality, Democracy, India

Languages

English

Publisher

Oxford University Press

ISBN

9780199092031

Edition

First edition

DOI

10.1093/oso/9780199485550.001.0001

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