The Resource Ethnic conflict and civic life : Hindus and Muslims in India, Ashutosh Varshney

Ethnic conflict and civic life : Hindus and Muslims in India, Ashutosh Varshney

Label
Ethnic conflict and civic life : Hindus and Muslims in India
Title
Ethnic conflict and civic life
Title remainder
Hindus and Muslims in India
Statement of responsibility
Ashutosh Varshney
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What kinds of civic ties between different ethnic communities can contain, or even prevent, ethnic violence? This book draws on new research on Hindu-Muslim conflict in India to address this important question. Ashutosh Varshney examines three pairs of Indian cities, one city in each pair with a history of communal violence, the other with a history of relative communal harmony, to discern why violence between Hindus and Muslims occurs in some situations but not in others. His findings will be of strong interest to scholars, politicians, and policymakers of South Asia, but the implications of his study have theoretical and practical relevance for a broad range of multiethnic societies in other areas of the world as well. The book focuses on the networks of civic engagement that bring Hindu and Muslim urban communities together. Strong associational forms of civic engagement, such as integrated business organisations, trade unions, political parties, and professional associations, are able to control outbreaks of ethnic violence, Varshney shows. Vigorous and communally integrated associational life can serve as an agent of peace by restraining those, including powerful politicians, who would polarize Hindus and Muslims along communal lines
Cataloging source
COO
Dewey number
954/.0088/2971
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • charts
Index
index present
LC call number
DS422.C64
LC item number
V37 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Ethnic conflict and civic life : Hindus and Muslims in India, Ashutosh Varshney
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-371) and index
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
PART I: ARGUMENTS AND THEORIES: Introduction -- Why civil society? Ethnic conflict and the existing traditions of inquiry -- PART II: THE NATIONAL LEVEL: Competing national imaginations -- Hindu-Muslim riots, 1950-1995: the national picture -- PART III: LOCAL VARIATIONS: "ALIGARH AND CALICUT: INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL CHEAVAGES": Aligarh and Calicut: civic life and its political foundations -- Vicious and virtuous circles -- "HYDERABAD AND LUCKNOW: ELITE INTEGRATION VERSUS MASS INTEGRATION": Gandhi and civil society -- Decline of a civic order and communal violence -- Endogeneity? Of causes and consequences -- PART IV: CONCLUSIONS: Ethnic conflict, the state, and civil society -- Appendix A: Questionnaire for the Project on Hindu-Muslim relations in India -- Appendix B: Data entry protocol for the riot database -- Appendix C: Regression results: Hindu-Muslim riots, 1950-1995
Control code
ocn191952617
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 382 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300127942
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, charts
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22573/ctt111nt5
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.b24276996
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)191952617
  • pebcs0300127944

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