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Ashutosh Varshney

Journal of Democracy

How India's Ruling Party Erodes Democracy

October 18, 2022

Director of the Center for Contemporary South Asia Ashutosh Varshney recently published a paper in The Journal of Democracy titled, "How India's Ruling Party Erodes Democracy."

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India@75: The waning (written by Ashutosh Varshney)

August 19, 2022 The Indian Express

In an article for The Indian Express, Director of the Saxena Center for Contemporary South Asia Ashutosh Varshney explains how national integration and commitment to democracy have been weakening in India. 

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Democracy in Hard Places

India's Democratic Longevity and its Troubled Trajectory

August 18, 2022

Director of the Center for Contemporary South Asia Ashutosh Varshney recently published a 17,000-word paper on "India's Democratic Longevity and its Troubled Trajectory" in  Democracy in Hard Places, edited by Scott Mainwaring and Tarek Masoud.

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Electoral democracy vs constitutional democracy: Post-poll lessons

March 12, 2022 Indian Express

Ashutosh Varshney discusses BJP's massive victory in four state elections, including UP, the biggest and most vital, he argues. Varshney asks whether India's electoral democracy, vibrant and free, is coming increasingly in conflict with India's Constitution.

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Jim Crow Hindutva (written by Ashutosh Varshney)

October 19, 2021 Indian Express

In this piece, Ashutosh Varshney makes a comparitive analysis between the historical American period known as the Jim Crow South and the current state of Hindu nationalism. 

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