Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Contemporary South Asia

By Numbers Alone - Varshney in the Indian Express

August 19, 2019

In his August 19, 2019 Indian Express article, Ashutosh Varshney invokes four elements of democratic theory -- electoral/parliamentary majorities, minority protection, constitutionalism, political ethics -- to make the case that India's decision to alter the status of Kashmir satisfied only the first principle.  In the end, it became an example of electorally enabled brute majoritarianism. Read the full article