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Ethnic Conflict and Civic Life: Hindus and Muslims in India / Edition 2
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Ethnic Conflict and Civic Life: Hindus and Muslims in India / Edition 2

by Ashutosh Varshney
 

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ISBN-10: 0300100132

ISBN-13: 9780300100136

Pub. Date: 04/28/2003

Publisher: Yale University Press

This timely book, updated for the paperback edition, examines how civic ties between Hindus and Muslims in different Indian cities serve to contain, or even prevent, ethnic violence. It is of interest not only to South Asian scholars and policymakers but also to those studying multiethnic societies in other areas of the world.
“An outstanding work of

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This timely book, updated for the paperback edition, examines how civic ties between Hindus and Muslims in different Indian cities serve to contain, or even prevent, ethnic violence. It is of interest not only to South Asian scholars and policymakers but also to those studying multiethnic societies in other areas of the world.
“An outstanding work of social science, one of the most important studies of ethnic violence to appear in many years.”—Samuel P. Huntington, author of The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order
“An important breakthrough in understanding the problem of ethnic conflict globally.”—Robert Putnam, author of Bowling Alone, as quoted in the New York Times
“A lasting contribution to our understanding of how to tackle the roots of communal violence in India.”—Radha Kumar, Foreign Affairs
“Scholars have hailed [Varshney’s] book as a major breakthrough, while the United Nations has already adopted his method to study Muslim-Christian violence in Indonesia.”—New York Times
“A timely, groundbreaking study.”—Kenneth J. Cooper, Boston Globe
"Impressive. . . . Varshney’s findings are intuitively satisfying and also useful. It was a pleasure to discover work so uniformingly rigorous and admirable in its theory, methodology, empiricism, and ethnicality."—Rick A. Eden, The Key Reporter

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300100136
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface....................vii
Part I Arguments and Theories 1 Introduction....................3
2 Why Civil Society? Ethnic Conflict and the Existing Traditions of Inquiry....................23
Part II The National Level 3 Competing National Imaginations....................55
4 Hindu-Muslim Riots, 1950-1995: The National Picture....................87
Part III Local Variations Aligarh and Calicut: Internal and External Cleavages 5 Aligarh and Calicut: Civic Life and Its Political Foundations....................119
6 Vicious and Virtuous Circles....................149
Hyderabad and Lucknow: Elite Integration Versus Mass Integration 7 Princely Resistance to Civil Society....................171
8 Hindu Nationalists as Bridge Builders?....................201
Ahmedabad and Surat: How Civic Institutions Decline 9 Gandhi and Civil Society 219 10 Decline of a Civic Order and Communal Violence....................239
11 Endogeneity? Of Causes and Consequences....................262
Part IV Conclusions 12 Ethnic Conflict, the State, and Civil Society....................281
Appendix A Questionnaire for the Project on Hindu-Muslim Relations in India....................301
Appendix B Data Entry Protocol for the Riot Database....................309
Appendix C Regression Results: Hindu-Muslim Riots, 1950-1995....................314
Notes 319 Index 373

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