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Plutocratic populism in neoliberal India

Sethuraman, Venkatanarayanan (2021) Plutocratic populism in neoliberal India. South Asia @ LSE (27 Dec 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Populist politics has seen a worldwide resurgence in electoral democracies. Focusing on India, Venkatanarayanan S. argues that while populist slogans and strategies may help political parties win elections, it evidently does not lead to the upliftment of the less privileged; on the contrary, despite promises of upholding the interests of the many, populist governments often end up collaborating with corporate bodies who fund political parties, thereby perpetuating the capitalist system at the cost of benefiting the common people on whose votes they had come to power.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/southasia/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2022 10:09
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2022 10:09
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/113285

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