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The political consequences of ethnic mapping

Chandhoke, Neera (2005) The political consequences of ethnic mapping. Crisis States Research Centre discussion papers, 14. Crisis States Research Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

This paper contributes to the debate on the causes and consequences of politics that are practised in an 'ethnic' mode. It considers how ethnic identities are constituted and legitimised through the practices of modern states, which are themselves embedded in ethnic categories. It analyses the dynamics of ethnic politics in the context of the formation of linguistic states within the Indian Union in the 1950s and 1960s, with particular reference to Punjab and traces how these reinforced and intensified perceptions of ethnic discrimination from the 1970s onwards.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://www.crisisstates.com/Publications/publicati...
Additional Information: © 2005 Neera Chandhoke
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JC Political theory
Sets: Departments > International Development
Research centres and groups > Crisis States Research Centre
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: 14
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2010 14:44
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/28334/

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