Current challenges to multinational federalism in India

Adeney, Katharine and Bhattacharyya, Harihar (2018) Current challenges to multinational federalism in India. Regional and Federal Studies, 28 (4). pp. 409-425. ISSN 1743-9434

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India’s multinational federation has experienced multiple challenges in the last 25 years, relating to the rise of coalition politics and the process of economic liberalisation, both of which have increased the power of some of the states of the federation at the expense of others. The internal borders of India continue to be restructured, with the latest state, Telangana, created in 2014. India is often seen as a successful multinational federation but it is important to recognise the limitations of this success, as well as the areas where the rise of an aggressive Hindu nationalism poses a powerful threat to India’s multinational federal democracy.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Regional and Federal Studies on 22/05/2018, available online:
Keywords: India; Federalism; Ethnic conflict; Ethnofederalism; Multinational federalism
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
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Depositing User: Adeney, Katharine
Date Deposited: 04 May 2018 09:29
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 19:43

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