Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Majoritarian StateHow Hindu Nationalism is Changing India$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Angana P. Chatterji, Thomas Blom Hansen, and Christophe Jaffrelot

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190078171

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190078171.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 09 December 2021

Can Modi and the BJP Achieve and Sustain Hegemony?

Can Modi and the BJP Achieve and Sustain Hegemony?

(p.117) 6 Can Modi and the BJP Achieve and Sustain Hegemony?
Majoritarian State

James Manor

Oxford University Press

This chapter analyses Modi’s quest and strategy for hegemony in the Indian political landscape. Firstly, it highlights the gulf between the promises and performance of the Modi Government taking into account the state of the economy, primarily high unemployment, poverty and the agrarian crisis exacerbated by decisions like demonetization. It also explores the projection of Modi’s personality, tough stance on corruption and inadequate action on Hindu vigilante groups as the tenets of his rise to power. However, a patchy economic record coupled with the aspirational and sophisticated voter leaves Modi with the option to achieve hegemony by polarizing the electorate. If history is any indication, polarization is an unsuitable tactic.

Keywords:   Hegemony, Unemployment, Economy, Polarization, Promises, Corruption, Modi

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .