Pakistan: Voting Under Military Tutelage

Article
January 2019

With its recent electoral turnover of power, Pakistan seemingly passed a milestone of democratic consolidation. But beneath the surface, power remains where it long has been—with the military.

India Under Modi: The Establishment Overreacts

Article
January 2019

Charges that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party threaten liberal-democratic safeguards are best understood as the overheated reaction of an insular elite that is still struggling to come to terms with its democratic displacement from power.

India Under Modi: Threats to Pluralism

Article
January 2019

In the world’s largest democracy, liberalism is in retreat, as evidenced by a pattern of assaults on minorities, press freedom, and the independence of key cultural and intellectual institutions.

Enrolling India

Article
July 2018

A review of How India Became Democratic: Citizenship and the Making of the Universal Franchise by Ornit Shani.

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