Prof. Ganguly's article, India Under Modi: Threats to Pluralism, has been published in the January 2019 issue of the Journal of Democracy.
Political liberalism in India is now under assault. The current right-of-center government, dominated by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), appears intent on transforming India's pluralistic, open, and secular state into an ethnic and illiberal democracy. To that end it has sought to place ideologues in key governmental institutions, attempted to curtail academic freedoms at a leading university, and made efforts to curb an otherwise feisty mass media. A weak political opposition, which had in any case failed to demonstrate much mettle when in government prior to the BJP's 2014 electoral victory, now appears utterly incapable of stemming this illiberal tide. As a consequence, India's future as a liberal democracy appears to be at some risk.
Neil DeVotta and I are at it again! In a recent article Foreign Policy, we detail the erosion of Sri Lanka's democracy and its current constitutional crisis. Check it out!
Neil DeVotta and I weighed in on the weakening of democracy in Sri Lanka. Our U.S. News article offers crucial commentary on the situation.
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