Merhaba Misafir

Authoritarian power and populist resistance


The Indian elections of 2019 have worked to transform the mode of authoritarian power held by the central government through methods of state violence. Through the example of the electoral process in West Bengal, restricted by state intervention and plagued by violence and repression, this article will attempt to critique various stances taken against authoritarianism in postcolonial democratic contexts. It finds that the traditional left has become ineffectual, and that populists lack sufficiently complex critiques to mount a systematic opposition. Hope, however, lies in the potential evolutions of the latter.

Yayınlandığı Kaynak : Turkish Policy Quarterly (TPQ)
  • Yıl : 2019
  • Cilt : 18
  • ISSN : 1303-5754
  • Sayı : 3
  • Sayfa Aralığı : 37-46
  • IO Kayıt No : 102754
  • Yayıncı : Toplumsal Katılım ve Gelişim Vakfı