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Substate Populism and the Challenge to the Centre in Post-Riot Asian Contexts

Author(s): Vera Heuer, Brent Hierman

In: Journal of Peacebuilding and Development, Vol 13, No 3, 2018, pp. 40-54

The article compares Narendra Modi (when Chief Minister of Gujurat, India, after deadly anti-Muslim riots) with the Mayor of Osh in Kyrgystan after the 2010 Kyrgyz attacks on Uzbeks, to examine the use of populist rhetoric to cement local political support and undermine external attempts at reconciliation.