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By Neera Chandhoke

Democracy and political violence can not often be thought of conceptual siblings, at the very least first and foremost sight. Democracy permits humans to course their aspirations, calls for, and expectancies of the kingdom via peaceable tools; violence works outdoors those prescribed and institutionalized channels in public areas, within the streets, within the forests and in inhospitable terrains. yet can dedicated democrats manage to pay for to disregard the truth that violence has turn into a regimen approach of doing politics in international locations akin to India?

By exploring the concept that of political violence from the viewpoint of serious political conception, Neera Chandhoke investigates its nature, justification and contradictions. She makes use of the case examine of Maoist revolutionaries in India to globalize and relocate the talk along questions of social injustice, exploitation, oppression and imperfect democracies. As such, this is often a huge and much-needed contribution to the discussion surrounding progressive violence.

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