January 5, 2018
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Covers protest and political activity around Babri Masjid (mosque) in Ayodhya
Does democracy intensify or moderate ethnic/religious differences?
How can minority groups receive protections in a democracy?
Do political parties stir up ethnic/religious conflicts?
Do political parties make electoral gains from conflict?
What kinds of constitutional arrangements make ethnic/religious conflict more or less likely?
Blakeslee (2014) looks at effect of location on Yatra Route on:
Finds more riots in places on the route…
…even when comparing MP constituencies
y: 1991 BJP % | x: 1989 BJP % | lines: average yatra/non-yatra