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Security and development - are they two sides of the same coin? Investigating India's two-pronged policy towards left wing extremism

Basu, I (2011) Security and development - are they two sides of the same coin? Investigating India's two-pronged policy towards left wing extremism Contemporary South Asia, 19 (4). pp. 373-393.

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Abstract

In this article, I investigate India's two-pronged policy approach, which combines security and development intervention to address the root cause and symptoms of left wing extremism. While the two policy sets are meant for two very distinct policy subjects - the angry extremist and the neglected poor - I argue that in renewing state legitimacy against internal dissent, development goals are made to coincide with traditional security concerns for state survival and stability. In this article, I unpack three representations of the problem of left wing extremism - as terrorism, as a parallel regime and as a 'political disorder' - in relation to the particular policy responses they each advocate. Through these three representational frames, the effects that the security imperative has on the idea and practice of development are uncovered. © 2011 Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Politics
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Basu, IUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 15 December 2011
Identification Number : 10.1080/09584935.2010.537745
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Additional Information : This is an Author’s Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Contemporary South Asia (2011), available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/09584935.2010.537745
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 04 Apr 2014 09:38
Last Modified : 09 Jun 2014 13:31
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/765331

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