KEYNOTE ADDRESS - India: Stagnation and Nationalism in a Political Economy Frame
This lecture will examine the twin crisis afflicting Indian politics. On the one hand India is once again experiencing relative economic stagnation. On the other hand, the Indian constitutional project is being put in deep jeopardy by a rising tide of nationalism. This lecture will examine the political economy roots of this twin crisis and the possible connections between them. It will explore possible pathways Indian politics takes from this moment. The lecture will also place the Indian crisis in comparative perspective.