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Am Montag, den 22. Januar 2018 hält Prof. Dr. Nicolas Martin einen Vortrag über "Enforcing political loyalties: Caste, clientelism, corruption and violence around Punjabi elections".

22.01.2018 um 18:00 Uhr

Prof. Dr. Nicolas Martin (Universität Zürich)

Enforcing political loyalties: Caste, clientelism, corruption and violence around Punjabi elections

Scholars have noted that while the Indian state may frequently deny or violate its’ citizens fundamental rights, the one right that it has upheld is people’s right to the free and secret vote. Moreover scholars frequently claim that ordinary voters - Dalits in particular - have broken the chains that once shackled them to their upper caste political overlords. But is the vote in India always free and secret, and is it truly the case that the erosion of caste-based power structures means that everyone can now vote freely? Evidence gathered during the Punjab Block Samiti elections of 2013 suggests not. In this presentation, Nicolas Martin will illustrate some of the mechanisms through which Indian voters can still be monitored and coerced despite the formally secret vote.

Wann?     Montag, 22. Januar 2018 , 18 Uhr
Wo?         Institut für Ethnologie, Oettingenstraße 67, 80538 München
                Raum L155 (Obergeschoss) Lageplan


Für die Veranstaltungsreihe hat Herr Prof. Dr. Martin Sökefeld in diesem Semester ein vielseitiges Programm mit interessanten Themen und ReferentInnen zusammengestellt.

Mehr Informationen über Vorträge Institut für Ethnologie für das Wintersemester 2017/18 finden Sie unter  „Veranstaltungen".