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dc.contributor.advisorChatterjee, Anshu
dc.contributor.advisorKapur, Samir.
dc.contributor.authorBusch, Carsten.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:42:57Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:42:57Z
dc.date.issued2009-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/4765
dc.description.abstractThe Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is one of the few Indian political parties which contest nationwide. Its Hindu nationalistic appeal changed over time. In 1998, the BJP gained power and formed a coalition to rule India. Against some expectations, it did not transfer its Hindu nationalistic ideology into practice when it came to domestic and international politics. This thesis answers the question of which factors affected the behavior of the BJP and influenced the BJP's policy. It argues that the BJP did not change its basic Hindu nationalistic character. It is still a political party with nationalistic party identity. But, political diversity of India led to an adjustment of enforceable political goals and the development of a flexible policy to gain political power. India's federal system, in combination with the trend towards factionalism, led to the necessity of coalition building among political parties. Thus, even the BJP had to use tactical shifts to partly moderate its rhetoric, along with other strategies in different states, to build coalitions with different political parties.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/thepolicyofbhara109454765
dc.format.extentx, 135 p. ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.subject.lcshNationalismen_US
dc.subject.lcshHindutvaen_US
dc.subject.lcshHinduismen_US
dc.titleThe policy of the Bharatiya Janata Party, 1980 and 2008 possible influence of Hindu nationalism on Indian politicsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.description.serviceGerman Air Force author.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc424584276
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studiesen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
etd.verifiednoen_US
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