Faculty Research Forum: Internal Security in India


Mon Feb 13 2023 at 12:15 pm to 01:45 pm


Johns Hopkins University - School of Advanced International Studies | Washington, DC

SAIS Professor Devesh Kapur will discuss his new book "Internal Security in India: Violence, Order" with Professor Eugene Finkel
About this Event

Maintaining order and containing violence are fundamental responsibilities of any government. Yet, developing countries find this task especially challenging. Since Independence, the Indian state has grappled with a variety of internal security challenges, including insurgencies, terrorist attacks, caste and communal violence, riots, and electoral violence. Their toll has claimed more lives than all of India's five external wars put together. In Internal Security in India, Amit Ahuja, Devesh Kapur, and a cast of leading scholars on the subject analyze how the Indian State has managed the core concern of internal security over time and address three broad questions: How well has India contained violence and preserved order? How have the approaches and capacity of the State evolved to attain these twin objectives? And what implications does the Indian State's approach towards internal security have for civil liberties and the quality of democracy? A major reinterpretation of order and internal security in India, this book sheds light on an underanalyzed issue of global import given the changing nature of threats that states face.

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Johns Hopkins University - School of Advanced International Studies, 1740 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, United States

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