Ethnic & Racial Studies
A preliminary subnational statistical analysis of violence against Christians in contemporary India, this article suggests that whereas the data provide very little support for simple, demographic explanations of this violence, they do more robustly support theories emphasizing the relative status of ethnic and religious minorities (vis-à-vis majorities) and the perception, among Hindus, that Christians (and other minorities) represent a threat to their numerical, political and economic strength.
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Ethnic & Racial Studies on December 1, 2012, available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1080/01419870.2011.631558.
Bauman, Chad and Leach, Tamara, "Political Competition, Relative Deprivation, and Perceived Threat: A Research Note on Anti-Chrstian Violence in India" Ethnic & Racial Studies / (2012): 2195-2216.
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