Spatial Variation in the "Muslim Vote" in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, 2014

Congratulations to MSc CI Alumnus (2009-2010) and CSASP Associate Raphael Susewind on the publication of the article "Spatial Variation in the 'Muslim Vote' in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh 2014" in the journal Economic and Political Weekly. The article is co-authored with Raheel Dhattiwala, formerly of Nuffield College.

Raphael tells us:

"In this article, we demonstrate that Muslims' electoral choices vary a lot from constituency to constituency, implying that "vote banks" operate on a much more local level than hitherto assumed. We also explore a few factors that might shape this variation: minority concentration, riot history, and ethnic coordination."