A new India, a new China? The politics of Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping

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Since the mid-twentieth century, Asia’s two giants have represented alternative models of political modernity. The dramatic political rise of Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping, two self-avowed strongmen, has seen remarkable changes in the aims, structure and exercise of power in both regimes. This seminar examines striking commonalities and the ramifications of these historic developments.

Speaker: Sanjay Ruparelia, Jarislowsky Democracy Chair, Ryerson University

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