majoritarianism


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ma·jor·i·tar·i·an·ism

 (mə-jôr′ĭ-târ′ē-ə-nĭz′əm, -jŏr′-)
n.
Rule by simple numerical majority in an organized group.

majoritarianism

(məˌdʒɒrɪˈtɛərɪəˌnɪzəm)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a form of democracy which upholds the rule of the majority
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He maintained that the rulers from Delhi were drunk in power and arrogance of majoritarianism and they had snatched away all percepts of humanity, ethics, and democracy.
He was sure that after the making of Pakistan, there will be little threat to India from the Muslim fundamentalists but he had a fear of Hindu majoritarianism. He therefore said:
MUSCULAR nationalism, majoritarianism and populism are the most definite manifestations of the fascist ideology that now seems to be on the rise in various parts of the world.
By contrast, Modi has bet on Hindu chauvinism and majoritarianism with great successes.
I have discussed the Hindu majoritarianism in India in a number of articles.
NEW DELHI: With majoritarianism in India ascendant, and rising insecurity among Muslims, a group of likeminded people belonging to non-Muslim communities celebrated Eid on Wednesday, to express solidarity and to assert the importance of communal harmony in the country.
The landslide victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the recent Indian parliamentary elections screams blatant majoritarianism that is the reality of a new India.
He said his form of illiberal democracy disdained toleration of minorities, believed in strong forms of majoritarianism, rejected checks and balances, and believed in nationalism and separatism.
This is to take majoritarianism to yet another level.
Worse, he seems to believe that autocratic majoritarianism could serve as the basis for EU solidarity.
In recent times, the target for majoritarianism has been Muslims and Christians.
A touch of Hindu majoritarianism dictated her offensive on Sikh extremism.