Dan Slater, Ronald and Eileen Weiser Professor of Emerging Democracies and professor of political science, co-authored an article for Foreign Affairs titled, "Why Religious Tolerance Won in Indonesia but Lost in India: It Turns Out Pluralistic Nationalism Isn’t Enough." Along with Maya Tudor, associate professor of government and public policy at Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government, he assesses the recent elections in India and Indonesia. Both elections involved religious and nationalist platforms, but the outcomes were different, which can be attributed to a variety of factors including candidates on the ballot and the connection between religion and national identity. Read the full article here.
Dan Slater specializes in the politics and history of enduring dictatorships and emerging democracies, with a regional focus on Southeast Asia. His research interests include comparative politics, international relations, world politics, and methodology.