RRBM Honor Roll

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Nature of the publicationJournal article
Title of the publicationFear and violence as organizational strategies: The possibility of a Derridean lens to analyze extra-judicial police violence
Journal name/Book publisherJournal of Business Ethics

Governments and majoritarian political formations often present police violence as nationalist media spectacles, which marginalize the rights of the accused and normalize the discourse of majoritarian nationalism. In this study, we explore the public discourse of how the State and political actors repeatedly labeled a college-going student Ishrat Jahan, who died in a stage-managed police killing in India in 2004, as a terrorist. We draw from Derrida’s ethics of unconditional hospitality to show that while police violence is aimed at constructing safety for the cultural majority, in reality, it reveals discourses of anxiety and precariousness. The unethicality of police violence lies in the enlargement of recognition in vicariously blaming the person who has been killed for being involved in several terror attacks. We show that police violence is premised on the temporal structure of majoritarian nationalism, the prevalence of gender inequity, and the call to breach the secular framework of law.

Author #1Srinath Jagannathan
Affiliation Author #1Indian Institute of Management Indore
Author #2Rajnish Rai
Affiliation Author #2Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
Author #3Christophe Jaffrelot
Affiliation Author #3SciencesPo, Paris