This book describes the countries of South Asia, and examines the reason for their successes and failures. It addresses the interrelationships among the states in the region and their roles in the international system, and discusses the political development of the region.
Table of Contents
Preface to the Seventh Edition -- Introduction -- India -- Political Culture and Heritage: A Changing Political Culture -- State Institutions and Changing Political Dynamics -- Shifting Perspectives About Political Parties and Political Leaders -- Groups and Multiple Demands on the System -- Conflict Management -- Modernization and Development with Indian Characteristics -- Pakistan -- Political Culture and Heritage -- Constitutional Structure -- Political Parties and Political Leaders -- Conflict and Mediation -- Policy Issues -- Problems and Prospects -- Bangladesh -- Political Culture and Heritage -- Government Institutions -- Elections, Parties, and Interest Groups -- Conflicts and Resolution -- Modernization and Development: Prospects and Problems -- Sri Lanka -- Political Culture and Heritage -- Government Structure -- Political Parties and Interest Groups -- Conflict Mediation: Ethnic and Political Conflict -- The Search for Prosperity -- Modernization and Development: Prospects and Problems -- Nepal -- Political Heritage and Culture -- Political Institutions and Governmental Processes -- Political Parties, Elections, and Leaders -- Class and Identity Conflicts -- Modernization and Development: Problems and Prospects -- South Asia -- The Future: South Asia as a Region and a Player in the World System -- Statistical Appendix
Charles Kennedy, Ashok Kapur, Mahendra Lawoti