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Routledge Studies in South Asian Politics


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This series is concerned with recent political developments in the region. It will have a range of different approaches and include both single authored monographs and edited volumes covering issues such as international relations, foreign intervention, security, democracy, political economy, ideology and public policy.

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Extremism and Counter-Extremism Narratives in Pakistan An Analysis of Narrative Building

Extremism and Counter-Extremism Narratives in Pakistan: An Analysis of Narrative Building

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Sadia Nasir
May 19, 2023

The book provides an extensive analysis of extremism, extremist narratives and counter-narratives and their role in consolidating exclusive religious, cultural and social identities in Pakistan. Focusing on the construction and institutionalization of extremist tendencies, the book studies the ...

The Politics of Terrorism and Counterterrorism in Bangladesh

The Politics of Terrorism and Counterterrorism in Bangladesh

1st Edition

Edited By Saimum Parvez, Mohammad Sajjadur Rahman
December 30, 2022

This book examines contemporary issues and debates of terrorism in Bangladesh, including national and transnational terrorist outfits operating within the country, their narratives and counternarratives, ideologues, women and the youth, media representation, counterterrorism laws, and challenges. ...

The Rise and Decline of the Insurgency in Pakistan’s FATA

The Rise and Decline of the Insurgency in Pakistan’s FATA

1st Edition

By Shahzad Akhtar
December 16, 2022

This book analyzes the emergence, rise, and decline of insurgency by the Pakistani Taliban in Pakistan’s North-Western region, also known as Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). It provides a detailed account of the rise and decline of the FATA insurgency and also examines aftereffects of ...

Democratic Governance in Bangladesh Dilemmas of Governing

Democratic Governance in Bangladesh: Dilemmas of Governing

1st Edition

By Nizam Ahmed
December 07, 2022

This book explores the role of government in the governing process of Bangladesh. It primarily focuses on the dilemmas and constraints faced by the successive democratic governments elected since the early 1990s.   Bangladesh has had a new democratic beginning since the early 1990s and formally ...

Pakistan’s Security and the India–US Strategic Partnership Nuclear Politics and Security Competition

Pakistan’s Security and the India–US Strategic Partnership: Nuclear Politics and Security Competition

1st Edition

By Syed Shahid Hussain Bukhari
September 16, 2022

This book explores the relationship between the developing India–US strategic Partnership and Pakistan’s security. It assesses India and the US's areas of cooperation to show that the partnership will bring drastic changes for India’s military capabilities and modernization of its forces. The ...

Pakistan’s National Security Approach and Post-Cold War Security Uneasy Co-existence

Pakistan’s National Security Approach and Post-Cold War Security: Uneasy Co-existence

1st Edition

By Arshad Ali
March 31, 2021

This book analyzes the paradox that despite being a national security state, Pakistan has become even more insecure in the post-Cold War era. It provides an in-depth analysis of Pakistan’s foreign and security policies and their implications for the overall state and society. The book identifies ...

Parliaments in South Asia India, Pakistan and Bangladesh

Parliaments in South Asia: India, Pakistan and Bangladesh

1st Edition

By Nizam Ahmed
February 20, 2020

This book explores the development, decline and resurgence of parliaments in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Although the three parliaments formally have a common origin and follow almost similar rules and procedures, substantial variations can be observed in their behavior. By analyzing the ...

Electoral Politics and Hindu Nationalism in India The Bharatiya Jana Sangh, 1951–1971

Electoral Politics and Hindu Nationalism in India: The Bharatiya Jana Sangh, 1951–1971

1st Edition

By Koushiki Dasgupta
December 10, 2019

This book analyses the rise and growth of the Hindu nationalist party Bharatiya Jana Sangh in post independent India, tracking the electoral journey of the party from 1951 to 1971. Offering a comprehensive analysis of the party Bharatiya Jana Sangh - its origin, ideas and electoral performances in...

Hindu Nationalism in India Ideology and Politics

Hindu Nationalism in India: Ideology and Politics

1st Edition

By Bidyut Chakrabarty, Bhuwan Jha
November 28, 2019

This book offers an in-depth study of right-wing politics in India by analysing the shifting ideologies of Hindu nationalism and its evolution in the late nineteenth century through to twenty-first century. The authors provide a thorough overview of the chronological evolution of Hindu nationalist ...

Government and NGOs in South Asia Local Collaboration in Bangladesh

Government and NGOs in South Asia: Local Collaboration in Bangladesh

1st Edition

By Mohammad Jahangir Hossain Mojumder, Pranab Kumar Panday
November 27, 2019

This book analyses efforts of Bangladeshi government and NGOs to strengthen local governance, and identifies the challenges posed by collaboration with NGOs. Presenting a dominantly qualitative study, the analysis explores whether engagement between the Sharique project to strengthen local ...

Gender and Hindu Nationalism Understanding Masculine Hegemony

Gender and Hindu Nationalism: Understanding Masculine Hegemony

1st Edition

By Prem Kumar Vijayan
September 11, 2019

This book presents an innovative approach to gender, nationalism, and the relations between them, and analyses the broader social base of Hindu nationalist organisation to understand the growth of 'Hindutva', or Hindu nationalism, in India. Arguing that Hindu nationalist thought and predilections ...

Sharia and the State in Pakistan Blasphemy Politics

Sharia and the State in Pakistan: Blasphemy Politics

1st Edition

By Farhat Haq
May 16, 2019

This book analyses the formulation, interpretation and implementation of sharia in Pakistan and its relationship with the Pakistani state whilst addressing the complexity of sharia as a codified set of laws. Drawing on insights from Islamic studies, anthropology and legal studies to examine the ...

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