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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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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

Forthcoming

Arshad Ali
March 31, 2021

This book analyses 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 ...

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

Syed Shahid Hussain Bukhari
September 16, 2020

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 ...

Parliaments in South Asia India, Pakistan and Bangladesh

Parliaments in South Asia: India, Pakistan and Bangladesh

1st Edition

Nizam Ahmed
February 18, 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

Koushiki Dasgupta
December 09, 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

Bidyut Chakrabarty, Bhuwan Kumar Jha
December 02, 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

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

Prem Kumar Vijayan
September 18, 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

Farhat Haq
May 15, 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 ...

India's Constitutional Identity ideological beliefs and preferences

India's Constitutional Identity: ideological beliefs and preferences

1st Edition

Bidyut Chakrabarty
March 05, 2019

An analysis of selective aspects of India’s constitutional identity, this book provides an analytical account of the changing and changed texture of India’s constitutional identity bearing in mind the historical context in which it is articulated. The book conceptualizes the gradual evolution of an...

The Politics of US Aid to Pakistan Aid Allocation and Delivery from Truman to Trump

The Politics of US Aid to Pakistan: Aid Allocation and Delivery from Truman to Trump

1st Edition

Murad Ali
February 05, 2019

This book aims at uncovering the politics behind the provision of US foreign aid to Pakistan during three distinctive periods: the Cold War, the post-Cold War and the "war on terror". Focusing on a comprehensive analysis of aid allocation and delivery mechanisms, this book uncovers the primary ...

The Socio-political Ideas of BR Ambedkar Liberal constitutionalism in a creative mould

The Socio-political Ideas of BR Ambedkar: Liberal constitutionalism in a creative mould

1st Edition

Bidyut Chakrabarty
August 31, 2018

Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (1891–1956), popularly known as Babasaheb stands out for his relentless battle against caste discrimination. He was a voice for the marginalized of India’s demography that remained peripheral due to well-entrenched socio-economic and political prejudices. This book is an ...

The Security State in Pakistan Legal Foundations

The Security State in Pakistan: Legal Foundations

1st Edition

Syed Sami Raza
August 24, 2018

The War on Terror has been going on for over a decade and it shows no signs of winding down in near future, a war which has directly contributed to growing security regimes in frontline states. This book focuses on the legal dimensions of the War on Terror and security in Pakistan. It highlights ...

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