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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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Human Rights Violations in Kashmir

Human Rights Violations in Kashmir

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Piotr Balcerowicz, Agnieszka Kuszewska
January 21, 2022

The book is a comprehensive study on human rights in Kashmir in relation to the dynamics of Indo-Pakistani policies, providing a structured and interdisciplinary approach to the subject. Whilst surveying some of the most appalling case studies of human rights abuses, the book offers a methodical ...

Kashmir in India and Pakistan Policies

Kashmir in India and Pakistan Policies

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Piotr Balcerowicz, Agnieszka Kuszewska
January 21, 2022

This book examines the complex political structures of Pakistan and India that determine both the Kashmir conflict and the geostrategic environment underpinning it. Providing comprehensive knowledge on both historical and contemporary dynamics of Indo-Pakistani policies and relations, this book ...

Law and Conflict Resolution in Kashmir

Law and Conflict Resolution in Kashmir

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Piotr Balcerowicz, Agnieszka Kuszewska
January 21, 2022

This book provides analysis of the legal status of territories of the former Princely State of Jammu and Kashmir, considering potential opportunities for Kashmir conflict resolution. Containing a detailed survey of relevant legislation and international documents, chapters throughout this book ...

Islam and Democracy in the Maldives Interrogating Reformist Islam’s Role in Politics

Islam and Democracy in the Maldives: Interrogating Reformist Islam’s Role in Politics

1st Edition

By Azim Zahir
November 30, 2021

This book examines Islam’s relationship to democratization in the Indian Ocean nation of the Maldives. It explores how and why an electoral democracy based in a constitution that has many liberal features but also Islam-based limitations, especially lack of religious freedom, emerged in the country...

Political Theory and South Asian Counter-Narratives

Political Theory and South Asian Counter-Narratives

1st Edition

By Maidul Islam
September 29, 2021

This book evaluates the promise of human progress and secularism in grand political narratives of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, comparing counter-narratives of South Asia within the context of a fast-changing twenty-first century. The book embraces a broad range of sources and theoretical...

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 ...

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, 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

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 Kumar 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 ...

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