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Routledge Studies in South Asian Politics

About the Series

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.

33 Series Titles

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Security Community in South Asia India - Pakistan

Security Community in South Asia: India - Pakistan

1st Edition

By Muhammad Shoaib Pervez
June 16, 2017

The security relationship between India and Pakistan is generally viewed through a neo-realist approach of International Relations.. Treading on a different path, this book explains the rivalry of these countries by looking at the socio-cultural norms found at two levels, elites versus popular. ...

India's Human Security Lost Debates, Forgotten People, Intractable Challenges

India's Human Security: Lost Debates, Forgotten People, Intractable Challenges

1st Edition

Edited By Jason Miklian, Ashild Kolas
May 18, 2017

India's explosive economic growth and emerging power status make it a key country of interest for policymakers, researchers and scholars within South Asia and around the world. But while many of India's threats and conflicts are strategized and discussed extensively within the confines of security ...

Government and Politics in Sri Lanka Biopolitics and Security

Government and Politics in Sri Lanka: Biopolitics and Security

1st Edition

By A. R. Sriskanda Rajah
May 03, 2017

The island of Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) was one of the few Asian colonies in which the British Empire experimented liberal state-building in the nineteenth century, and where many British colonial officials predicted that the independent state would become a liberal democratic success story. Sri ...

Localizing Governance in India

Localizing Governance in India

1st Edition

By Bidyut Chakrabarty
January 31, 2017

Participatory governance has a long history in India and this book traces historical-intellectual trajectories of participatory governance and how older Western discourses have influenced Indian policymakers. While colonial rulers devolved power to accommodate dissenting voices, for independent ...

Pakistan's Democratic Transition Change and Persistence

Pakistan's Democratic Transition: Change and Persistence

1st Edition

Edited By Ishtiaq Ahmad, Adnan Rafiq
October 14, 2016

Politics in Pakistan has traditionally been understood in the context of civil-military relationship. In May 2013, for the first time in history, Pakistan saw an elected government complete a full term in office and transfer power through the ballot box to another civilian government. In view of ...

US-Pakistan Relations Pakistan’s Strategic Choices in the 1990s

US-Pakistan Relations: Pakistan’s Strategic Choices in the 1990s

1st Edition

By Talat Farooq
July 12, 2016

US foreign policy-making from the end of the Cold War to after 2001 is crucial to understanding the years of strong US engagement with Pakistan that would follow 9/11. This book explains Pakistan’s strategic choices in the 1990s by examining the role of the United States in the shaping of Islamabad...

Public Policy and Governance in Bangladesh Forty Years of Experience

Public Policy and Governance in Bangladesh: Forty Years of Experience

1st Edition

Edited By Nizam Ahmed
June 23, 2016

Good policies are an important prerequisite of good governance, and any effort to change one is likely to affect the other. In emerging democracies, such as Bangladesh, a redefinition of roles and responsibilities of different actors in the policy and governing process can be noticed. This book ...

Nepal and the Geo-Strategic Rivalry between China and India

Nepal and the Geo-Strategic Rivalry between China and India

1st Edition

By Sanjay Upadhya
July 31, 2015

The importance of the Himalayan state of Nepal has been obscured by the international campaign to free Tibet and the vicissitudes of the Sino-Indian rivalry. This book presents the history of Nepal’s domestic politics and foreign relations from ancient to modern times. Analysing newly declassified ...

Refugees and Borders in South Asia The Great Exodus of 1971

Refugees and Borders in South Asia: The Great Exodus of 1971

1st Edition

By Antara Datta
July 16, 2015

The crisis in East Pakistan in 1971, which preceded the birth of Bangladesh, led to ten million refugees crossing the border into India. This book argues that this massive influx of refugees within a few short months changed ideas about citizenship and belonging in South Asia. The book looks at how...

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