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1st Edition

South Asia in a Globalising World
A Reconstructed Regional Geography

ISBN 9780130259479
Published February 18, 2002 by Routledge
300 Pages

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Book Description

A comprehensive introduction to the important economic, social and political processes and development issues in this extremely popular region. South Asia provides one of the world's most challenging development contexts and The authors take a different approach to most traditional development texts, making the latest research teacher friendly and presenting material in an accessible manner for non-specialists.

Table of Contents

Part 1 - Introducing South Asia
Part 2 - Environmental Challenges
Political ecology of large irrigation shemes in India & Nepal
Environment, development and South Asia's adivasi population
Squatter settlements, housing and urban sustainability in Pakistan
Part 3 - Geopolitics of Development
Transforming ideologies of development
Democracy, decentralisation and regional development
Depoliticising development? NGOs, participation and empowerment
Nation-spaces, protest and resistance in Sri Lanka
Part 4 - Social Inequality & Social Change
Caste and the reproduction of social inequality
Development discourse and poverty in Sri Lanka

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