South Asian Politics Products

  • Gender, Development and the State in India

    By Carole Spary

    Gender, Development and the State in India offers an original contribution in two ways: firstly as an explicitly gender-focused study of the politics of development policy-making in India, and secondly, as an empirical study of the Indian case which rarely finds mention in the gender mainstreaming…

    Hardback – 2016-03-01 
    Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series

  • The Territories and States of India 2016

    3rd Edition

    This invaluable collection of information provides an in-depth guide to the regional dimension of the politics and economy of this vast and complex country. Incomparable in its coverage, which includes a detailed chronology for India as a whole, a bibliography, contact details for leading officials…

    Hardback – 2016-02-18 
    Europa Territories of the World series

  • Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Bangladesh

    Edited by Ali Riaz, Mohammad Sajjadur Rahman

    In the past decade, Bangladesh has achieved significant social and economic progress. Despite high population density, a limited natural-resource base, underdeveloped infrastructure, frequent natural disasters and political uncertainty, the country has recorded positive developments in terms of…

    Hardback – 2016-02-05 

  • Mahatma Gandhi and the Indian Constitution

    By Narendra Chapalgaonker

    Why did the Constituent Assembly of India discard Mahatma Gandhi’s concept of constitutional structure that gave prominence to villages, and prefer parliamentary democracy instead? Why did the self-sufficient and self-governing village of his dream not find a place in India’s political edifice?…

    Hardback – 2016-01-28 
    Routledge India

  • Islamic NGOs in Bangladesh

    Development, Piety and Neoliberal governmentality

    By Mohammad Musfequs Salehin

    NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) have emerged in both a development and aid capacity in Bangladesh, providing wide-reaching public services to the country’s population living in extreme poverty. However, resistance to and limitations of NGO-led development - which in conjunction with…

    Hardback – 2016-01-25 
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Politics of the 'Other' in India and China

    Western Concepts in Non-Western Contexts

    Edited by Lion Koenig, Bidisha Chaudhuri

    The social sciences have been heavily influenced by modernization theory, focusing on issues of economic growth, political development and social change, in order to develop a predictive model of linear progress for developing countries following a Western prototype. Under this hegemonic paradigm…

    Hardback – 2016-01-21 
    Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

  • Populism and Power

    Farmers’ movement in western India, 1980--2014

    By D. N. Dhanagare

    This book traces the entire trajectory of the farmers’ movement in Western India, especially Maharashtra, from the 1980s to the present day. It reveals the fundamental contradictions between populism as an ideology and as political power within the democratic state structure. The volume highlights…

    Hardback – 2016-01-21 
    Routledge India

  • China–India Relations

    Cooperation and conflict

    Edited by Kanti Bajpai, Jing Huang, Kishore Mahbubani

    The question of whether China and India can cooperate is at the core of global geopolitics. As the two countries grow their economies, the potential for conflict is no longer simply a geopolitical one based on relative power, influence and traditional quarrels over land boundaries. This book…

    Hardback – 2015-12-18 
    Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

  • Democratisation of Myanmar

    By Nehginpao Kipgen

    This topical book studies the process of democratic transition in Myanmar. It outlines the factors that contributed to the political transition in the country and the circumstances in which the transition from military rule of nearly five decades to democracy took place. The author shows how…

    Hardback – 2015-12-14 
    Routledge India

  • Claiming India from Below

    Activism and democratic transformation

    Edited by Vipul Mudgal

    Going beyond electoral politics and government, this volume broadens the scope of the functioning of democracy in India, and explores citizens’ role in the implementation of public policy. It looks at the ways in which extra-parliamentary power monitoring devices such as public institutions,…

    Hardback – 2015-12-04 
    Routledge India

  • India's Naval Strategy and Asian Security

    Edited by Anit Mukherjee, C. Raja Mohan

    This book examines India’s naval strategy within the context of Asian regional security. Amidst the intensifying geopolitical contestation in the waters of Asia, this book investigates the growing strategic salience of the Indian Navy. Delhi’s expanding economic and military strength has generated…

    Hardback – 2015-11-23
    Cass Series: Naval Policy and History

  • Deliberating Environmental Policy in India

    Participation and the Role of Advocacy

    By Sunayana Ganguly

    As one of the world’s largest and most bio-diverse countries, India’s approach to environmental policy will be very significant in tackling global environmental challenges. This book explores the transformations that have taken place in the making of environmental policy in India since the economic…

    Hardback – 2015-11-19
    Routledge Studies in Asia and the Environment

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