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Democracy, Development and Discontent in South Asia
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Democracy, Development and Discontent in South Asia

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December 2008 | 340 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
This book deals with the issues of democracy, development and discontent in the general context of South Asia and the specific contexts of the major countries of the region. Major challenges confronting democracy and development in South Asia—including the interface between multicultural identity, democracy and development in India; movement for the restoration of democracy in Pakistan; and the Maoist movement and its democratic accommodation in Nepal—are part of the detailed discussions in the book.

Democracy, Development and Discontent in South Asia comprises latest analysis of data by well known scholars in the field, clear conceptualization, and fresh theoretical organization and interpretation. The parameters for the analyses include ethnicity, multiculturalism, democracy and authoritarianism, economic reforms, armed rebellion and movement for democracy, peace through confidence building measures, trade and development, and federal pressures—constitutional and devolutionary—in these countries.

This book would greatly interest students and academicians in the field of South Asian Studies, Pakistan Studies, International Relations, Comparative Politics, Political Sociology, Development Studies and Journalism.

 
Preface
M P Singh and Veena Kukreja
Introduction
M P Singh
Multicultural Identity and Democracy in India
Saleem Qureshi
Restoration of Democracy in Pakistan: A Critical Analysis of Political Culture and Historical Legacy
Veena Kukreja
Democracy and Authoritarianism in Bangladesh
Niraj Kumar
India: A Failed Democratic Developmental State?
Mohammed Nuruzzaman
Societal Responses to Economic Reforms in Bangladesh: The Workers and Peasants Movements in the 1980s and 1990s
Lawrence Ziring
An Historical Perspective on Ethnicity, Tribalism and Politics of Frontier Policy in Pakistan
Veena Kukreja and M P Singh
Ethnic Conflicts in Sri Lanka: To Federalize or Not to Federalize?
Nalini Kant Jha
Domestic Turbulence in Nepal: Origin, Dimensions and India's Policy Options
A C Sinha
Ethnic Engagement in Bhutan and its Regional Consequences
Rajen Harshe
India-Pakistan Conflict Over Kashmir: Peace Through Development Cooperation
 
Index

The book brings together papers from a number of scholars from South Asia and outside who look analytically and thought-provokingly at the political and socio-economic posers which each of the states of the region is grappling with.

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Democracy, Development and Discontent in South Asia comprises latest analysis of data by well known scholars in the field, clear conceptualization, and fresh theoretical organization and interpretation….This book would greatly interest students and academicians in the field of South Asian Studies, Pakistan Studies, International Relations, Comparative Politics, Political Sociology, Development Studies, and Journalism.

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