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Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

Series Editor: Subrata K. Mitra

South Asia, with its burgeoning, ethnically diverse population, soaring economies, and nuclear weapons, is an increasingly important region in the global context. The series, which builds on this complex, dynamic and volatile area, features innovative and original research on the region as a whole or on the countries. Its scope extends to scholarly works drawing on history, politics, development studies, sociology and economics of individual countries from the region as well those that take an interdisciplinary and comparative approach to the area as a whole or to a comparison of two or more countries from this region. In terms of theory and method, rather than basing itself on any one orthodoxy, the series draws broadly on the insights germane to area studies, as well as the tool kit of the social sciences in general, emphasizing comparison, the analysis of the structure and processes, and the application of qualitative and quantitative methods. The series welcomes submissions from established authors in the field as well as from young authors who have recently completed their doctoral dissertations.

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21-27 of 27 results in Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies
  1. Military Control in Pakistan

    The Parallel State

    By Mazhar Aziz

    Series: Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

    This volume examines the role of the military, the most influential actor in Pakistan, and challenges conventional wisdom on the causes of political instability in this geographically important nuclear state. It rejects views that ethnic and religious cleavages and perceived economic or political...

    Published April 21st 2009 by Routledge

  2. Political Mobilisation and Democracy in India

    States of Emergency

    By Vernon Hewitt

    Series: Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

    This book addresses the paradox of political mobilization and the failings of governance in India, with reference to the conflict between secularism and Hindu nationalism, authoritarianism and democracy. It demonstrates how the Internal Emergency of 1975 led to increased support of groups such as...

    Published April 21st 2009 by Routledge

  3. Democracy and Party Systems in Developing Countries

    A comparative study of India and South Africa

    By Clemens Spiess

    Series: Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

    This book examines and compares the emergence, development and impact of the party systems in post-colonial India and post-apartheid South Africa. It sheds light on the crucial role and function of party systems in democratising developing countries. Although often described as political miracles...

    Published November 28th 2008 by Routledge

  4. Trade Policy, Inequality and Performance in Indian Manufacturing

    By Kunal Sen

    Series: Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

    The relationship between trade policy and economic performance is one of the oldest controversies in economic development. In recent years, there has been a revival of interest in the debate on the implications of trade reforms for productivity growth and domestic pricing behaviour due in part to...

    Published September 3rd 2008 by Routledge

  5. The Puzzle of India's Governance

    Culture, Context and Comparative Theory

    By Subrata K. Mitra

    Series: Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

    India no longer gets an easy ride as the world's largest democracy. Spectacular terrorist attacks on its Parliament and places of worship, communal riots of unprecedented ferocity, lingering separatist insurgency and violent caste conflict in impoverished regions have combined to cause a closer...

    Published February 20th 2008 by Routledge

  6. Perception, Politics and Security in South Asia

    The Compound Crisis of 1990

    By P. R. Chari, Pervias Iqbal Cheema, Stephen Philip Cohen

    Series: Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

    This book provides a detailed examination of the compound crisis between India and Pakistan that brought the region to the brink of a nuclear war in 1990. Placing the crisis in the context of concurrent international events such as the fall of the Soviet Union, the authors draw out the lesson for...

    Published April 18th 2006 by Routledge

  7. Coalition Politics and Hindu Nationalism

    Edited by Katharine Adeney, Lawrence Saez

    Series: Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

    This new collection examines the emergence of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in India and the ways in which its Hindu nationalist agenda has been affected by the constraints of being a dominant member of a coalition government.Religious influence in contemporary politics offers a fertile ground...

    Published April 6th 2006 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Constitution Making in Asia: Decolonisation and State-Building in the Aftermath of the British Empire
    Edited by Harshan Kumarasingham
    To Be Published June 14th 2015

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