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Socio-Political and Economic Challenges in South Asia

Socio-Political and Economic Challenges in South Asia

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Asian Politics

May 2009 | 192 pages | SAGE India

This book is a compilation of well researched papers that examine the evolving economic, political, and social landscape of South Asia. While celebrating the economic and political growth of the countries of the region, it also highlights the challenges that they are likely to face in the coming years, such as the domestic strife in Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Pakistan and the region's external relations with key global players like East Asia and the United States.

Socio-Political and Economic Challenges in South Asia brings together some of the best minds to provide fresh insights. On a micro-level, it engages with various issues related to South Asian countries such as the domestic policies of Nepal with respect to Maoists, caretaker governments of Bangladesh, the strategic and security implications of the July 2005 India-United States Civilian Nuclear Cooperation Agreement, etc. On a macro-level, it explores South Asia's external relations with key global players such as East Asia and the United States, and how this in turn influences the relations among the countries of the region.

The book will be of great relevance to public servants dealing with domestic issues, as well as foreign policy officials and scholars working on South Asia politics.

Lim Hng Kiang
C Uday Bhaskar
India-United States Civilian Nuclear Cooperation Agreement of July 2005: Strategic and Security Implications
Stephen Philip Cohen
United States Foreign Policy towards South Asia
C Raja Mohan
South Asia and East Asia: More than Economics
Yang Dali and Zhao Hong
The Rise of India: China's Perspectives and Responses
Lok Raj Baral
Nepal: Political Dynamics and Challenges
Farooq Sobhan
Bangladesh: The Present Situation and Future Outlook
Sunil Bastian
Sri Lanka in the New Millennium
Pervaiz Iqbal Cheema
Recent Developments in Pakistan: An Assessment

As evident from the title of the book, it is relevant to not only researchers focusing on the particular region but also the students of South Asian studies.The book is a very good combination of papers analysing significant socio-political, economic and strategic challenges faced by most of the South Asian countries.

Journal of South Asian Development

This book presents very pertinent views of intellectuals, political analysts and economists and must be read to get an understanding of why South Asia needs to reduce poverty among the general population, build good governance and efficient implementation of policies and finally continually upgrade its infrastructure to achieve economic growth.


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Tan Tai Yong

Tan Tai Yong is the Director of the Institute of South Asian Studies. He is currently Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the National University of Singapore. He has written extensively on South Asian history as well as on Southeast Asia and Singapore. His recent books include Creating Greater Malaysia: Decolonisation and the Politics of Merger (2008); Partition and Post-Colonial South Asia: A Reader (co-edited, 2007); The Garrison State (2005); The Aftermath of Partition in South Asia (co-authored, 2000) and The Transformation of Southeast Asia: International Perspectives on De-Colonisation (co-edited, 2003). More About Author

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