Routledge Handbook of South Asian Politics by P-TaylorFrancisI


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									Routledge Handbook of South Asian Politics
Editor: Paul R. Brass
Table of Contents

1. Introduction Paul R. Brass Part 1 Colonialism, Nationalism, and Independence in South Asia: India,
Pakistan, and Sri Lanka 1. India and Pakistan Ian Talbot 2. Sri Lanka's Independence: Shadows Over a
Colonial Graft Nira Wickramasinghe Part 2 Political Change, Political Parties, and the Issue of Unitary vs.
Federal Forms of Government 3. Political Change, Political Structure and the Indian State Since
Independence John Harriss 4. Parties and Politics in India Virginia Van Dyke5. Pakistan's Politics and Its
Economy Shahid Javed Burki 6. Party Overinstitutionalization, Contestation and Democratic Degradation
in Bangladesh Harry Blair 7. Politics and Governance in Post-Independence Sri Lanka Neil DeVotta8.
Trajectories of Democracy and Restructuring of the State in Nepal Krishna Hachhethu and David N.
Gellner Federalism and Centre-State Relations9. The Old and the New Federalism in Independent India
Lloyd I. Rudolph and Susanne Hoeber Rudolph Part 3 The Judiciary 10. India's Judiciary: Imperium in
Imperio? Shylashri Shankar 11. Balancing Act: Prudence, Impunity and Pakistan's Jurisprudence Paula
R. Newberg 12. Confronting Constitutional Curtailments: Attempts to Rebuild Independence of the
Judiciary in Bangladesh Sara Hossein and Tanjib-ul Alam13. Executive Sovereignty: The Judiciary in Sri
Lanka Shylashri Shankar Part 4 Pluralism and National Integration: Language Issues 14. Politics of
Language in India E. Annamalai 15. Language Problems and Politics in Pakistan Tariq Rahman Part 5
Crises of National Unity 16. Crises of National Unity in India: Punjab, Kashmir and the Northeast
Gurharpal Singh 17. Communal and Caste Politics and Conflicts in India Steven I. Wilkinson 18. Ethnic
and Islamic Militancy in Pakistan Mohammad Waseem 19. Ethnic Conflict and the Civil War in Sri Lanka
Jayadeva Uyangoda Part 6 Political Economy India 20. The Political Economy of Development in India
Since Independence Stuart Corbridge 21. The Political Economy of Agrarian Change in India Jan Breman
Sri Lanka 22. Economic Development and Socio-Political Change in Sri Lanka since Independence W. D.
Lakshman Part 7 Comparative Chapters 23. The Militaries of South Asia Stephen P. Cohen 24.
Corruption and the Criminalization of Politics in South Asia Stanley A. Kochanek 25. Radical and Violent
Political Movements Sumanta Banerjee 26. The International Politics of South Asia Vernon Hewitt

The Routledge Handbook of South Asian Politics examines key issues in politics of the five independent
states of the South Asian region: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. Written by experts
in their respective areas, this Handbook introduces the reader to the politics of South Asia by presenting
the prevailing agreements and disagreements in the literature. In the first two sections, the Handbook
provides a comprehensive introduction to the modern political history of the states of the region and an
overview of the independence movements in the former colonial states. The other sections focus on the
political changes that have occurred in the postcolonial states since independence, as well as the
successive political changes in Nepal during the same period, and the structure and functioning of the
main governmental and non-governmental institutions, including the structure of the state itself (unitary or
federal), political parties, the judiciary, and the military. Further, the contributors explore several aspects
of the political process and political and economic change, especially issues of pluralism and national
integration, political economy, corruption and criminalization of politics, radical and violent political
movements, and the international politics of the region as a whole. This unique reference work provides a
comprehensive survey of the state of the field and is an invaluable resource for students and academics
interested in South Asian Studies, South Asian Politics, Comparative Politics and International Relations.

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