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Routledge Studies in South Asian Politics


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This series is concerned with recent political developments in the region. It will have a range of different approaches and include both single authored monographs and edited volumes covering issues such as international relations, foreign intervention, security, democracy, political economy, ideology and public policy.

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Sharia and the State in Pakistan: Blasphemy Politics

Sharia and the State in Pakistan: Blasphemy Politics

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Farhat Haq
June 10, 2019

This book analyses the formulation, interpretation and implementation of sharia in Pakistan and its relationship with the Pakistani state whilst addressing the complexity of sharia as a codified set of laws. Drawing on insights from Islamic studies, anthropology and legal studies to examine the...

India's Constitutional Identity: ideological beliefs and preferences

India's Constitutional Identity: ideological beliefs and preferences

1st Edition

Bidyut Chakrabarty
March 05, 2019

An analysis of selective aspects of India’s constitutional identity, this book provides an analytical account of the changing and changed texture of India’s constitutional identity bearing in mind the historical context in which it is articulated. The book conceptualizes the gradual evolution of an...

The Politics of US Aid to Pakistan: Aid Allocation and Delivery from Truman to Trump

The Politics of US Aid to Pakistan: Aid Allocation and Delivery from Truman to Trump

1st Edition

Murad Ali
February 05, 2019

This book aims at uncovering the politics behind the provision of US foreign aid to Pakistan during three distinctive periods: the Cold War, the post-Cold War and the "war on terror". Focusing on a comprehensive analysis of aid allocation and delivery mechanisms, this book uncovers the primary...

The Socio-political Ideas of BR Ambedkar: Liberal constitutionalism in a creative mould

The Socio-political Ideas of BR Ambedkar: Liberal constitutionalism in a creative mould

1st Edition

Bidyut Chakrabarty
August 31, 2018

Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (1891–1956), popularly known as Babasaheb stands out for his relentless battle against caste discrimination. He was a voice for the marginalized of India’s demography that remained peripheral due to well-entrenched socio-economic and political prejudices. This book is an...

The Security State in Pakistan: Legal Foundations

The Security State in Pakistan: Legal Foundations

1st Edition

Syed Sami Raza
August 24, 2018

The War on Terror has been going on for over a decade and it shows no signs of winding down in near future, a war which has directly contributed to growing security regimes in frontline states. This book focuses on the legal dimensions of the War on Terror and security in Pakistan. It highlights...

Separatist Violence in South Asia: A comparative study

Separatist Violence in South Asia: A comparative study

1st Edition

Matthew J. Webb
March 21, 2018

Since decolonization began in the late 1940s, a series of often lengthy and destructive separatist insurgencies have imposed severe financial, economic and human costs upon the states of South Asia. Whereas previous analyses of these conflicts have typically focussed upon the parent state or...

Radical Politics and Governance in India's North East: The Case of Tripura

Radical Politics and Governance in India's North East: The Case of Tripura

1st Edition

Harihar Bhattacharyya
March 14, 2018

Tripura in India’s Northeast remains the only region in the world which has sustained a strong left radical political tradition for more than a century, in a context not usually congenial for left politics. Tripura is one of the 29 States in India which has returned the Communist Party of India (...

Left Radicalism in India

Left Radicalism in India

1st Edition

Bidyut Chakrabarty
January 24, 2018

Left radicalism in India was rooted in the nationalist movement and was set in motion in the 1920s with the formation of the communist party. The communist movement manifested itself differently in each phase of India’s political history and Communism continues to remain a meaningful alternative...

Poverty and Governance in South Asia

Poverty and Governance in South Asia

1st Edition

Syeda Naushin Parnini
January 22, 2018

Across South Asia in the last two decades, there has been widespread emphasis on governance reforms aiming to reduce poverty through Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The recent development agenda has had great impact over the region , and this book finds that it largely widens the gap between...

Constitutional Democracy in India

Constitutional Democracy in India

1st Edition

Bidyut Chakrabarty
January 19, 2018

Constitutional democracy is both a structure of governance and a way of providing an ideological perspective on governance. The 1950 Constitution of India established constitutional democracy in India and the narrative of the rise and consolidation of constitutional democracy in India cannot be...

Politics and Governance in Bangladesh: Uncertain Landscapes

Politics and Governance in Bangladesh: Uncertain Landscapes

1st Edition

Ipshita Basu, Joe Devine, Geof Wood
September 07, 2017

Since its Independence in 1971, Bangladesh has made remarkable progress in terms of reducing poverty levels, achieving high levels of economic growth over a sustained period of time, and meeting its Millennium Development Goals (MDG) targets set by the United Nations. With some justification,...

Security Community in South Asia: India - Pakistan

Security Community in South Asia: India - Pakistan

1st Edition

Muhammad Shoaib Pervez
June 16, 2017

The security relationship between India and Pakistan is generally viewed through a neo-realist approach of International Relations.. Treading on a different path, this book explains the rivalry of these countries by looking at the socio-cultural norms found at two levels, elites versus popular....

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