Introduction to South Asian Politics
This introductory textbook provides students with a fundamental understanding of the politics of six South Asian countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. It adopts a broad theoretical framework and evaluates the opportunities and constraints facing South Asia’s states within the context of democracy.
- A detailed introduction to the region
- Country chapters discussing history and political development; managing conflict; institutions, political parties, and elections; economic development; regional/international relations; opportunities and constraints India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Afghanistan
- A concluding analysis comparing the states
- Pedagogical features: political chronologies, tables, textboxes, maps, glossary and suggestions for further reading
Written by experts on South Asian politics, this textbook will be an indispensable teaching tool for courses on the subject. Further, it offers students of South Asian politics an accessible introduction to the exceedingly diverse region.