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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 255 new and published books in the subject of South Asian Politics — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Development–induced Displacement, Rehabilitation and Resettlement in India

    Current Issues and Challenges

    Edited by Sakarama Somayaji, Smrithi Talwar

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Compulsory land acquisition and involuntary displacement of communities for a larger public purpose captures the tension of development in the modern state, with the need to balance the interests of the majority while protecting the rights of the minority. In India, informal estimates of...

    Published May 24th 2017 by Routledge

  2. Decentralization, Local Governance, and Social Wellbeing in India

    Do Local Governments Matter?

    By Rani D. Mullen

    Series: Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

    Over the past three decades, decentralization has been seen as the means for allowing local governments to become more accountable, and for encouraging the deepening of democracy and the building of village communities. By drawing on original village-level case studies of six villages in three...

    Published May 24th 2017 by Routledge

  3. Non-discrimination and Equality in India

    Contesting Boundaries of Social Justice

    By Vidhu Verma

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Social Justice is a concept familiar to most Indians but one whose meaning is not always understood as it signifies a variety of government strategies designed to enhance opportunities for underprivileged groups. By tracing the trajectory of social justice from the colonial period to the present,...

    Published May 24th 2017 by Routledge

  4. Handbook of South Asia: Political Development

    Edited by Europa Publications

    This Handbook brings together essays that introduce the reader to the key issues in South Asian political development. Written by experts in their respective areas, the essays explore key aspects of political economy, political and economic change, and the complex diplomatic and security challenges...

    Published May 19th 2017 by Routledge India

  5. Dalit Women

    Vanguard of an Alternative Politics in India

    Edited by S. Anandhi, Karin Kapadia

    Through its investigation of the underlying political economy of gender, caste and class in India, this book shows how changing historical geographies are shaping the subjectivities of Dalits across India in ways that are neither fixed nor predictable. It brings together ethnographies from across...

    Published May 16th 2017 by Routledge India

  6. The 21st Century

    Geopolitics, Democracy and Peace

    By Balmiki Prasad Singh

    This book examines a wide range of issues that are expected to play a dominant role in shaping the 21st century. Delineating key concerns in geopolitics, democracy and peace, it studies the functions and influences of educational institutions, progressive religious and social groups, communities,...

    Published May 16th 2017 by Routledge India

  7. Politics of the 'Other' in India and China

    Western Concepts in Non-Western Contexts

    Edited by Lion Koenig, Bidisha Chaudhuri

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    The social sciences have been heavily influenced by modernization theory, focusing on issues of economic growth, political development and social change, in order to develop a predictive model of linear progress for developing countries following a Western prototype. Under this hegemonic paradigm...

    Published May 16th 2017 by Routledge

  8. Government and Politics in Sri Lanka

    Biopolitics and Security

    By A. R. Sriskanda Rajah

    Series: Routledge Studies in South Asian Politics

    The island of Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) was one of the few Asian colonies in which the British Empire experimented liberal state-building in the nineteenth century, and where many British colonial officials predicted that the independent state would become a liberal democratic success story. Sri...

    Published May 5th 2017 by Routledge

  9. Activism and Agency in India

    Nurturing Resistance in the Tea Plantations

    By Supurna Banerjee

    Series: Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

    During the period 2000 to 2010, tea plantations in India experienced a crisis and were at the threshold of transformation, framed by conflict and turbulence. This book is an interdisciplinary and intersectional work examining the nature of victimhood and agency among women workers on tea...

    Published May 4th 2017 by Routledge

  10. Rising India

    Status and Power

    By Rajesh Basrur, Kate Sullivan de Estrada

    While India’s prospects as a rising power and its material position in the international system have received significant attention, little scholarly work exists on India’s status in contemporary world politics. This Routledge Focus book charts the ways in which India’s international strategies of...

    Published April 5th 2017 by Routledge