Government and Politics in Southeast Asia

Author: N. John Funston

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

ISBN: 9789812301338

Category: Asia, Southeastern

Page: 435

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In this substantial and referenced study, nine leading scholars present from inside the history, society, geography, economy and governmental institutions of each of the 10 ASEAN countries (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam).

Government And Politics In South Asia

Fifth Edition

Author: Yogendra K Malik,Charles H Kennedy,Robert C Oberst,Ashok Kapur,Mahendra Lawoti,Syedur Rahman

Publisher: Westview Press

ISBN: 9780813339016

Category: History

Page: 472

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This comprehensive book covers each of the seven states in the South Asian Association for Regional Development (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, and the Maldives) and establishes a sound interdisciplinary context for understanding the political framework of these nations. Each section contains four major areas of inquiry: political culture and political socialization, interest articulation and interest aggregation, governmental structures, and conflict resolution.

Government and Politics in South Asia

Author: Robert C Oberst

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429974841

Category: Political Science

Page: 544

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This comprehensive but accessible text provides students with a systematic introduction to the comparative political study of the leading nations of South Asia: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. The seventh edition is extensively revised and updated, benefiting from the fresh perspective brought on by adding a new author to the team. New material includes discussions of political parties and leaders in India, the Zardari regime and changes to the Pakistani constitution, the rocky relationship between Pakistan and the Obama administration, new prospects and dangers facing Bangladesh, continuing political violence in Sri Lanka, and the troubles facing Nepal as it attempts to draft a new constitution.Organized in parallel fashion to facilitate cross-national comparison, the sections on each nation address several topical areas of inquiry: political culture and heritage, government structure and institutions, political parties and leaders, conflict and resolution, and modernization and development. A statistical appendix provides a concise overview of leading demographic and economic indicators for each country, making Government and Politics in South Asia an invaluable addition to courses on the politics of South Asia.

Government and Politics in South Asia, Student Economy Edition

Author: Robert Oberst

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429973403

Category: Political Science

Page: 544

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Westview Press is pleased to offer a new, paperback Student Economy Edition of our best-selling title, Government and Politics in South Asia. This Student Economy Edition contains the same material as the seventh edition of Government and Politics in South Asia (ISBN: 9780813348797)- the same text, the same figures, and the same page numbers- and is available to own for about the same price as renting the print book.This comprehensive but accessible text provides students with a systematic introduction to the comparative political study of the leading nations of South Asia: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. The seventh edition is extensively revised and updated, benefiting from the fresh perspective brought on by adding a new author to the team. New material includes discussions of political parties and leaders in India, the Zardari regime and changes to the Pakistani constitution, the rocky relationship between Pakistan and the Obama administration, new prospects and dangers facing Bangladesh, continuing political violence in Sri Lanka, and the troubles facing Nepal as it attempts to draft a new constitution.Organized in parallel fashion to facilitate cross-national comparison, the sections on each nation address several topical areas of inquiry: political culture and heritage, government structure and institutions, political parties and leaders, conflict and resolution, and modernization and development. A statistical appendix provides a concise overview of leading demographic and economic indicators for each country, making Government and Politics in South Asia an invaluable addition to courses on the politics of South Asia.

Lineages of the Present

Ideology and Politics in Contemporary South Asia

Author: Aijaz Ahmad

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859843581

Category: Political Science

Page: 366

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Untangles many of the intertwined threads in this poorly understood region with nuclear capabilities.

India: Government and Politics in a Developing Nation

Author: Stanley Kochanek,Robert Hardgrave

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495007498

Category: Political Science

Page: 560

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INDIA: GOVERNMENT and POLITICS IN A DEVELOPING NATION, 7e, is the authoritative textbook on India. The text discusses India’s political and economic development, its experiences with democracy, its foreign policy, and its institutional structure. Kochanek and Hardgrave do a very thorough job of discussing all of this within a broader historical and cultural context. This new edition includes coverage of the latest elections and governmental changes, as well as coverage of India’s growth as an economic market. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Democracy and Dictatorship in South Asia

Dominant Classes and Political Outcomes in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh

Author: Robert W. Stern

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275970413

Category: History

Page: 194

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A comparison of the development and non-development of parliamentary democracy in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.

Soldiers and Politics in Southeast Asia

Civil-Military Relations in Comparative Perspective, 1933-1975

Author: J. Stephen Hoadley

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412846889

Category: History

Page: 319

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"The Cold War brought about increasing interest from scholars in the politics of national development and, in the case of civilian-led underdeveloped countries, the effects of military insurgency. Two ideologically opposed positions evolved around the phenomenon of military insurgency. The position of technological conservatism favors military insurgency in previously civilian-led governments on the presumption that it encourages stability, efficiency, and, importantly, anti-communism. The revisionist position, on the other hand, is highly critical of technological conservatism, especially with regard to its political fervor. J. Stephen Hoadley asserts that the relevant question is not one of ideological choices; rather, it is whether a military or civilian-led government is better suited for the political and economic development of a particular underdeveloped nation. Soldiers and Politics in Southeast Asia introduces the reader to the sequences of events that led to military predominance in Thailand, Burma, South Vietnam, Indonesia, and Cambodia. Hoadley uses the data of five case studies to test and quantify his hypotheses. The author characterizes governments controlled by the military as performing slightly less well than civilian-led governments inSoutheast Asia. Hoadley argues that while they are demonstrably less capable in responding to outside and domestic challenges, there is little difference between military and civilian-led governments in the areas of establishing stability and maintaininglaw. The book concludes that neither the conservative nor radical views are fully correct as to the effects of military-led governments on development."--Publisher's description.

South Asia in World Politics

Author: Devin T. Hagerty

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742525870

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

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South Asia in World Politics offers a comprehensive introduction to the politics and international relations of South Asia, a key area encompassing the states of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. While U.S. interest has long been sporadic and reactive, 9/11 alerted Washington that paying only fitful attention to one of the world's most volatile and populous regions was a recipe for everyday instability, repeated international crises, major and minor wars, and conditions so chronically unsettled that they continue to provide a fertile breeding ground for transnational Islamic terrorism. Exploring the many facets of this dynamic region, the book also assesses U.S. policy toward Afghanistan and explains the importance of Bangladesh and Pakistan, two of only a handful of Islamic states with significant track records as democracies.

Local Democracy and Politics in South Asia

Towards internal decolonization?

Author: Dhirendra K. Vajpeyi

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3663106764

Category: Political Science

Page: 158

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The book provides an analysis of local government in five South Asian countries; their evolution from the colonial period to present, and recent steps towards democratisation, decentralization, debureaucratization and fiscal autonomy. Most of these countries share a common colonial legacy and an administrative framework inherited from the British, yet, their paths to nation-building and political development have been quite deverse.

Trysts with Democracy

Political Practice in South Asia

Author: Stig Toft Madsen,Kenneth Bo Nielsen,Uwe Skoda

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 0857287737

Category: Political Science

Page: 301

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This volume addresses the current configuration of democratic politics in South Asia from a cross-disciplinary perspective. The essays seek to examine the larger questions of how democratic values are embedded in social and political institutions, and how localised and everyday political values inform the multiple ways in which democracy is understood and practised. One of the strengths of this collection is the fact that it does not seek to provide answers to these questions from within one academic discipline only, but rather brings together scholars with backgrounds in a variety of social science disciplines and the humanities. A number of allied questions and engaging debates emerge throughout the book. How may we distinguish between democracy’s formal and less-than-formal dimensions in the context of South Asia? How do notions of kinship, kingship and community tie in with larger processes of democratic politics and deepening political mobilisation? How do people construe the political in a context where the sphere of the religious seemingly seamlessly overlaps with the political, where the political cannot be separated from the social, and where the boundaries between state and society are blurred? How do people practically engage with the political and with democratic processes at a local level – and what might democracy mean in the vernacular?

Political Change, Democratic Transitions and Security in Southeast Asia

Author: Mely Caballero-Anthony

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135268401

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

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The fragility of democracy in Southeast Asia is a subject of increasing concern. While there has been significant movement in the direction of democratisation, the authoritarian tendencies of popularly elected leaders and the challenges posed by emerging security threats have given rise to a shared concern about the return of military rule in the region. This book examines the nature of political transitions in Southeast Asia and why political transitions towards political liberalisation and democracy have often failed to take off. It considers political systems in Southeast Asia that have gone through significant periods of transition but continue to face serious challenges toward democratic consolidation. Some key questions that the book focuses on are – Are emerging democracies in the region threatened by weak, failed or authoritarian leadership? Are political institutions that are supposed to support political changes toward democratisation weak or strong? How can democratic systems be made more resilient? and What are the prospects of democracy becoming the defining political landscape in Southeast Asia?

Internationale Organisationen

Author: Volker Rittberger,Bernhard Zangl,Andreas Kruck

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 353119514X

Category: Social Science

Page: 279

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Internationale Organisationen mit globaler oder regionaler Reichweite (z.B. UN, IWF, Weltbank, WTO, EU) spielen eine zunehmend wichtige Rolle bei der Schaffung und Implementierung von internationalen Normen und Regeln, mithin bei Global Governance. Die Sicherheit, das ökonomische Wohlergehen, der Schutz der Menschenrechte und die ökologischen Lebensbedingungen von Menschen weltweit werden von der Fähigkeit bzw. Unfähigkeit internationaler Organisationen, Kooperation und Regieren jenseits des Nationalstaates möglich zu machen und zu stabilisieren, beeinflusst. Das Lehrbuch will die Leserin bzw. den Leser daher theoretisch informiert und empirisch fundiert mit den Entstehungsbedingungen, der Entwicklung, Funktionsweise und den Tätigkeiten internationaler Organisationen vertraut machen. Es führt in die wichtigsten Theorien über internationale Organisationen ein und bietet einen historischen Überblick über internationale Organisationen in verschiedenen Politikfeldern. Das Lehrbuch analysiert ferner die Akteure, Strukturen und Prozesse, die die Entscheidungsfindung in internationalen Organisationen prägen. Schließlich werden die Tätigkeiten eines breiten Spektrums internationaler Organisationen und deren Beitrag zur kooperativen Bearbeitung grenzüberschreitender Probleme in den Sachbereichen „Sicherheit“, „Wirtschaft“, „Umwelt“ und „Menschenrechte“ untersucht.

Polity, Political Process, and Social Control in South Asia

The Tribal and Rural Perspectives

Author: Manis Kumar Raha,Iar Ali Khan

Publisher: Gyan Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: .

Page: 374

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The book observe a paradigm shift in the traditional and hereditary political structure of unique characteristics of the South Asian tribal and rural societies-besides, up surge of socio political movements and their varying magnitude and objectives, the problem of policy, political process and social control, emerging pattern of leadership, political process, function, cleavage etc. common to all South Asian countries of immense use to the disciplines: Anthropology, sociology, Political Science, other allied disciplines.

Islam and Politics in Southeast Asia

Author: Johan Saravanamuttu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135171874

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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This book examines the ways in which Muslim politics in Southeast Asia has greatly impacted democratic practice and contributed to its practical and discursive development. It provides comparisons and linkages amongst Muslim-majority and -minority countries, to aid understanding of the phenomenon of Muslim politics in the region as a whole.