Politics in South Asia

Culture, Rationality and Conceptual Flow

  • Siegfried O. Wolf
  • Jivanta Schöttli
  • Dominik Frommherz
  • Kai Fürstenberg
  • Marian Gallenkamp
  • Lion König
  • Markus Pauli

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Democracy in a Comparative Perspective

  3. The Post-Colonial State in South Asia

  4. State, Security and Stability in South Asia

  5. The Art of Politics

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 189-204

About this book


The book introduces central themes that have preoccupied the field of South Asian politics over the last few decades and identifies new, emerging areas of research. Presenting both general political theory and context-specific case studies, the collection draws attention to the methodological challenges of working on an area-specific theme and the importance of generating generalizable insights linked to theory. Hence it will be of interest for political scientists working on South Asian politics as well as on other non-Western societies. The collection represents an unusually broad survey of scholarship emerging from a range of leading academic centres in the field.



Area Studies Asian Studies India South Asia

Editors and affiliations

  • Siegfried O. Wolf
    • 1
  • Jivanta Schöttli
    • 2
  • Dominik Frommherz
    • 3
  • Kai Fürstenberg
    • 4
  • Marian Gallenkamp
    • 5
  • Lion König
    • 6
  • Markus Pauli
    • 7
  1. 1.Abteilung PolitikwissenschaftSüdasien-InstitutHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Abteilung PolitikwissenschaftSüdasien-InstitutHeidelbergGermany
  3. 3.Abteilung PolitikwissenschaftSüdasien-InstitutHeidelbergGermany
  4. 4.Abteilung PolitikwissenschaftSüdasien-InstitutHeidelbergGermany
  5. 5.Abteilung PolitikwissenschaftSüdasien-InstitutHeidelbergGermany
  6. 6.Abteilung PolitikwissenschaftSüdasien-InstitutHeidelbergGermany
  7. 7.Abteilung PolitikwissenschaftSüdasien-InstitutHeidelbergGermany

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