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South Asia in Transition

Democracy, Political Economy and Security

  • Bhumitra Chakma

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction: Regional Transformation and South Asia: A Framework of Analysis

  3. Democracy in South Asia

  4. Political Economy

  5. Security

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 278-286

About this book


Combining theoretical and empirical insights, this book provides an in-depth analysis of South Asia's transition in the areas of democracy, political economy and security since the end of the Cold War. It provides a close scrutiny to the state of democracy and political economy in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.


South-Asia Political Economy Regional Transformation Pakistan India Bangladesh South-Asia Nuclear Revolution Globalization Democracy Afghanistan democracy globalization political economy transition

Editors and affiliations

  • Bhumitra Chakma
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Politics, Philosophy and International StudiesUniversity of HullUK

About the editors

Shapan Adnan, National University of Singapore, Singapore Samina Ahmed, International Crisis Group Dipankar Banerjee, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS), New Delhi, India Rajesh M. Basrur, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Bhumitra Chakma, University of Hull, UK Shibashis Chatterjee, Jadavpur University, India Akmal Hussain, Dhaka University, Bangladesh Subrata Mitra, Heidelberg University, Germany Rahul Mukherji, National University of Singapore, Singapore Amena Mohsin, Dhaka University, Bangladesh S. Akbar Zaidi, independent researcher

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“Chakma make a significant contribution by paying attention to normative and transformative variables that influence political relationships in South Asia. … Bhumitra Chakma’s edited work looks at some of the crucial issues surrounding the South Asian political landscape. … will be beneficial for scholars and analysts of South Asia and beyond, and especially useful for those interested in the future course of South Asian regional integration.” (Stuti Bhatnagar, Journal of South Asian Studies, Vol. 38 (4), January, 2016)

"A significant volume that covers the key dimensions of South Asia's development by locating challenges at institutional and political economic dimensions and most importantly their linkages to security at inter, intra and human security levels. It offers a good set of chapters that link theory and policy successfully." - T.V. Paul, James McGill Professor of International Relations, McGill University, USA

Bhumitra Chakma's edited volume grapples with the complex realities of the region by elucidating the interconnection between democracy, political economy and security, going into the nitty-gritty of each of the processes. This book is a valuable addition to the literature on South Asian affairs and will immensely help students, scholars and all those who are interested to know more about this dynamic region called South Asia.' Partha S. Ghose, former Professor of South Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University,India

"Change is afoot throughout South Asia, and the rest of the world had best take note. This nuanced, subtle study explores both the sweep and the limitations of those changes. No serious analyst of 21st century international politics should miss this book." - Robert Hathaway, Director of the Asia Programme, Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars, USA