This book is a comprehensive examination of the society, polity and economy of South Asian countries and their future trajectories. The chapters included in the volume present key insights into the geopolitical dynamics of the region.
New Futures for South Asia:
- draws on case studies from the region to discuss how democracy has fared in terms of state-society linkages, transformational possibilities and the globalization and radicalization of politics;
- studies possibilities of economic cooperation in South Asia, including common currency, regional imbalances and aid, transport connectivity and electricity consumption;
- examines the crucial role of SAARC and bilateralism in forging connectivities across the diverse geographies of the region.
A major intervention in re-shaping South Asian studies, this book will be a great resource for scholars and researchers of security studies, strategic affairs, international relations, development studies and politics.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
part Part 1|54 pages
Emerging trends in South Asia
part Part 2|66 pages
Democracy in South Asia
part Part 3|45 pages
Economic cooperation in South Asia
chapter 10|19 pages
Re-energizing economic cooperation through regional aid for trade
Lessons from Europe
part Part 4|40 pages
Connectivity in South Asia
chapter 13|17 pages
Transport connectivity in South Asian sub-region
Emerging trends, opportunities and challenges
chapter 14|10 pages
Linkages between electricity consumption and economic growth
Evidence from South Asian economies