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Contemporary South Asia #0001: Democracy and Authoritarianism in South Asia: A Comparative and Historical Perspectiveby Ayesha Jalal
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Challenging the view that a shared colonial legacy led to contrasting patterns of political development in South Asia--democracy in India and authoritarianism in Pakistan and Bangladesh--Ayesha Jalal argues that, despite differences in form, central political authority in each state has confronted similar threats from ethnic and regional movements. By comparing state structures and political processes, the author evaluates and redefines democracy, citizenship, sovereignty and the nation state, arguing for more decentralized government.
In a comparative and historical study of the interplay between democratic politics and authoritarian states in South Asia, Ayesha Jalal explains how a shared colonial legacy led to apparently contrasting patterns of political development, although confronting similar threats from ethnic and regional movements.
A comparative and historical study of the interplay between democratic politics and authoritarian states in South Asia.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 258-275) and index.
Table of Contents
l. The colonial legacy in India and Pakistan; 2. State formation and political processes in India and Pakistan, 1947-1971; 3. The 'populist' era and its aftermath in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, 1971-1993; 4. The state and political economy: 1947-1993; 5. Central power and regional dissidence; 6. Societies, cultures and ideologies: hybrids in contrived monoliths.
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