Democracy and Authoritarianism in South Asia: A Comparative and Historical Perspective / Edition 1

Democracy and Authoritarianism in South Asia: A Comparative and Historical Perspective / Edition 1

by Ayesha Jalal, Ayesha Jalel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521478626

ISBN-13: 9780521478625

Pub. Date: 04/28/1995

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521478625
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/1995
Series:
Contemporary South Asia Series, #1
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

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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