South Asia's Weak States: Understanding the Regional Insecurity Predicament

South Asia's Weak States: Understanding the Regional Insecurity Predicament

by T. V. Paul
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0804762201

ISBN-13: 9780804762205

Pub. Date: 08/09/2010

Publisher: Stanford University Press

South Asia, which consists of eight states of different sizes and capabilities, is characterized by high levels of insecurity at the inter-state, intra-state, and human level: insecurity that is manifest in both traditional and non-traditional security problems—especially transnational terrorism fuelled by militant religious ideologies.

To explain what

Overview

South Asia, which consists of eight states of different sizes and capabilities, is characterized by high levels of insecurity at the inter-state, intra-state, and human level: insecurity that is manifest in both traditional and non-traditional security problems—especially transnational terrorism fuelled by militant religious ideologies.

To explain what has caused and contributed to the perpetual insecurity and human suffering in the region, this book engages scholars of international relations, comparative politics, historical sociology, and economic development, among others, to reveal and analyze the key underlying and proximate drivers. It argues that the problems are driven largely by two critical variables: the presence of weak states and weak cooperative interstate norms.

Based on this analysis and the conclusions drawn, the book recommends specific policies for making the region secure and for developing the long lasting inter- and intra-state cooperative mechanisms necessary for the perpetuation of that security.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804762205
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
08/09/2010
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Tables and Figures....................ix
Acknowledgments....................xi
1 State Capacity and South Asia's Perennial insecurity Problems T. V. Paul....................3
2 State Failure and States Poised to Fail: South Asia and Developing Nations Robert I. Rotberg....................31
3 State Formation, Consolidation, and the Security Challenge: exploring the Causes of State incapacity in South Asia Matthew Lange....................51
4 State, Nations, and the Regional Security order of South Asia Benjamin Miller....................74
5 Economic Globalization and State Capacity in South Asia Baldev Raj Nayar....................98
6 Symbiosis and Fracture: Civil Society and Weak States in South Asia Mustapha Kamal Pasha....................122
7 Polity, Security, and Foreign Policy in Contemporary India David Malone and Rohan Mukherjee....................147
8 Weak State, Failed State, Garrison State: the Pakistan Saga Lawrence Ziring....................170
9 Afghanistan: A Weak State in the Path of Power Rivalries Rasul Bakhsh Rais....................195
10 Sri Lanka: Challenges in State Consolidation and Minority integration Sankaran Krishna....................220
11 Bangladesh: "A Weak State" with Multiple Security Challenges Ali Riaz....................241
12 Rebellion and State Formation in Nepal: implications for South Asian Security Maya Chadda....................265
13 transforming South Asia: is a Pluralistic Security Community Feasible? T. V. Paul and Theodore McLauchlin....................293
Author Biographies....................313
Index....................317

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