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Democracy and authoritarianism in South Asia : a comparative and historical perspective

Author: Ayesha Jalal
Publisher: Lahore, Pakistan : Sang-e-Meel Publications, 1995.
Series: Contemporary South Asia (Cambridge, England), 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ayesha Jalal
ISBN: 9693506294 9789693506297 0521472717 9780521472715 0521478626 9780521478625
OCLC Number: 39929011
Notes: "This edition of Democracy and authoritarianism in South Asia is published by arrangement with Cambridge University Press"--Title page verso.
Description: xiii, 295 pages : maps ; 22 cm.
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.
Series Title: Contemporary South Asia (Cambridge, England), 1.
Responsibility: Ayesha Jalal.
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'Jalal's real contribution lies, I think, in reminding us that within the region of South Asia, it is not ethnicity itself that is a problem, but the state structures from within which it arises.' Read more...

 
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