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Routledge Handbook of Autocratization in South Asia

Edited by: Sten Widmalm

Print publication date:  December  2021
Online publication date:  December  2021

Print ISBN: 9780367486747
eBook ISBN: 9781003042211
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This handbook offers a comprehensive analysis of the processes and actors contributing to autocratization in South Asia. It provides an enhanced understanding of the interconnectedness of the different states in the region, and how that may be related to autocratization.

The book analyzes issues of state power, the support for political parties, questions relating to economic actors and sustainable economic development, the role of civil society, questions of equality and political culture, political mobilization, the role of education and the media, as well as topical issues such as the Covid pandemic, environmental issues, migration, and military and international security. Structured in five sections, contributions by international experts describe and explain outcomes at the national level in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. The final section analyzes conditions for democracy and autocratization and how they are affected by the interplay of political forces at the international level in this region.

  • India ? building an ethnic state?
  • Pakistan ? the decline of civil liberties
  • Bangladesh ? towards one-party rule
  • Sri Lanka ? the resilience of the ethnic state
  • How to comprehend autocratization in South Asia ? three broad perspectives

This innovative handbook is the first to describe and to explain ongoing trends of autocratization in South Asia, demonstrating that drivers of political change also work across boundaries. It is an important reference work for students and researchers of South Asian Studies, Asian Studies, Area Studies and Political Science.?

The Open Access version of this book, available at http://www.taylorfrancis.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Autocratization in South Asia Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Neo-authoritarianism in India under Narendra Modi Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Prefiguring alternatives to autocratization Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Autocratization in Kashmir Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Re-positing gender in the new nationalist paradigm Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Autocratic environmental governance in India Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Living dangerously Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Hindu nationalist statecraft and Modi's authoritarian populism Download PDF
Chapter  9:  India's inexorable path to autocratization Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The social roots of the authoritarian turn in India Download PDF
Chapter  11:  From Hindu Rashtra to Hindu Raj? A de facto or a de jure ethnic democracy? Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Pakistan's hybrid regime Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Religious clientelism and democratic choice Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Digital autocratization of Pakistan Download PDF
Chapter  15:  A Supreme Court or a constitutional jirga? Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Autocratization and religious minorities in Pakistan Download PDF
Chapter  17:  CPEC, governance, and China's Belt and Road in South Asia Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Bangladesh Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The decline of democratic governance Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Disaster governance and autocratic legitimation in Bangladesh Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Islamist extremism in Bangladesh Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Local government institutions under authoritarian rule in Bangladesh Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Ethnoreligious nationalism and autocratization in Sri Lanka Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Autocratization, Buddhist nationalist extremism and the Muslim minority in Sri Lanka Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Global worker protests and tools of autocratization in Sri Lanka Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Militarization and impunity in Sri Lanka Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Autocratization and regime convergence in South Asia – An undetermined path Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Gravitational pull of authoritarian China in South Asia? Download PDF
Chapter  30:  AutocratiZation as an ideological project Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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