In this substantial and referenced study, nine leading scholars present from inside the history, society, geography, economy and governmental institutions of each of the 10 ASEAN countries (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam).
This comprehensive but accessible text provides students with a systematic introduction to the comparative political study of the leading nations of South Asia: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. The seventh edition is extensively revised and updated, benefiting from the fresh perspective brought on by adding a new author to the team. New material includes discussions of political parties and leaders in India, the Zardari regime and changes to the Pakistani constitution, the rocky relationship between Pakistan and the Obama administration, new prospects and dangers facing Bangladesh, continuing political violence in Sri Lanka, and the troubles facing Nepal as it attempts to draft a new constitution. Organized in parallel fashion to facilitate cross-national comparison, the sections on each nation address several topical areas of inquiry: political culture and heritage, government structure and institutions, political parties and leaders, conflict and resolution, and modernization and development. A statistical appendix provides a concise overview of leading demographic and economic indicators for each country, making Government and Politics in South Asia an invaluable addition to courses on the politics of South Asia
This comprehensive book covers each of the seven states in the South Asian Association for Regional Development (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, and the Maldives) and establishes a sound interdisciplinary context for understanding the political framework of these nations. Each section contains four major areas of inquiry: political culture and political socialization, interest articulation and interest aggregation, governmental structures, and conflict resolution.
Religion and Politics in South Asia presents a comprehensive analysis of the interaction of religion and politics in six South Asian countries, namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. It is a timely contribution and will be of interest to undergraduate and graduate students in political science, religious studies, history, and South Asian studies.
INDIA: GOVERNMENT and POLITICS IN A DEVELOPING NATION, 7e, is the authoritative textbook on India. The text discusses India’s political and economic development, its experiences with democracy, its foreign policy, and its institutional structure. Kochanek and Hardgrave do a very thorough job of discussing all of this within a broader historical and cultural context. This new edition includes coverage of the latest elections and governmental changes, as well as coverage of India’s growth as an economic market. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Civil-Military Relations in Comparative Perspective, 1933-1975
Author: J. Stephen Hoadley
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
"The Cold War brought about increasing interest from scholars in the politics of national development and, in the case of civilian-led underdeveloped countries, the effects of military insurgency. Two ideologically opposed positions evolved around the phenomenon of military insurgency. The position of technological conservatism favors military insurgency in previously civilian-led governments on the presumption that it encourages stability, efficiency, and, importantly, anti-communism. The revisionist position, on the other hand, is highly critical of technological conservatism, especially with regard to its political fervor. J. Stephen Hoadley asserts that the relevant question is not one of ideological choices; rather, it is whether a military or civilian-led government is better suited for the political and economic development of a particular underdeveloped nation. Soldiers and Politics in Southeast Asia introduces the reader to the sequences of events that led to military predominance in Thailand, Burma, South Vietnam, Indonesia, and Cambodia. Hoadley uses the data of five case studies to test and quantify his hypotheses. The author characterizes governments controlled by the military as performing slightly less well than civilian-led governments inSoutheast Asia. Hoadley argues that while they are demonstrably less capable in responding to outside and domestic challenges, there is little difference between military and civilian-led governments in the areas of establishing stability and maintaininglaw. The book concludes that neither the conservative nor radical views are fully correct as to the effects of military-led governments on development."--Publisher's description.