Government and Politics in South Asia by Craig Baxter
Sixth Edition

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews


The seven nations of South Asia today face the challenges of nation-building, state-building and political and economic development. They also share a common political heritage of relations with Great Britain. This edition establishes an interdisciplinary setting for understanding the political framework of the seven nations in the context of the history, social structure and cultural heritage of the region. Taking the opportunity to make the comparisons afforded with the subcontinent, the authors examine cases of political development that range from the relatively open, democratic systems of India and Sri Lanka, to the occasionally authoritarian governments of Pakistan and Bangladesh, as well as the changing traditional policies of Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives. This third edition reflects the impact of a wide range of recent events on the region, including the changes in India and Pakistan in 1990 and 1991 and the collapse of the Soviet Union.

About Craig Baxter

See more books from this Author
Mahendra Lawoti, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo. He is the author of "Towards a Democratic Nepal: Inclusive Political ""Institutions for a Multicultural Society "(Sage Publications, 2005, third reprint 2006, Nepali translation 2007), "Samabesi Sambidhan Sabha ra Rajyako Punarsamrachan "(Inclusive Constituent Assembly and Restructuring of the State) (NISP, 2007), "Looking Back, Looking Forward: Centralization, Multiple Conflicts and Democratic State Building in Nepal "(Fortcoming, Washington: East West Center) and many articles and book chapters. He is currently revising his dissertation into a book to be titled "Exclusion in New Democracies: Nepal in a Comparative Perspective". Professor Lawoti is the President of the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies and Non- Resident Associate Fellow of the New York-headquartered Asia Society. His teaching and research interests cover international development, democratization and political institutions, constitutionalism, ethnic politics, social movements and insurgencies, and South Asian politics.
Published May 28, 1987 by Westview Press. 415 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Travel, Professional & Technical, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

Rate this book!

Add Review