Revised and substantially updated, "The new international politics of South Asia" argues that the politics of the individual states of South Asia cannot be understood without reference to the regional and international context. The author emphasises the need to consider rapid political, social and economic change in the context of debates over ethnic identity and changes within the international system following the collapse of the Soviet Union. Recent changes have opened up new opportunities for the region, but have also exposed specific weaknesses. The author discusses India's evolving relationship with the international economic system, economic reforms in Pakistan and Sri Lanka, as well as key issues such as the regional position on the NPT treaty, the Comprehensive Test Ban treaty, environmental issues, and the post-Cold War world order.
"Hewitt has filled an important gap in the literature ... Realistic in its approach, compassionate but never condescending, comparative, accessible, empirical and affordable, Hewitt's South Asia should be on everybody's reading list for the region." --"Political Studies"
Series: Regional International Politics
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st July 1997
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.6 x 21.6 x 2.49
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised