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xiv, 205 pages : illustrations , maps ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction 2. Getting (in)To Good Governance 3. Karnataka - The State of a Determined Path 4. Demonstrating Development 5. Can We Have a Civil-Consumer Slum, please... 6. Of Operational Significance 7. Conclusion: The Power to Reform.
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Since the early 1990s, the achievement of 'good governance' has been a dominant discourse in the pursuit of social and economic development. This book presents a critical challenge to the contemporary development paradigm of good governance. Based on original ethnographic fieldwork on urban water governance reforms in south India (Karnataka), the book examines the two propositions that underlie the current good governance debate. The first refers to a claim that good governance is both democratic and pro-market. The second to the claim that commercially-oriented water services, whether private or public, are good for poor and marginalised citizens. The book analyses these propositions as they intersect on three levels: policy, practice (process) and outcome. It argues that a number of tensions and contradictions exist within and between what the discourse promises, the everyday practises of how good governance policies are implemented and in the outcomes of such. It reveals the networks of power and the complexity of local reforms and their relation to global discourses as well as the motivations and every day practises of those who currently possess the power to reform. The book is of interest to academics in the fields of Development Studies, Asian Studies and Comparative Politics.
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  • 1. Introduction 2. Getting (in)To Good Governance 3. Karnataka - The State of a Determined Path 4. Demonstrating Development 5. Can We Have a Civil-Consumer Slum, please... 6. Of Operational Significance 7. Conclusion: The Power to Reform.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Since the early 1990s, the achievement of 'good governance' has been a dominant discourse in the pursuit of social and economic development. This book presents a critical challenge to the contemporary development paradigm of good governance. Based on original ethnographic fieldwork on urban water governance reforms in south India (Karnataka), the book examines the two propositions that underlie the current good governance debate. The first refers to a claim that good governance is both democratic and pro-market. The second to the claim that commercially-oriented water services, whether private or public, are good for poor and marginalised citizens. The book analyses these propositions as they intersect on three levels: policy, practice (process) and outcome. It argues that a number of tensions and contradictions exist within and between what the discourse promises, the everyday practises of how good governance policies are implemented and in the outcomes of such. It reveals the networks of power and the complexity of local reforms and their relation to global discourses as well as the motivations and every day practises of those who currently possess the power to reform. The book is of interest to academics in the fields of Development Studies, Asian Studies and Comparative Politics.
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HD1698 .I4 W35 2013 Unknown
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x, 273 p. ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Premises 2. Periphery in the Making 3. Capital(s) in Conflict and Consensus: The British Plantocracy versus the Provincial Bourgeoisie 4. Plantation Worker-Families: Sources, Social Origins and Gender Divisions 5. Slaves Reborn? The Disciplinary-Punishment Regime 6. Global Accumulation, Local Immiserisation 7. Identities, Historical Consciousness and Conflicts 8. The Post-colonial State: Re-alignment in Power Relations? 9. Colonial Legacy, Neo-liberal Predicaments and Peripheral Labour: Concluding Remarks.
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This book presents a historical account of plantations in India in the context of the modern world economy. It brings history up to the present, thereby showing how history can assist in explaining contemporary conditions and trends. The author focuses on labour and economic development problems and uses the World Systems theory so as to demonstrate the practical utility of the theory and its limitations as a guide to historical research. Based on extensive archival research, the book interprets the dynamics of plantation capitalism by focusing on the work, life and struggle of the dalits on plantations in colonial and post-colonial South India as they evolved from the mid-19th century. It argues that these elements of the plantation life-world were fashioned by the specific characteristics of the workers' location within the capitalist world-economy, the then prevailing local social structure and the scheme of disciplining to which the workers were subjected to. Treating the relations among various social forces -- the planting communities, the oppressed communities (dalits in India), the regional and national state, and the Imperial regime, this book fills a gap in academic literature on capitalism, economic development, and globalization.
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  • 1. Premises 2. Periphery in the Making 3. Capital(s) in Conflict and Consensus: The British Plantocracy versus the Provincial Bourgeoisie 4. Plantation Worker-Families: Sources, Social Origins and Gender Divisions 5. Slaves Reborn? The Disciplinary-Punishment Regime 6. Global Accumulation, Local Immiserisation 7. Identities, Historical Consciousness and Conflicts 8. The Post-colonial State: Re-alignment in Power Relations? 9. Colonial Legacy, Neo-liberal Predicaments and Peripheral Labour: Concluding Remarks.
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This book presents a historical account of plantations in India in the context of the modern world economy. It brings history up to the present, thereby showing how history can assist in explaining contemporary conditions and trends. The author focuses on labour and economic development problems and uses the World Systems theory so as to demonstrate the practical utility of the theory and its limitations as a guide to historical research. Based on extensive archival research, the book interprets the dynamics of plantation capitalism by focusing on the work, life and struggle of the dalits on plantations in colonial and post-colonial South India as they evolved from the mid-19th century. It argues that these elements of the plantation life-world were fashioned by the specific characteristics of the workers' location within the capitalist world-economy, the then prevailing local social structure and the scheme of disciplining to which the workers were subjected to. Treating the relations among various social forces -- the planting communities, the oppressed communities (dalits in India), the regional and national state, and the Imperial regime, this book fills a gap in academic literature on capitalism, economic development, and globalization.
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HD8039 .P4962 I47 2010 Unknown
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xv, 159 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Preface Acknowledgements Introduction 1. The History of Sino-Indian Relations 2. The Indian Ocean and China and India's Naval Strategy and Modernization 3. Chinese and Indian Economic Liberalization and the Nature of the Sino-Indian Economic Relationship 4. China and India's Energy Policies 5. The Positive Trends in the Sino-Indian Bilateral Dialogue Conclusion Bibliography.
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This book examines the dynamics of the modern relationship between China and India. As key emerging powers in the international system, India and especially China have received much attention. However, most analysts who have studied Sino-Indian relations have done so through a neorealist lens which emphasizes the conflictual and competitive elements within the overall relationship. This has had the effect of obscuring how the China-India relationship is currently in the process of transformation.Drawing on a detailed and systematic analysis of the interlinked and increasingly important issues of maritime security in the Indian Ocean region, energy demands and concerns, and economic growth and interchange, Amardeep Athwal shows that not only is there an absence of mutual threat perception, but Sino-Indian bilateral trade is increasingly being framed institutionally and China and India are also beginning to coordinate policy in important areas such as energy policy. He concludes that neorealist accounts of Sino-Indian relations have difficulty in explaining these recent developments. However, rather than rejecting neorealist explanations in their entirety, he points towards a theoretical pluralism with an appeal to 'soft' realism and theories of neoliberalism and peaceful change. "China-India Relations" will be of interest to scholars of international relations and politics, international business and Asian studies.
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  • Preface Acknowledgements Introduction 1. The History of Sino-Indian Relations 2. The Indian Ocean and China and India's Naval Strategy and Modernization 3. Chinese and Indian Economic Liberalization and the Nature of the Sino-Indian Economic Relationship 4. China and India's Energy Policies 5. The Positive Trends in the Sino-Indian Bilateral Dialogue Conclusion Bibliography.
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This book examines the dynamics of the modern relationship between China and India. As key emerging powers in the international system, India and especially China have received much attention. However, most analysts who have studied Sino-Indian relations have done so through a neorealist lens which emphasizes the conflictual and competitive elements within the overall relationship. This has had the effect of obscuring how the China-India relationship is currently in the process of transformation.Drawing on a detailed and systematic analysis of the interlinked and increasingly important issues of maritime security in the Indian Ocean region, energy demands and concerns, and economic growth and interchange, Amardeep Athwal shows that not only is there an absence of mutual threat perception, but Sino-Indian bilateral trade is increasingly being framed institutionally and China and India are also beginning to coordinate policy in important areas such as energy policy. He concludes that neorealist accounts of Sino-Indian relations have difficulty in explaining these recent developments. However, rather than rejecting neorealist explanations in their entirety, he points towards a theoretical pluralism with an appeal to 'soft' realism and theories of neoliberalism and peaceful change. "China-India Relations" will be of interest to scholars of international relations and politics, international business and Asian studies.
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DS450 .C5 A84 2008 Unknown
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xv, 240 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Caught in the Peace Trap? On the illiberal consequences of liberal peace in Sri Lanka Jonathan Goodhand and Benedikt Korf 2. Government-LTTE Peace Negotiations in 2002-2005 and the Clash of State Formation Projects Jayadeva Uyangoda 3. The Indian Factor in the Peace Process and Conflict Resolution in Sri Lanka S.I. Keethaponcalan 4. Superpowers and Small Conflicts: The United States and Sri Lanka Jeffrey Lunsted 5. The Military Dynamics of the Peace Process and Its Aftermath Chris Smith 6. Would the Real Dutugemunu Please Stand Up? The politics of Sinhala nationalist authenticity and populist discontent David Rampton with Asanga Welikala 7. Whose War? Whose Peace? The LTTE and the Politics of the North East Liz Philipson 8. The Genealogy of Muslim Political Voices in Sri Lanka Nick Lewer and Mohammed Ismail 9. Politics of Market Reforms and the UNF-led Negotiations Sunil Bastian 10. Aiding Peace? An insider's view of donor support for the Sri Lankan peace process, 2000-2005 Adam Burke and Anthea Mulakala 11. Muddling the Peace Process: The political dynamics of the tsunami, aid and conflict Georg Frerks and Bart Klem 12. In the Balance? Civil society and the peace process 2002-2008 Oliver Walton with Paikiasothy Sarrabanmuttu 13. Reflections on an Illiberal Peace: Stories from the East Jonathan Spencer.
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The period between 2001 and 2006 saw the rise and fall of an internationally supported effort to bring a protracted violent conflict in Sri Lanka to a peaceful resolution. A ceasefire agreement, signed in February 2002, was followed by six rounds of peace talks, but growing political violence, disagreements over core issues and a fragmentation of the constituencies of the key parties led to an eventual breakdown. In the wake of the failed peace process a new government pursued a highly effective 'war for peace' leading to the military defeat of the LTTE on the battlefields of the north east in May 2009. This book brings together a unique range of perspectives on this problematic and ultimately unsuccessful peace process. The contributions are based upon extensive field research and written by leading Sri Lankan and international researchers and practitioners. The framework of 'liberal peacebuilding' provides an analytical starting point for exploring the complex and unpredictable interactions between international and domestic players during the war-peace-war period. The lessons drawn from the Sri Lankan case have important implications in the context of wider debates on the 'liberal peace' and post conflict peacebuilding - particularly as these debates have largely been shaped by the 'high profile' cases such as Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq. This book is of interest not only to Sri Lanka specialists but also to the wider policy/practitioner audience, and is a useful contribution to South Asian studies.
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  • 1. Caught in the Peace Trap? On the illiberal consequences of liberal peace in Sri Lanka Jonathan Goodhand and Benedikt Korf 2. Government-LTTE Peace Negotiations in 2002-2005 and the Clash of State Formation Projects Jayadeva Uyangoda 3. The Indian Factor in the Peace Process and Conflict Resolution in Sri Lanka S.I. Keethaponcalan 4. Superpowers and Small Conflicts: The United States and Sri Lanka Jeffrey Lunsted 5. The Military Dynamics of the Peace Process and Its Aftermath Chris Smith 6. Would the Real Dutugemunu Please Stand Up? The politics of Sinhala nationalist authenticity and populist discontent David Rampton with Asanga Welikala 7. Whose War? Whose Peace? The LTTE and the Politics of the North East Liz Philipson 8. The Genealogy of Muslim Political Voices in Sri Lanka Nick Lewer and Mohammed Ismail 9. Politics of Market Reforms and the UNF-led Negotiations Sunil Bastian 10. Aiding Peace? An insider's view of donor support for the Sri Lankan peace process, 2000-2005 Adam Burke and Anthea Mulakala 11. Muddling the Peace Process: The political dynamics of the tsunami, aid and conflict Georg Frerks and Bart Klem 12. In the Balance? Civil society and the peace process 2002-2008 Oliver Walton with Paikiasothy Sarrabanmuttu 13. Reflections on an Illiberal Peace: Stories from the East Jonathan Spencer.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
The period between 2001 and 2006 saw the rise and fall of an internationally supported effort to bring a protracted violent conflict in Sri Lanka to a peaceful resolution. A ceasefire agreement, signed in February 2002, was followed by six rounds of peace talks, but growing political violence, disagreements over core issues and a fragmentation of the constituencies of the key parties led to an eventual breakdown. In the wake of the failed peace process a new government pursued a highly effective 'war for peace' leading to the military defeat of the LTTE on the battlefields of the north east in May 2009. This book brings together a unique range of perspectives on this problematic and ultimately unsuccessful peace process. The contributions are based upon extensive field research and written by leading Sri Lankan and international researchers and practitioners. The framework of 'liberal peacebuilding' provides an analytical starting point for exploring the complex and unpredictable interactions between international and domestic players during the war-peace-war period. The lessons drawn from the Sri Lankan case have important implications in the context of wider debates on the 'liberal peace' and post conflict peacebuilding - particularly as these debates have largely been shaped by the 'high profile' cases such as Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq. This book is of interest not only to Sri Lanka specialists but also to the wider policy/practitioner audience, and is a useful contribution to South Asian studies.
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DS489.84 .C673 2011 Unknown
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xiii, 172 p. ; 24 cm.
  • List of Charts and Tables Acknowledgments Abbreviations and Acronyms Introduction 1. The Political Landscape of Bangladesh 2. Islamist Politics and the Militants: A Taxonomy 3. The Missing State and the Homegrown Militants 4. A "Friendly" Neighborhood and the Proxy-Wars 5. The Long Shadow of the Distant World 6. Future Trajectories of Islamist Militancy in Bangladesh Appendix 1 Constitutional Provisions of the Caretaker Government Appendix 2 Bomb Attacks in Bangladesh 1999-2005 Appendix 3 Militant Islamist Organizations in Bangladesh Appendix 4 Profiles of Islamist militant leaders Appendix 5 The JMB Leaflet Calls for Islamic Rule The Original Text of the JMB Leaflet Notes Bibliography Index.
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In an unprecedented show of force, organization and skills, two proscribed Islamist militant organizations exploded more than 450 bombs within a span of less than an hour throughout Bangladesh on 17 August 2005 sending a strong message that they were a force to be reckoned with. This catastrophic event, followed by a number of suicide attacks, forced the then reluctant Bangladeshi government, a coalition of center-right parties with two Islamists among them, to acknowledge the existence of a network of militants and take action against this threat.Against this backdrop, this book is the first academic study on the growing Islamist militancy in Bangladesh. It examines the relevance, significance and trajectories of militant Islamist groups in Bangladesh, exploring the complex web of domestic, regional and international events and dynamics that have both engendered and strengthened Islamist militancy in Bangladesh. The three factors - domestic, regional and international aspects - are each discussed separately and their connection and links are analysed. It goes on to consider possible future trajectories of militant Islamism in Bangladesh. This book addresses an issue of great importance for contemporary Bangladeshi politics, and will be of interest to scholars.
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  • List of Charts and Tables Acknowledgments Abbreviations and Acronyms Introduction 1. The Political Landscape of Bangladesh 2. Islamist Politics and the Militants: A Taxonomy 3. The Missing State and the Homegrown Militants 4. A "Friendly" Neighborhood and the Proxy-Wars 5. The Long Shadow of the Distant World 6. Future Trajectories of Islamist Militancy in Bangladesh Appendix 1 Constitutional Provisions of the Caretaker Government Appendix 2 Bomb Attacks in Bangladesh 1999-2005 Appendix 3 Militant Islamist Organizations in Bangladesh Appendix 4 Profiles of Islamist militant leaders Appendix 5 The JMB Leaflet Calls for Islamic Rule The Original Text of the JMB Leaflet Notes Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
In an unprecedented show of force, organization and skills, two proscribed Islamist militant organizations exploded more than 450 bombs within a span of less than an hour throughout Bangladesh on 17 August 2005 sending a strong message that they were a force to be reckoned with. This catastrophic event, followed by a number of suicide attacks, forced the then reluctant Bangladeshi government, a coalition of center-right parties with two Islamists among them, to acknowledge the existence of a network of militants and take action against this threat.Against this backdrop, this book is the first academic study on the growing Islamist militancy in Bangladesh. It examines the relevance, significance and trajectories of militant Islamist groups in Bangladesh, exploring the complex web of domestic, regional and international events and dynamics that have both engendered and strengthened Islamist militancy in Bangladesh. The three factors - domestic, regional and international aspects - are each discussed separately and their connection and links are analysed. It goes on to consider possible future trajectories of militant Islamism in Bangladesh. This book addresses an issue of great importance for contemporary Bangladeshi politics, and will be of interest to scholars.
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HV6433 .B36 R59 2008 Unknown
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xxiii, 233 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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JS7008 .R348 2015 Unknown
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xxi, 197 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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HV6548 .S72 W54 2015 Unknown
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xv, 238 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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HQ670 .J35 2014 Unknown
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xxvii, 256 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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HC435.3 .I622 2015 Unknown
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xix, 224 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • India in world politics
  • India and Pakistan
  • India and Afghanistan
  • India and Bangladesh
  • India and Sri Lanka
  • India and Nepal
  • Conclusion.
  • Introduction
  • India in world politics
  • India and Pakistan
  • India and Afghanistan
  • India and Bangladesh
  • India and Sri Lanka
  • India and Nepal
  • Conclusion.
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DS341.3 .I4 M39 2015 Unknown
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xii, 222 pages ; 24 cm.
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DS430 .F39 2015 Unknown
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131 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: Reading Spies and "Terrorists"
  • Genre
  • Spy
  • Proxy
  • "Terrorist"
  • Conclusion: Drones.
  • Introduction: Reading Spies and "Terrorists"
  • Genre
  • Spy
  • Proxy
  • "Terrorist"
  • Conclusion: Drones.
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PS374 .S764 C55 2014 Unknown
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xiv, 152 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction
  • CSR and development: how the two concepts evolved
  • State of development in Pakistan
  • Industrial development, management culture and CSR in Pakistan
  • Government regulations on CSR in Pakistan
  • Perceptions and motivations of the indigenous corporate sector for CSR in Pakistan
  • CSR policies and practices
  • Channels and forms of support
  • Overall conclusions.
  • Introduction
  • CSR and development: how the two concepts evolved
  • State of development in Pakistan
  • Industrial development, management culture and CSR in Pakistan
  • Government regulations on CSR in Pakistan
  • Perceptions and motivations of the indigenous corporate sector for CSR in Pakistan
  • CSR policies and practices
  • Channels and forms of support
  • Overall conclusions.
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HD60.5 .P18 M35 2015 Unknown
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xvi, 167 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction
  • State and donor attempts to contend with the problems of poor farmers in Pakistan: a broad overview
  • Situating poor farmers in Pakistan's rural political economy
  • Ascertaining impacts of state institutions and policies on poor farmers
  • Donor influence on agricultural development and implications for poor farmers
  • Resisting and challenging adversities confronting poor farmers
  • Conclusion.
  • Introduction
  • State and donor attempts to contend with the problems of poor farmers in Pakistan: a broad overview
  • Situating poor farmers in Pakistan's rural political economy
  • Ascertaining impacts of state institutions and policies on poor farmers
  • Donor influence on agricultural development and implications for poor farmers
  • Resisting and challenging adversities confronting poor farmers
  • Conclusion.
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HD8039 .F32 P182 2015 Unknown
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xix, 178 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction: the making of Pakistan's post-1998 nuclear policy
  • Historical analysis of Pakistan's nuclear development program
  • Pakistan's rationale of minimum deterrence: why the minimum?
  • Pakistan's policy of minimum credible deterrence: why minimum is not the minimum
  • Pakistan's nuclear force building
  • Pakistan's doctrine of nuclear first use
  • Pakistan's policy of arms control and disarmament: a call for arms control regime in South Asia
  • Conclusion: a call for an actual minimum.
  • Introduction: the making of Pakistan's post-1998 nuclear policy
  • Historical analysis of Pakistan's nuclear development program
  • Pakistan's rationale of minimum deterrence: why the minimum?
  • Pakistan's policy of minimum credible deterrence: why minimum is not the minimum
  • Pakistan's nuclear force building
  • Pakistan's doctrine of nuclear first use
  • Pakistan's policy of arms control and disarmament: a call for arms control regime in South Asia
  • Conclusion: a call for an actual minimum.
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xviii, 244 pages : maps ; 22 cm.
"Left radicalism in India was rooted in the nationalist movement and was set in motion in the 1920s with the formation of the communist party. The communist movement manifested itself differently in each phase of India's political history and Communism continues to remain a meaningful alternative ideological discourse in India. This book examines left politics in India focusing on its rise, consolidation and relative decline in the present century. Left radicalism in India is a distinct ideological phenomenon which is articulated in two complementary ways: while the parliamentary left remains social democratic in character, its bête noire, the left wing extremists, continue to uphold the classical Marxist, Leninist and Maoist notion of violent revolution. By concentrating on the nature and also activities of these two versions of left radicalism, this book is a thorough study of the phenomenon. The author analyses the states of Kerala, West Bengal and Tripura and presents a variety of case studies of communist movements. He argues that the political power of the left parties depends on the degree to which they have built organizational strength, political hegemony and a broad social base through legal and extra-parliamentary struggles. An in-depth study of socio-economic circumstances that remain critical in conceptualizing radical extremism, Left Radicalism in India will be of interest to those studying Indian Politics, South Asian History, Development Studies and Global Politics"-- Provided by publisher.
"Left radicalism in India was rooted in the nationalist movement and was set in motion in the 1920s with the formation of the communist party. The communist movement manifested itself differently in each phase of India's political history and Communism continues to remain a meaningful alternative ideological discourse in India. This book examines left politics in India focusing on its rise, consolidation and relative decline in the present century. Left radicalism in India is a distinct ideological phenomenon which is articulated in two complementary ways: while the parliamentary left remains social democratic in character, its bête noire, the left wing extremists, continue to uphold the classical Marxist, Leninist and Maoist notion of violent revolution. By concentrating on the nature and also activities of these two versions of left radicalism, this book is a thorough study of the phenomenon. The author analyses the states of Kerala, West Bengal and Tripura and presents a variety of case studies of communist movements. He argues that the political power of the left parties depends on the degree to which they have built organizational strength, political hegemony and a broad social base through legal and extra-parliamentary struggles. An in-depth study of socio-economic circumstances that remain critical in conceptualizing radical extremism, Left Radicalism in India will be of interest to those studying Indian Politics, South Asian History, Development Studies and Global Politics"-- Provided by publisher.
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HX393.5 .C34 2015 Unknown
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xv, 231 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction 1. Becoming Brogpas 2. The Hill Council and the Healing Touch 3. Pajlus, Porters, and Heroes 4. Heart Warfare? 5. Blurred Boundaries 6. Conclusion.
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The rhetoric of armed social welfare has become prominent in military and counterinsurgency circuits with profound consequences for the meanings of democracy, citizenship, and humanitarianism in conflict zones. By focusing on the border district of Kargil, the site of India and Pakistan's fourth war in 1999, this book analyses how humanitarian policies of healing and heart warfare infused the logic of democracy and militarism in the post-war period. Compassion became a strategy to contain political dissension, regulate citizenship, and normalize the extensive militarization of Kargil's social and political order. The book uses the power of ethnography to foreground people's complex subjectivities and the violence of compassion, healing, and sacrifice in India's disputed frontier state. Based on extensive research in several sites across the region, from border villages in Kargil to military bases and state offices in Ladakh and Kashmir, this engaging book presents new material on military-civil relations, the securitization of democracy and development, and the extensive militarization of everyday life and politics. It is of interest to scholars working in diverse fields including political anthropology, development, and Asian Studies.
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  • Introduction 1. Becoming Brogpas 2. The Hill Council and the Healing Touch 3. Pajlus, Porters, and Heroes 4. Heart Warfare? 5. Blurred Boundaries 6. Conclusion.
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The rhetoric of armed social welfare has become prominent in military and counterinsurgency circuits with profound consequences for the meanings of democracy, citizenship, and humanitarianism in conflict zones. By focusing on the border district of Kargil, the site of India and Pakistan's fourth war in 1999, this book analyses how humanitarian policies of healing and heart warfare infused the logic of democracy and militarism in the post-war period. Compassion became a strategy to contain political dissension, regulate citizenship, and normalize the extensive militarization of Kargil's social and political order. The book uses the power of ethnography to foreground people's complex subjectivities and the violence of compassion, healing, and sacrifice in India's disputed frontier state. Based on extensive research in several sites across the region, from border villages in Kargil to military bases and state offices in Ladakh and Kashmir, this engaging book presents new material on military-civil relations, the securitization of democracy and development, and the extensive militarization of everyday life and politics. It is of interest to scholars working in diverse fields including political anthropology, development, and Asian Studies.
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DS486 .K3347 B53 2014 Unknown
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xvi, 259 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Domesticity and Decolonization 2. Country and City 3. The Trouser Under the Cloth 4. Nationalist Dreams 5. The Pioneers 6. Metropolitan Cultures 7. Domesticating the Nation.
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The role of the home, the domestic sphere and the intimate, ethno-cultural identities that are cultivated within it, are critical to understanding the polemical constructions of country and city; tradition and modernity; and regionalism and cosmopolitanism. The home is fundamental to ideas of the homeland that give nationalism its imaginative form and its political trajectory. This book explores positions that are vital to ideas of national belonging through the history of colonial, bourgeois self-fashioning and post colonial identity construction in Sri Lanka. The country remains central to related architectural discourses due to its emergence as a critical site for regional architecture, post-independence. Suggesting patterns of indigenous accommodation and resistance that are expressed through built form, the book argues that the nation grows as an extension of an indigenous private sphere, ostensibly uncontaminated by colonial influences, domesticating institutions and appropriating rural geographies in the pursuit of its hegemonic ideals. This ambitious, comprehensive, wide-ranging book presents an abundance of new and original material and many imaginative insights into the history of architecture and nationalism from the mid nineteenth century to the present day.
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  • 1. Domesticity and Decolonization 2. Country and City 3. The Trouser Under the Cloth 4. Nationalist Dreams 5. The Pioneers 6. Metropolitan Cultures 7. Domesticating the Nation.
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The role of the home, the domestic sphere and the intimate, ethno-cultural identities that are cultivated within it, are critical to understanding the polemical constructions of country and city; tradition and modernity; and regionalism and cosmopolitanism. The home is fundamental to ideas of the homeland that give nationalism its imaginative form and its political trajectory. This book explores positions that are vital to ideas of national belonging through the history of colonial, bourgeois self-fashioning and post colonial identity construction in Sri Lanka. The country remains central to related architectural discourses due to its emergence as a critical site for regional architecture, post-independence. Suggesting patterns of indigenous accommodation and resistance that are expressed through built form, the book argues that the nation grows as an extension of an indigenous private sphere, ostensibly uncontaminated by colonial influences, domesticating institutions and appropriating rural geographies in the pursuit of its hegemonic ideals. This ambitious, comprehensive, wide-ranging book presents an abundance of new and original material and many imaginative insights into the history of architecture and nationalism from the mid nineteenth century to the present day.
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NA2543 .N38 P54 2013 Unknown
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xii, 263 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction Part 1: Idea to Nation 1. 1947 2. 1971 Part 2: Islamic Nation? Islamic State? 3. Islam before Pakistan 4. Zia's Islamization Part 3: Multicultural Nation Privileged State 5. Karachi 6. The Zamindari System Part 4: Failed State, Nation in Crisis 7. 9/11.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Looking at a wide selection of Pakistani novels in English, this book explores how literary texts imaginatively probe the past, convey the present, and project a future in terms that facilitate a sense of collective belonging. The novels discussed cover a range of historical movements and developments, including pre-20th century Islamic history, the 1947 partition, the 1971 Pakistani war, the Zia years, and post-9/11 Pakistan, as well as pervasive themes, including ethnonationalist tensions, the zamindari system, and conspiracy thinking. The book offers a range of representations of how and whether collective belonging takes shape, and illustrates how the Pakistani novel in English, often overshadowed by the proliferation of the Indian novel in English, complements Pakistani multi-lingual literary imaginaries by presenting alternatives to standard versions of history and by highlighting the issues English-language literary production bring to the fore in a broader Pakistani context. It goes on to look at the literary devices and themes used to portray idea, nation and state as a foundation for collective belonging. The book illustrates the distinct contributions the Pakistani novel in English makes to the larger fields of postcolonial and South Asian literary and cultural studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
  • Introduction Part 1: Idea to Nation 1. 1947 2. 1971 Part 2: Islamic Nation? Islamic State? 3. Islam before Pakistan 4. Zia's Islamization Part 3: Multicultural Nation Privileged State 5. Karachi 6. The Zamindari System Part 4: Failed State, Nation in Crisis 7. 9/11.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Looking at a wide selection of Pakistani novels in English, this book explores how literary texts imaginatively probe the past, convey the present, and project a future in terms that facilitate a sense of collective belonging. The novels discussed cover a range of historical movements and developments, including pre-20th century Islamic history, the 1947 partition, the 1971 Pakistani war, the Zia years, and post-9/11 Pakistan, as well as pervasive themes, including ethnonationalist tensions, the zamindari system, and conspiracy thinking. The book offers a range of representations of how and whether collective belonging takes shape, and illustrates how the Pakistani novel in English, often overshadowed by the proliferation of the Indian novel in English, complements Pakistani multi-lingual literary imaginaries by presenting alternatives to standard versions of history and by highlighting the issues English-language literary production bring to the fore in a broader Pakistani context. It goes on to look at the literary devices and themes used to portray idea, nation and state as a foundation for collective belonging. The book illustrates the distinct contributions the Pakistani novel in English makes to the larger fields of postcolonial and South Asian literary and cultural studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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PR9540.4 .C55 2013 Unknown
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xii, 204 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • 1. (Anti) Conversion as Exception: Genealogies 2. (Anti) Conversion: Transnational Bio/Necropolitical Engagements 3. Sovereignty and the Indian Secular 4. What's Love Got to do with it? Sovereignty and Conversion 5. Profaning Religious Freedom.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Drawing on the critical and theoretical concepts of sovereignty, biopolitics, and necropolitics, this book examines how a normative liberal and secular understanding of India's religious identity is translatable by Hindu nationalists into discrimination and violence against minoritized religious communities. Extending these concepts to an analysis of historical, political and legal genealogies of conversion, the author demonstrates how a concern for sovereignty links past and present anti-conversion campaigns and laws. The book illustrates how sovereignty informs the making of secularism as well as religious difference. The focus on sovereignty sheds light on the manner in which religious difference becomes a point of reference for the religio-secular idioms of Bombay cinema, for legal judgements on communal violence, for human rights organizations, and those seeking justice for communal violence. This wide-ranging examination and discussion of the trajectories of (anti) conversion politics through historical, legal, philosophical, popular cultural, archival and ethnographic material offers a cogent argument for shifting the stakes and rethinking the relationship between sovereignty and religious freedom. The book is a timely contribution to broader theoretical and political discussions of (post) secularism and human rights, and is of interest to students and scholars of postcolonial studies, cultural studies, law, and religious studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
  • 1. (Anti) Conversion as Exception: Genealogies 2. (Anti) Conversion: Transnational Bio/Necropolitical Engagements 3. Sovereignty and the Indian Secular 4. What's Love Got to do with it? Sovereignty and Conversion 5. Profaning Religious Freedom.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Drawing on the critical and theoretical concepts of sovereignty, biopolitics, and necropolitics, this book examines how a normative liberal and secular understanding of India's religious identity is translatable by Hindu nationalists into discrimination and violence against minoritized religious communities. Extending these concepts to an analysis of historical, political and legal genealogies of conversion, the author demonstrates how a concern for sovereignty links past and present anti-conversion campaigns and laws. The book illustrates how sovereignty informs the making of secularism as well as religious difference. The focus on sovereignty sheds light on the manner in which religious difference becomes a point of reference for the religio-secular idioms of Bombay cinema, for legal judgements on communal violence, for human rights organizations, and those seeking justice for communal violence. This wide-ranging examination and discussion of the trajectories of (anti) conversion politics through historical, legal, philosophical, popular cultural, archival and ethnographic material offers a cogent argument for shifting the stakes and rethinking the relationship between sovereignty and religious freedom. The book is a timely contribution to broader theoretical and political discussions of (post) secularism and human rights, and is of interest to students and scholars of postcolonial studies, cultural studies, law, and religious studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Green Library
Status of items at Green Library
Green Library Status
Stacks Find it
BL2015 .N26 O88 2013 Unknown

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