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TitleSouth Asia in the new decade : challenges and prospects
Author editors, Amitendu Palit, Glorai Spittel
Imprint Singapore : World Scientific, 2013
Descript xxii, 258 p. : ill., charts ; 23 cm

SUMMARY

At the beginning of the second decade of the new millennium, South Asia has emerged as a key regional variable in the contemporary global order. The last decade saw the region experiencing a robust phase of economic growth and development. Over time, South Asia's economic progress is expected to accelerate, given its favourable demography and strategic location. The prospects of faster economic growth and development, however, will materialize depending upon the region's success in handling various challenges including security, climate change, political instability and ethnic strife. It is in this context that the Sixth International Conference on South Asia brought together academics and policy specialists to provide insights and contribute to an understanding of the challenges and prospects facing the region in the new decade. This volume is a collection of the papers presented at the Conference and assembles a large and diverse set of viewpoints and perceptions on the region. -- From back cover


CONTENT

India and China: competitive coexistence in the Asian century / Rory Medcalf and Ashley Townshend -- The Washington and Beijing consensus in South Asia: how the Colombo consensus emerged with the new global realities / Pactrick Mendis -- Riots, elections and society: discerning social and political trends in India and Pakistan in coming decades / Peter Mayer -- Reducing poverty in South Asia through regional cooperation / Sadiq Ahmed -- Satellites, politics and India's TV news revolution: challenges and prospects / Nalin Mehta -- Economic challenges for South Asia / Jaspal Singh Bindra -- Moving up, looking east-prospects for South Asia's integration after the global crisis / Dipak Dasgupta and Nihal Pitigala -- South Asia's economic future with or without economic integrations / Shahid Javed Burki -- Indian trade policy after the crisis / Razeen Sally


social development poverty economic reform Financial crises -- South Asia National security -- South Asia International relations South Asia -- Economic conditions South Asia -- Politics and government South Asia -- Foreign relations

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