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Pathways to Power: The Domestic Politics of South Asia.
  • Arjun Guneratne, Macalester College
  • Anita Weiss, University of Oregon
Pathways to Power introduces the domestic politics of South Asia in their broadest possible context, studying ongoing transformative social processes grounded in cultural forms. In doing so, it reveals the interplay between politics, cultural values, human security, and historical luck. While these are important correlations everywhere, nowhere are they more compelling than in South Asia where such dynamic interchanges loom large on a daily basis. Identity politics—not just of religion but also of caste, ethnicity, regionalism, and social class—infuses all aspects of social and political life in the sub-continent. Recognizing this complex interplay, this volume moves beyond conventional views of South Asian politics as it explicitly weaves the connections between history, culture, and social values into its examination of political life.
  • Politics,
  • South Asia
Publication Date
Rowman and Littlefield
Citation Information
Arjun Guneratne and Anita Weiss. Pathways to Power: The Domestic Politics of South Asia.. Lanham(2014)
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