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Democracy, Sustainable Development, and Peace: New Perspectives on South Asia

Akmal Hussain and Muchkund Dubey


The book examines in the context of South Asia, four interrelated dimensions that constitute the central policy challenges of our time: consolidating democracy, violent extremism, mass poverty, and climate change. These dimensions are explored at the country-specific as well as the regional levelby some of the leading scholars and eminent public figures from the region, and the inter connections between these dimensions are developed in Chapter 1. Consolidating democracy requires governments to give space to civil society and provide institutional access to the under-privileged over governance ... More

Keywords: cooperation, empowerment, inclusive growth, institutional links, perennial wisdom, transcendent unity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780198092346
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092346.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Akmal Hussain, editor
Distinguished Professor of Economics, Forman Christian College, Lahore

Muchkund Dubey, editor
Professor/President, Council for Social Development, New Delhi

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Front Matter

1 Introduction

Akmal Hussain and Muchkund Dubey

Part I Democracy

2 State of Democracy in India

Subhash C. Kashyap

3 Pakistan

Hasan Askari Rizvi

6 Reconstructing Democracy in South Asia

Rounaq Jahan and Rehman Sobhan

Part II Inclusive Growth

7 Inclusive Growth in India

Muchkund Dubey and Biswajit Dhar

11 Inclusive Growth and Policies

Thangavel Palanivel and Fatma Gul Unal

Part III The Environmental Crisis

Part IV Peace

17 South Asian Union

Kamal Hossain

Part V South Asia’s Development and Financial Architecture

Part VI Recovering a Shared Sensibility for a Sustainable Future: Unity and Diversity in the South Asian Cultural Traditions

Part VII Perspective on South Asia