Politics of South Asia

An introduction to the politics of South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Nepal, and Bhutan) from historical and contemporary, national and comparative perspectives. Examines the relationship of political institutions to patterns of development. Comparative themes include: colonial experiences and nationalist ideologies; politicization of religions and rise of religious conflict; government and political processes; economic policies initiative for conflict transformation; women's empowerment; and obstacles to and prospects for human development.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 25

Prerequisites: None.

Instructor: Candland

Distribution Requirements: SBA - Social and Behavioral Analysis

Typical Periods Offered: Every other year

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Not Offered