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South Asia: Societies in Political and Economic Transition
Societies in Political and Economic Transition
By- Tan Tai Yong
The last few
years have been significant for South Asia, with fundamental political and
economic transitions in several of the countries.
for an interim government, followed by the election of a democratic government.
Pakistan saw an assassination of a former Prime Minister, followed by peaceful
elections and, perhaps, hope for stability. Nepal went through substantial
change, with the Maoists initially in power and, subsequently, opting out of
the government. In contrast, elections in Bhutan have brought a smooth
transition to democracy.
On the other
hand, economic issues have dominated India in recent times, including
aggressive responses to the global slowdown, fiscal expansion and an early
return to growth from the downturn.
In an attempt to
capture these changes in South Asia, this publication falls into two parts. The
first deals with political issues in countries that have witnessed the most
change and turbulence, while the second part deals with economic issues that
have been of concern to all the South Asian countries, and to India in
In summary, this
publication is an eclectic mix that covers a spectrum of current issues in
South Asia. It is a melting pot of politics and change, of reforms and
stagnation, and of growth and disparity. It also brings together a varied range
of experiences across the South Asian region. Most importantly, the publication
reflects the dynamism of the region and the fast pace of change in politics as
well as in economic policy. This book has been titled South Asia: Societies
in Political and Economic Transition to reflect this dynamism.
Tan Tai Yong,
a Professor of History, was appointed Director of
the Institute of the South Asian Studies on 1 June 2008. He is concurrently
Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the National University of
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