Poslední úprava: SANDILYA (17.09.2013)
ATTENTION NO CLASS ON THE FOLLOWING TUESDAYS - O1.10 (FIRST SCHEDULED CLASS) AND 17.12 (LAST SCHEDULED CLASS)
One of the cradles of civilization, South Asia is finally coming into prominence across the world today. Geopolitically separate from the rest of Asia, the politics of the region have over the years have rapidly evolved and have exhibited the contrasting characteristics of democracy, monarchy, dictatorship over the years. Perhaps better described as a laboratory that demonstrates the effects of the ideals of different forms the political game, from despot dictators and crazy monarchs to most powerful women in the world, the region has seen it all.
The class will analyse and overview the major issues in government and politics in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal. The course of study has been divided country wise, in order to ensure continuity and clarity. For each country we will delve into the political culture and heritage, Government and Institutions, leaders and parties and finally policy issues and current perspectives, in order to understand best what characterises South Asian Politics. Highlights of our discussions will include the success of India?s democracy, dictatorship in Pakistan, monarchy and communism in Nepal, ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka and the ineffectiveness of Political rule in Bangladesh.