NS4667 Political Economy and Security in South Asia

This seminar examines different dimensions of South Asian political economy, with an emphasis on understanding the relationship between economy and security in the region. What are the economic structures in the countries of the region? How did these structures shape politics in the initial years after independence and, as a consequence, security across the region? What is the contemporary context in which these globalizing political economies operate? How has economic liberalization since the 1980s impacted their politics, defense, and foreign relations? What are the economic causes and consequences of insurgencies and government responses? Overall, this course will expand students' understanding of legacies across these countries and the crucial impact of their unique structures. Students will also be exposed to political economy theory in the process of studying these issues.

Prerequisites: None.

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