India and Pakistan

India and Pakistan : The First Fifty Years

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One fifth of the world's people live in India and Pakistan. Looking back on their first fifty years of independence, leading specialists on South Asia assess their progress and problems, their foreign and defense policies and their relations with the United States. The three coeditors, who compare the achievements of India and Pakistan in a perceptive introductory overview, combine journalistic, diplomatic and academic experience. Selig S. Harrison, author of India: The Most Dangerous Decades, served as South Asia Bureau Chief of the Washington Post. Paul H. Kreisberg is a former Deputy Chairman of the State Department's Policy Planning Council. Dennis Kux, author of India and the United States: Estranged Democracies, is a former Director of the India Desk in the State Department. Harrison and Kreisberg are Senior Scholars of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and Kux is a former Woodrow Wilson Center Fellow.
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  • Paperback | 230 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 13mm | 340g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Worked examples or Exercises
  • 0521645859
  • 9780521645850
  • 2,415,003

Table of contents

Introduction Selig S. Harrison, Paul H. Kreisberg and Dennis Kux; Part I. India: 1. Politics: democratic progress and problems Paul Brass; 2. Economics: much achieved, much to achieve John Adams; 3. Society: growth and inequity Sonalde Desai and Katharine Sreedhar; Part II. Pakistan: 4. Politics: a nation still in the making Robert LaPorte Jr; 5. Economics: misplaced priorities, missed opportunities Marvin Weinbaum; 6. Society: progress and challenges Anita Weiss; Part III. Foreign and Security Policy: 7. India: policies past and future Sumit Ganguly; 8. Pakistan: fifty years of insecurity Thomas Thornton; 9. The US India, and Pakistan: retrospect and prospect Stephen Philip Cohen.
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'The book is an excellent reader on South Asian affairs, especially for anyone with a particular interest in one of the two states but with less knowledge of the other. it is also a fine resume of developments over the first fifty years and can thus be strongly recommended as an acquisition for any South Asia collection.' International Quarterly for Asian Studies "This book is essential reading for anyone interested in international relations of South Asia." The International History Review "The contributors present a literate, useful, and challenging book for students and scholars interested in international politics and in the first 50 years of India and Pakistan's existence..." Choice
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