Book title: Stability and Growth in South Asia
Author(s): Sumita Kumar
ISBN: 9788182747487
Publication Year: 2013
Binding: HB
Pages: 354
Price: Rs. 995
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About the Book:
This book examines the forces and processes which have led to relative political stability or unleashed trends in that direction in some countries of South Asia. It also delves into the factors that have stimulated economic growth in some countries, and impeded economic growth in others. Eminent authors from the region examine how far the positive political and economic trends in the region are irreversible or lend themselves to internal convulsions or external influences. There is also a focus on how far inter-state relations within the region have led to stronger intra-regional co-operation, particularly in the economic field. The potential of SAARC as a regional organisation in promoting intra-regional integration, as an instrument of political and economic growth, has been authoritatively examined. The book brings together the thoughts, experiences and insights of South Asias leading academicians, policy makers and media persons on this highly important subject of South Asian stability and growth with respect to the recent past and the foreseeable future.

About the Author:
Sumita Kumar : Ms. Sumita Kumar is Senior Research Associate with the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses. She specialises on South Asian security issues with a special focus on Pakistan. Her research publications have covered a diverse range of issues concerning Pakistan`s foreign policy, internal politics and security. She has published chapters in books and articles in journals published in India and abroad, as well as in the Indian media. Her recent research publications have dealt with Pakistan`s energy security, Pakistan`s strategic thinking, Pakistan`s foreign policy and the Pakistan economy. She was a member of the IDSA team that brought out the Pakistan Project Report in April 2013, titled Pakistan on The Edge and the report in June 2012, titled Whither Pakistan? Growing Instability and Implications for India. Her publications include a chapter on ``US Measures Against Pakistan`s Nuclear Policies, 1990-2001``, in Michael Brzoska and George A. Lopez (eds.) Putting Teeth in the Tiger: Improving the Effectiveness of Arms Embargoes, Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., Bingley, 2009. She co-edited the book India`s Neighbourhood: Challenges Ahead, IDSA & Rubicon Publishers, 2008.

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