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              Transitional Justice in South Asia: A Study of Afghanistan and Nepal
               

              Transitional Justice in South Asia: A Study of Afghanistan and Nepal (Paperback)

              By Sajjad, Tazreena

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              Offering a comparative case study of transitional justice processes in Afghanistan and Nepal, this book critically evaluates the way the local is consulted in post-conflict efforts toward peace and reconciliation. It argues that there is a tendency in transitional justice efforts... to contain the discussion of the local within religious and cultural parameters, thus engaging only with a static local, as interpreted by certain local stakeholders. Based on data collected through interviews and participant observation carried out in the civil societies of the respective countries, this book brings attention to a dynamic local, where societal norms evolve, and realities on the ground are shaped by shifting power dynamics, local hierarchies, and inequalities between actors. It suggests that the local must be understood as an inter-subjective concept, the meaning of which is not only an evolving and moving target, but also dependent on who is consulted to interpret it to external actors. This timely book engages with the divergent range of civil society voices and offers ways to move forward by including their concerns in the efforts to help impoverished war-torn societies transition from a state of war to the conditions of peace.
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              ISBN 9781138119383
              Released NZ 4 Aug 2015
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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              Mobilizing Religion and Gender in India: The Role of Activism
               

              Mobilizing Religion and Gender in India: The Role of Activism (Hardback)

              By Deo, Nandini

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              Religious nationalists and women's activists have transformed India over the past century. They debated the idea of India under colonial rule, shaped the constitutional structure of Indian democracy, and questioned the legitimacy of the postcolonial consensus. This book traces th...e shared genealogy of these two movements, their structural similarities, their divergent strategies, and identifies the causes of their successes and failures. Using a historical comparative approach, the book argues that external events, activist agency in strategizing, and the political economy of transnational networks explain the relative success and failure of Hindu nationalism and the Indian women's movement rather than the ideological claims each movement makes. . By focusing on how particular activist strategies lead to wider levels of public support, it discusses how it is these strategies rather than the ideologies of Hindutva (the ideology of Hindu nationalism) and feminism that mobilize people. Both Hindu nationalists and the Indian women's movement have had decades of great power and influence and decades of relative irrelevance. The book goes on to highlight new insights into the inner dynamics of each movement by showing how the same strategies (grassroots education, electoral mobilization, media management, donor cultivation) lead to similarly positive results. Bringing together the study of Hindu nationalism and the Indian women's movement, the book will be of interest to students and scholars of South Asian Religion, Gender Studies, and South Asian Politics.
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              ISBN 9781138851122
              Released NZ 16 Nov 2015
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              Bollywood Travels: Culture, Diaspora and Border Crossings in Popular Hindi Cinema
               

              Bollywood Travels: Culture, Diaspora and Border Crossings in Popular Hindi Cinema (Paperback)

              By Dudrah, Rajinder

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              This title offers a cultural and social analysis of contemporary Bollywood films over the past decade, exploring the ideas of nation, race, religion, gender and sexuality, cinema and public spaces, diaspora and globalization.

              ISBN 9781138844520
              Released NZ 12 Sep 2014
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              Re-Orientalism and South Asian Identity Politics: The Oriental Other Within
               

              Re-Orientalism and South Asian Identity Politics: The Oriental Other Within (Paperback)

              Edited by Lau, Lisa; Mendes, Ana Cristina

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              This volume explores various new forms, objects and modes of circulation that sustain this renovated form of orientalism in South Asian culture. The contributors identify and engage with pressing recent debates about postcolonial South Asian identity politics, discussing a range ...of different texts and films.
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              ISBN 9781138844162
              Released NZ 12 Sep 2014
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              Ethnic Subnationalist Insurgencies in South Asia: Identities, Interests and Challenges to State Authority
               

              Ethnic Subnationalist Insurgencies in South Asia: Identities, Interests and Challenges to State Authority (Hardback)

              By Chima, Jugdep S.

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              This book provides a micro-historical analysis of the emergence and contemporary dynamics of recent ethnic sub-nationalist insurgencies in South Asia. Using comparative case studies, it discusses the causes of each insurgency, analyses the trajectory and dynamics of each, includi...ng attempts at resolution, and highlights the wider theories of ethno-nationalist insurgency. Bringing together an international group of contributors, the book covers insurgencies in Kashmir, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh. It questions why ethnic sub-nationalist insurgencies occurred at particular points in time and not at others, and explores the comparative trajectories of these movements. The book goes on to discern reappearing patterns of conflict escalation/de-escalation through the method of comparative process-tracing. It discusses that while identity is a necessary factor for insurgency, it is not a sufficient one. Instead, ethnic mobilization and insurgency only emerge when it is activated by tension emerging from political competition between ethnic and central state elites. These political dynamics, when combined with favourable socio-economic conditions, make the ethnic masses primed to accept the often symbolically-rich appeals from their leaders to mobilize against the central state. Providing an important study on ethno-nationalist insurgencies in South Asia, the book will be of interest to those working in the fields of South Asian Politics, Security Studies and Ethnic Conflict.
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              ISBN 9781138839922
              Released NZ 13 Mar 2015
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              The Labour Movement in the Global South: Trade Unions in Sri Lanka
               

              The Labour Movement in the Global South: Trade Unions in Sri Lanka (Paperback)

              By Biyanwila, S. Janaka

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              Workers and trade unions in the global south, or the poorer economies made up of Asian, African and Latino workers, are faced with many challenges. This book explains why unions in Sri Lanka illustrate a broader phenomenon of the global south in general, where most workers operat...e outside the terrain of formal labour markets.
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              ISBN 9781138888364
              Released NZ 22 May 2015
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              Political Islam and Governance in Bangladesh
               

              Political Islam and Governance in Bangladesh (Paperback)

              Edited by Riaz, Ali; Fair, C. Christine

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              The past decade has seen a marked policy focus upon Bangladesh, home to nearly 150 million Muslims; it has attracted the attention of the world due to weak governance and the rising tide of Islamist violence. This book provides a broad-ranging analysis of the growth and impact of... political Islam in Bangladesh, and reactions to it. Grounded in empirical data, experts on Bangladesh examine the changing character of Bangladeshi politics since 1971, with a particular focus on the convergence of governance, Islamism and militancy. They examine the impacts of Islamist politics on education, popular culture and civil society, and the regional and extraregional connections of the Bangladeshi Islamist groups. Bringing together journalists and academics - all of whom have different professional and methodological backgrounds and field experiences which impact upon these issues from different vantage points - the book assesses Bangladesh's own prospects for internal stability as well as its wider impact upon South Asian security. It argues that the political environment of Bangladesh, the appeal of Islamist ideology to the general masses and the dynamic adaptability of Islamist organizations all demonstrate that Bangladesh will continue to focus the attention of policy makers and analysts alike. This is a timely, incisive and original explanation of the rise of political Islam and Islamic militancy in Bangladesh.
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              ISBN 9781138879089
              Released NZ 10 Apr 2015
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              Counterinsurgency, Democracy, and the Politics of Identity in India: From Warfare to Welfare?
               

              Counterinsurgency, Democracy, and the Politics of Identity in India: From Warfare to Welfare? (Paperback)

              By Bhan, Mona

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              The rhetoric of armed social welfare has become prominent in military and counterinsurgency circuits with profound consequences for the meanings of democracy, citizenship, and humanitarianism in conflict zones. By focusing on the border district of Kargil, the site of India and P...akistan's fourth war in 1999, this book analyses how humanitarian policies of healing and heart warfare infused the logic of democracy and militarism in the post-war period. Compassion became a strategy to contain political dissension, regulate citizenship, and normalize the extensive militarization of Kargil's social and political order. The book uses the power of ethnography to foreground people's complex subjectivities and the violence of compassion, healing, and sacrifice in India's disputed frontier state. Based on extensive research in several sites across the region, from border villages in Kargil to military bases and state offices in Ladakh and Kashmir, this engaging book presents new material on military-civil relations, the securitization of democracy and development, and the extensive militarization of everyday life and politics. It is of interest to scholars working in diverse fields including political anthropology, development, and Asian Studies.
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              ISBN 9781138948426
              Released NZ 18 Jul 2015
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              Corporate Social Responsibility in India
               

              Corporate Social Responsibility in India (Paperback)

              By Chakrabarty, Bidyut

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              Presenting an analysis of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in India, this book looks at the unique roots of the concept in India. It examines Gandhi's philosophical moorings that inform India's approach to CSR, and the role of civil society in setting an agenda for championi...ng the rights of the stakeholders. The book goes on to focus on the role of the government in grooming the Indian business to be sensitive of its social concerns. Drawing on rich empirical data, the book shows that CSR in India cannot be conceptualized in ethnocentric terms. Arguing that it is not about 'the typical Indianness' of the articulation, it emphasizes the point that CSR in India needs to be conceptualized in a wider perspective by taking into account its philosophical roots with reference to the prevalent socio-economic and political context. The book is a valuable contribution to the literature on CSR, and is of interest to scholars of Asian Studies, business and development studies.
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              ISBN 9781138948259
              Released NZ 23 Jul 2015
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              Subaltern Movements in India: Gendered Geographies of Struggle Against Neoliberal Development
               

              Subaltern Movements in India: Gendered Geographies of Struggle Against Neoliberal Development (Hardback)

              By Desai, Manisha, PhD

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              Social struggles in India target both the state and private corporations. This book examines social movements which challenge the neoliberal model of development. Based on extensive field research, the focus is on three particular struggles in Gujarat. These ongoing struggles by ...adivasis, farmers, and fishers have led to substantial victories against the state's neoliberal development project. They reveal the importance of the legal changes in the state, the nature of the local fields of protest and movement anchors, and the translocal field of protest in contemporary subaltern protests. This book offers a new approach on the politics of social movements in contemporary India by discussing the nuanced relationship between development and democracy, social justice and gender justice. It will be of interest to academics in the field of Development and Gender studies, Studies of social movements and South Asian Studies.
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              ISBN 9781138938298
              Released NZ 5 Oct 2015
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