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School of Politics and International Relations

POL319 Politics of South Asia

POL319 Politics of South Asia

Credits: 15
Semester: 1

Module Convenor: Dr Elizabeth Chatterjee

Description: South Asia is home to almost one in every four people alive today. It is the world's fastest-growing region and boasts the world's largest democracy. Yet it also contains one-third of the world¿s poor, and societies divided by religion, caste, class, language, gender, and region. This course will provide an in-depth survey of the politics, political economy, and international relations of the major South Asian countries: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. By the end of the course, students will be able to contribute to key debates on democratization, economic development, identity politics, and nuclear-armed conflict in the region.

Assessment: Item 1: 20% Film/Book Review Item 2: 30% Group Presentation Item 3: 50% Final Essay (2000 words)
Level: 6

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