This collection explores 'state of the art' methods to understand International Relations in South Asia, from disciplinary, pedagogic and epistemological standpoints. It probes alternative methods to comprehend international politics in the region: through constructivism, critical theories, post-colonial traditions of thought and feminist approaches. International Relations in South Asia: Search for an Alternative Paradigm offers perspectives from various Asian countries like Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and India and captures contemporary thinking with articles that are being published for the first time. It is a compelling read for researchers and academicians working in the fields of Political Science, International Relations, Strategic/Security Studies and South Asian Studies.
International Relations in South Asia: State of the Art - Navnita Chadha Behera Distant Futures and Alternative Presents for South Asia - Sohail Inayatullah Identity without Exceptionalism: Challenges for Asian Political and International Studies - Amitav Acharya Our Region Their Theories: A Case for Critical Security Studies in South Asia - Haider K Nizamani Pluralism, Democracy and Ethnic Conflict Resolution: Possibilities in Sri Lanka for State Re-making - Jayadeva Uyangoda The Westphalian State in South Asia and Future Directions - Mijarul Quayes Nepal: From Authoritarianism to Democracy - Ganga Bahadur Thapa Intra-state/Inter-state Conflicts in South Asia:The Constructivist Alternative to Realism - Shibashis Chatterjee The Agent-structure Problem and India's External Security Policy - Varun Sahni Can Non-provocative Defense Work for Pakistan? - Ayesha Siddiqa Exploring the Linkages between Rights and Security in South Asia - Neera Chandhoke States in Crisis, Subalternity and Security Stakes: The Case for a Track-Three Strategy in South Asia - Anand Aditya A Critique of Contemporary Liberal IR Theory from a South Asian Standpoint - A K Ramakrishnan Stripping Women, Securing the Sovereign 'National' Body: The State of Exception in Everyday Life - Mangalika De Silva Index