CPO5535: Politics of South Asia 3

Description: Surrounded on the south by the Indian Ocean and on land by West, Central and Southeast Asia, the region of South Asia is composed of eight developing countries of which at least four are of great strategic importance to the international political community. It’s growing economic and political influence along with nuclear proliferation, rise of Islamic militancy, terrorism and wars make South Asia a focal point of growing international attention and concern. This course will provide students with a detailed overview to the political study of the eight nations of South Asia. It will be organized to facilitate cross-national comparison, with course sections on each nation addressing topics such as political culture, government structure and institutions, political parties and leaders, and social conflict and resolution.