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South Asia on a Short Fuse: Nuclear Politics and the Future of Global Disarmament

South Asia on a Short Fuse: Nuclear Politics and the Future of Global Disarmament

by: Praful Bidwai

 

In May 1998, India did what many thought unthinkable: it conducted nuclear tests and joined the discriminatory global nuclear order it had long criticized-on the side of the discriminators. Pakistan followed. What impelled the two South Asian neighbours to nuclearize, especially just when...


ISBN: 9780195651782

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Subject: Contemporary UK, Politics, Society

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The Politics of India Since Independence

The Politics of India Since Independence

by: Paul R. Brass

 

The Politics of India since Independence provides a comprehensive study of the major political, cultural, and economic changes in India since gaining independence. Paul Brass focuses on the consequences of the centralising drives of the national leadership to create a strong, unified nation, and...


ISBN: 9780521459709

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Subject: Contemporary UK, Politics

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The Narmada Daned: An Inquiry into the Politics of Development

The Narmada Daned: An Inquiry into the Politics of Development

by: Dilip D'Souza

 

With its 18 October 2000 judgement, the Supreme Court allowed construction to resume on the Sardar Sarovar dam. But controversy still rages around the dam, and any chance of debate between the widely differing opinions on it is drowned in angry rhetoric. Where does that leave the common man in...


ISBN: 9780143028659

Publisher: Penguin Books

Subject: Contemporary UK, Politics

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Law and Gender Inequality: The Politics of Women's Rights in India

Law and Gender Inequality: The Politics of Women's Rights in India

by: Flavia Agnes

 

Provides an analysis of the late-1990s trends of the debate on Uniform Civil Code located within a highly charged and communally-vitiated political scenario. The book goes on to expose the communal undertones of some recent judicial pronouncements.


ISBN: 9780195645873

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Subject: Contemporary UK, Politics

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Imperial Power and Popular Politics: Class, Resistance and the State in India, 1850-1950

Imperial Power and Popular Politics: Class, Resistance and the State in India, 1850-1950

by: Rajnarayan Chandavarkar

 

In this series of interconnected essays, Rajnarayan Chandavarkar offers a powerful revisionist analysis of the relationship between class and politics in India between the Mutiny and Independence. Dr Chandavarkar rejects the 'Orientalist' view of Indian social and economic development as...


ISBN: 9780521596923

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Subject: Contemporary UK, Politics

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Politics

Politics

by: Kenneth R. Minogue

 

In this provocative but balanced essay, Kenneth Minogue discusses the development of politics from the ancient world to the twentieth century. He prompts us to consider why political systems evolve, how politics offers both power and order in our society, whether democracy is always a good thing,...


ISBN: 9780192853882

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Subject: Contemporary UK, Politics

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British Politics

British Politics

by: Anthony Wright

 

Tony Wright's Very Short Introduction to British Politics is an interpretative essay on the British political system, rather than merely an abbreviated textbook on how it currently works. He identifies key characteristics and ideas of the British tradition, and investigates what makes British...


ISBN: 9780192854599

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Subject: Contemporary UK, Politics

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Human Rights in Global Politics

Human Rights in Global Politics

by: Timothy Dunne

 

There is a stark contradiction between the theory of universal human rights and the everyday practice of human wrongs. This timely volume investigates whether human rights abuses are a result of the failure of governments to live up to a universal human rights standard, or whether the search for...


ISBN: 9780521646437

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Subject: Contemporary UK, Politics

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Chance Witness: An Outsider's Life in Politics

Chance Witness: An Outsider's Life in Politics

by: Matthew Parris

 

A frank autobiography by "The Times" columnist and ex-politican Matthew Parris. His childhood was spent on a variety of different countries as his engineer father moved jobs; Rhodesia, Cyprus, the Middle East and Jamaica. After Cambridge and Yale, he joined the Conservative central office at...


ISBN: 9780670894406

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Subject: Contemporary UK, Politics

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Ignited Minds: Unleashing the Power within India

Ignited Minds: Unleashing the Power within India

by: Abdul A.P.J. Kalam

 

This book examines why, given all our skills, resources and talents, we, so obviously capable of being the best, settle so often for the worst. What is it that we as a nation are missing? At the heart of Ignited Minds is the belief that the people of a nation have the power, by dint of hard...


ISBN: 9780143029823

Publisher: Penguin Books

Subject: Contemporary UK, Politics

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