This second-year regional optional module explores the nature and trajectories of economic development in South Asia, a region with countries that vary significantly on regime type, state-society relations and ethnic and religious diversity. Students will build on concepts of development from dependence to modernisation theory to explore with the history of economic growth and social transformation in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. From a base in the contemporary political economy of the region, the module will examine contemporary debates of state capacity, inclusiveness, engagement with the global economy and the formation and transformation of economic and industrial policy.
Taught by: Adnan Naseemullah
Taught in: Semester 2
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1 x 3,000 Word Essay (100%)