Contemporary South Asian Economies

This module is concerned with providing a preliminary introduction to the national and regional economies of South Asia. A historical perspective is provided in terms of the passage from colonial to post-colonial economic regimes. Special attention is given to the critical shift in policy orientation during recent decades from planning and development to liberalization and structural adjustment, reflecting concomitant changes in the political orientation of economic development. While the treatment is comparative, it subsumes specific country experiences as well as aspects of economic competition, conflict and cooperation across the South Asian region.

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