South Asia 2060
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A dialogue among 47 thought leaders and visionaries, tackling the possible futures of South Asia as a region, along with their repercussions for the rest of the world.


“South Asia 2060” is a dialogue among 47 experts from a diverse range of expertise and backgrounds, ranging from policymakers to academia to civil society activists and visionaries, on the likely longer-range trajectories of South Asia’s future. The collection explores current regional trends, possible future trajectories, and the key factors that will determine whether these trajectories are positive or negative for the region, as a region. Departing from a purely security-based analysis, the volume considers factors such as development and human well-being to reveal not what will happen but what could happen, as well as the impact present conditions could have on the rest of the world.


Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; Introduction Imagining South Asian Futures –  Moeed Yusuf and Adil Najam; SECTION I: SOUTH ASIA AS A REGION: Chapter 1: Prisoners or Masters of Destiny? – Ramesh Thakur; Chapter 2: South Asian Futures: Three Scenarios – Stephen P. Cohen and Jacob Friedman; Chapter 3: Federalism on the Road: Region and Regionalism – Kanak Mani Dixit; Chapter 4: Diversity in South Asia – John Thomson; Chapter 5: Future’s Past – Manan Ahmed Asif; SECTION II: STATE RELATIONS: Chapter 6: The Future of Democracy – Jalal Alamgir; Chapter 7: Conflict and Reconciliation: Three Scenarios – Amitabh Mattoo; Chapter 8: Religion and State Formation – Najeeb Jung; Chapter 9: Will South Asia Still Be Terrorism’s Center of Gravity? – William Milam; Chapter 10: Speculations on Nuclear South Asia – Pervez A. Hoodbhoy and Zia Mian; Chapter 11: Nuclear Risk: Overstated or Underrated? – Hilary Synnott; Chapter 12: The Shadow of the India–Pakistan Stalemate – Maleeha Lodhi; Chapter 13: Regional Integration – Lhaba Tshering; Chapter 14: The Future of Integration – Nihal Rodrigo; Chapter 15: The Giant Neighbor: Why is China Important? – Manu Bhaskaran; SECTION III: DEVELOPMENT: Chapter 16: South Asian Economy in 2060 –   Ishrat Husain; Chapter 17: Economic Futures: Challenges Ahead – A. K. Enamul Haque; Chapter 18: South Asia in the Asian Economy: Struggling  to Overcome History – Amitendu Palit; Chapter 19: Globalization and South Asia – Sanjoy Chakravorty; Chapter 20: Trade Relations: Some Predictions and Lessons – Pradeep S. Mehta and Niru Yadav; Chapter 21: Urban Policy for Environmental Quality and Well-Being – Madhav G. Badami and Murtaza Haider; Chapter 22: Urban Futures, Urban Challenges – Syed Abu Hasnath; Chapter 23: Water Security: Risks and Responses – John Briscoe; Chapter 24: Agriculture and Food Security – M. E. Tusneem; Chapter 25: Meeting Electric Power Demand in South Asia – Rajan Gupta and Harihar Shankar; Chapter 26: E-South Asia: A Social Science Fiction – Rohan Samarajiva; SECTION IV: HUMAN WELL-BEING: Chapter 27: Population Dynamics, Economic Prospects and Regional Coherence – David E. Bloom and Larry Rosenberg; Chapter 28: Towards Cooperation for Poverty Reduction? – Safiya Aftab; Chapter 29: Health Challenges – Gerald T. Keusch and Pramilla Senanayake; Chapter 30: Regional Disease Dynamics – Chalinda D. Weerasinghe; Chapter 31: Education: Time Bomb or Silver Bullet? – Jamshed Bharucha; Chapter 32: Scholarship in and on South Asia – Ali Riaz; Chapter 33: Rights and Justice: A Prospective View – Balakrishnan Rajagopal; Chapter 34: Patriarchy, Power and Paradox: Dreaming Gender Equality and Development – Shahla Haeri and Brenda Gael McSweeney; Chapter 35: Women in South Asia – Anita M. Weiss; Chapter 36: Media: New Trends, Old Problems – Beena Sarwar; Chapter 37: Sports: Passion and Industry – Saad Shafqat; About the Authors; Bibliography; Index

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Published 15 December 2013
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EAN13 9781783080380
Language English

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