The states of South Asia are some of the most populous and rapidly growing in the world. Increasingly economically integrated with one another and the worldwide economy, events in South Asia can have global impact. In addition, South Asia is one of the most heavily militarized regions on the planet with numerous on-going conflicts that involve, or have the potential to draw in, outside powers. This collection of multi-disciplinary essays examines the economic causes and consequences of military conflict in South Asia from a variety of perspectives embracing fiscal, social, strategic, environmental and several other dimensions. It also analyses the numerous separatist conflicts that continue to afflict the region as well as inter-state rivalry between the great powers.-- Introduction / Matthew J. Webb and Albert Wijeweera -- The economics of conflict in the Chittagong Hill Tract Region of Bangladesh / Syed Serajul Islam -- The 'political economy' of Sikh separatism : ethnic identity, federalism and the distortions of post-independence agrarian development in Punjab-India / Jugdep S. Chima -- The political economy of the ethno-nationalist uprising in Pakistani Balochistan, 1999-2013 / Farhan Hanif Siddiqi -- Nepal's protracted transition : explaining the continuing political and economic impasse / Pramod K. Kantha -- India's indigenization of military aircraft design and manufacturing : towards a fifth-generation fighter / Michael B. Charles and Elisabeth Sinnewe -- The political economy of Pakistan's 'war on terror' / Howard Brasted and Zahir Shahab Ahmed -- Terrorist activities and financial market performance : evidence from Sri Lanka / Albert Wijeweera -- Greed, grievance and violent separatism in South Asia / Matthew J. Webb -- The Himalayan ranges, glaciers, lakes and rivers : an international ecological, economic and military outlook / Lavanya Vemsani -- Defence, security and the economy in South Asian countries / Christos Kollias and Stephanos Papadamou -- A survival analysis of the onset of peace in South Asia / Ali C. Tasiran and Zainab Kazim Ali -- Conclusion / Matthew J. Webb and Albert Wijeweera.
The Political Economy of Conflict in South Asia. (2015). The Political Economy of Conflict in South Asia. Palgrave Macmillan UK. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137397447