PACS 421: Public Policy Analysis

The course discuses the potential of South Asia as a region and analyzes the key intra and inter-state conflicts and issues. It discusses the historical background of the regional integration in South Asia and its potential for improving bilateral relations, development and peace and security in the region. The course also looks into how the multilateral arrangement can improve cooperation among South Asian countries.
The course covers introduction to south Asia: land, politics, religion, economics and society; issues of conflict; indo- Bangladesh relationship: problems and prospects, nuclearization and regional security in South Asia, Kashmir conflict, post-conflict peacebuilding in Sri Lanka; religious fundamentalism in South Asia; internal conflict in India; political crisis in Nepal…

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