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Liberal peace and South Asia

Chakma, Bhumitra


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Dr Bhumitra Chakma
Senior Lecturer, Director of the South Asia Project and Director of Postgraduate Studies (Research and Taught Programmes)


Following the end of the Cold War, South Asia has been in transition in a number of ways. Based on the Kantian tripod of democracy, economic interdependence and institution, this article assesses whether liberal peace has taken root in South Asia. It concludes that although an incipient liberal order may be discerned in the region, South Asia has yet to change fundamentally to become a zone of liberal peace. Particularly the Indo-Pakistani relationship remains frosty which constrains the building of a liberal order in the region.


Chakma, B. (2014). Liberal peace and South Asia. India quarterly, 70(3), 187-205.

Acceptance Date Jun 1, 2014
Online Publication Date Aug 3, 2014
Publication Date 2014-09
Deposit Date Feb 4, 2016
Publicly Available Date Nov 23, 2017
Journal India quarterly
Print ISSN 0974-9284
Electronic ISSN 0975-2684
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 70
Issue 3
Pages 187-205
Keywords South Asia, Liberal peace, Liberal order, Indo-Pakistani relationship
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Additional Information Author's accepted manuscript of article published in: India quarterly, 2014, v.70, issue 3.


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