regionalism

The Right-Side-Up Map of Southasia

For parallel identities in Southasia, beyond the nation-states

| Mar 14, 2016

Back to Southasia?

Instead of an arena for a ‘zero-sum’ India-Pakistan game, post-2014 Afghanistan may actually provide a stimulus for increased regional cooperation.

| Mar 15, 2014

The pursuit of the Southasian past

Moving beyond the colonial-era understanding of the history of the Subcontinent gives us a whole new way of looking at the Subcontinent´s past. This now includes not just the usual explorations of politics and economy, …

| Jul 30, 2008

Caged Regionalism – The disappointment of SAFTA and BIMSTEC

In order to take advantage of the global trade regime, countries of Southasia must first develop trade between each other.

| Jul 17, 2005

The Un-Continent of Asia

A ludicrously designated set of contiguous regions that involuntarily, almost distractedly, constitutes a nebulous landmass — there you have it, Asia. Perhaps the onslaught of the globalising West will impart the impetus for giving meaning …

| Jan 01, 2003

The necessary manufacture of South Asia

Nation-states are facts of South Asia, but none of them is a reality: all nations extend beyond the political boundary of a single state and all states are multinational. This is why the as-yet-unformed South …

| Jan 01, 2003

Southeast Asia: Imagining the region

The development of a regional Southeast Asian identity may not necessarily conform to the 'facts' of geography, history, culture or politics. The notion of Southeast Asia as a homogenous cultural or geographic entity can indeed …

| Jan 01, 2003

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