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South Asian Regionalism: The Limits of Cooperation

Bhumitra Chakma


The book explains the politics of regionalism in South Asia from the vantagepoint of International Relations (IR). It engages three major IR theoretical approaches – Neorealism, institutionalism and constructivism - to explain the complex dynamics of South Asian regionalism – its origin, evolutionary process, outcome and effects. The study traces the origins and evolution of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) from its inception to the present day. Using comparative perspectives based on the experiences of similar regional organisations, the book provides an in-depth a ... More

Keywords: Regionalism, South Asia, SAARC, IR theory, Sub-regionalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781529205152
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529205152.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bhumitra Chakma, author
University of Hull