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Title: Regional cooperation in South Asia: a study of SAARC
Researcher: Yadav, Rekha Singh
Guide(s): Farhana Kausar
Keywords: Political Science
Inter-State Conflicts
Upload Date: 20-Sep-2013
University: Aligarh Muslim University
Completed Date: 2012
Abstract: South Asia as a viable region and proceeded to study the evolution of SAARC as a regional organization of South Asia. The socio-economic and political dimensions of the states of the region, their internal problems, their interrelationships, the role and importance of the region in international relations and the impact of the global powers on the regional organization of the South Asia have been discussed in detail. An evaluation of the functioning of SAARC and the progress made by it during these years has also been undertaken. The study started with a conceptual discussion of world war II and its consequences and arrival at a working definition of region. It indicates that there were strong factors in South Asia, like the geography, proximity, history, society, security perception and nation building process etc. commonalities in the social and cultural aspects and economic background. These factors and interference of the big powers in someway or the other paved the path for regional rganization in South Asia. The genesis of SAARC is also one of them. The origin of SAARC in its present form could be traced to the proposals mooted by the late President Ziaur- Rehman of Bangladesh in 1980 followed by the circulation of Working Paper on South Asian Regional Cooperation in November 1980. The formal discussions for the establishment of an institutional mechanism for regional cooperation in South Asia started with the Colombo meeting of the Foreign Secretaries of the seven states of South Asian region, i.e. Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka in April 1981. The evolution of regional organization in South Asia has indeed been very late in comparison to various other regions of the world, including other Asian regions. There were several reasons but the most important among them was India and Pakistan. The turning point in the evolution of regional cooperation in South Asia as the study indicates was the New Delhi Meeting of Foreign Ministers in August 1983
Pagination: iii, 209p.
Appears in Departments:Department of Political Science

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