Political Elites in South Asia

  • Philip Oldenburg


This chapter highlights the “intimate” character of political elites in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. Relations among political, civil service, business, media, professional, religious, and other powerful groups are examined, and their consequences for the stability or instability of political regimes are analyzed. Reflecting India’s size, diversity, and importance, its national, provincial, and local political elites receive detailed attention.


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  • Philip Oldenburg
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  1. 1.Columbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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