For Whom the Bell Tolls: Democracy and Development in South Asia

  title={For Whom the Bell Tolls: Democracy and Development in South Asia},
  author={Devaki Jain},
  journal={Cambridge Review of International Affairs},
  pages={299 - 310}
  • D. Jain
  • Published 1 July 2002
  • Economics, Political Science
  • Cambridge Review of International Affairs
This paper suggests that there are many contrary pulls, some old, and others new, operating on socioeconomic development in the South Asian region. It argues that September 11th, 2001 has been a defining and defiling moment for the region, since the consequences of the terrorist attacks on the US will weaken democracy in the subcontinent. Consequently, the region will lose its historical advantage of not being militarised by outside poles, or interests, and this will undermine democratic… 
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