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India 2015: The uncertain record of the Modi government

India 2015: The uncertain record of the Modi government[1] Michelguglielmo Torri University of Turin mg.torri@gmail.com   Diego Maiorano University of Nottingham Diego.Maiorano@nottingham.ac.uk   Narendra Modi’s 2014 election generated enormous expectations in the economic sphere. However, in 2015, on the one hand, Modi was unwilling or unable to push through any …

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Bangladesh 2015: The emergence of radical Islam

Bangladesh 2015: The emergence of radical Islam Marzia Casolari  University of Turin marzia.casolari@unito.it    The main issues that shaped Bangladeshi politics in 2015 were the emergence of radical Islamic terrorism, the continuation of the trial related to the war crimes committed by pro-Pakistan organizations during the 1971 war of independence, …

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Afghanistan 2015: the national unity government at work: reforms, war, and the search for stability

Afghanistan 2015: the national unity government at work: reforms, war, and the search for stability Diego Abenante University of Trieste diego.abenante@dispes.units.it       The end of the Karzai era and the establishment of a coalition government were the most important events of 2015 in Afghanistan. After the disputed 2014 …

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India 2014: the annihilation of the congress party and the beginning of the Modi era

India 2014: the annihilation of the congress party and the beginning of the Modi era[1] Michelguglielmo Torri University of Turin, mg.torri@gmail.com Diego Maiorano University of London, maioranodiego@gmail.com   Introduction  In India, the dominant event in the year 2014 was the 16th general election and its results, namely the resounding victory …

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Bangladesh 2014: Old Patterns, New Trends

Bangladesh 2014: Old Patterns, New Trends Marzia Casolari   University of Turin marzia.casolari@unito.it   Preface  2014 opened in Bangladesh with the elections, held on 5th January amidst unprecedented political violence which led to the killing of 29 people. The 2014 elections were recorded as the most violent in Bangladesh’s history.[1] …

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