RLS Library

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RLS South Asia regularly publishes comments, short essays, political analysis and research papers, which can be accessed from the list below. Additionally you also find a selection of articles which our partners published as part of one of our joint projects.

 Agriculture, English, Food Sovereignty, India, Society

Can Hunger be Defeated? Advancing Food Security in South Asia

This publication by Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung combines ground reports as well as political analysis on Social Protection, Food Security and Food Sovereignty. We hope that putting together this compilation will be a step towards placing voices from the ground and policy analysis connected with Food Security and Food Sovereignty, at the same table.

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 German, India, Society

Policy Paper: Vereinheitlichung und Ausgrenzung

Das Standpunkte-Papier blickt auf Geschichte, Ideologie und Ziele der hindunationalistischen Bewegung in Indien.


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 English, German, India, Society

Policy Paper: Democracy and Discontent

This paper analyses the current political situation in India with a view to the elections in spring 2019.

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 English, German, International, Society, Trade

Policy Paper: China´s Belt and Road Initiative

This paper analyses the new Chinese global growth and development strategy, the so-called "New Silk Route".

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 English, German, Nepal, Society

Policy Paper: Leftizing the Left

This paper analyses the unification of the left parties in Nepal.

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 Bangladesh, German, India, Society

Policy Paper: Rohingya-Konflikt löst regionale Krise aus

Der Standpunkt analysiert die Folgen der Eskalation des Konflikts zwischen Rohingya-Extremisten und dem burmesischen Militär.

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 English, Gender, India, Society

Archiving Women’s Resistance

This working paper series from South Asian University aims to understand women's questions in left politics by carving and linking them in local resistance, and their interaction and contribution to larger movements geared towards socio-political transformation.

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 English, Hindi, India, Society

Organizing Against Capital

This edited volume by South Asian University brings fresh insights into ongoing debates of anti-capitalist movements and facilitates understanding on the working and politics of capital and labour located within it.

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 English, India, Labour, Society

Migrant Workers at Margin

Migrant Workers at the Margins October 2018 report examines whether migrant workers currently access their rights and civic entitlements to education, work, health, and food in migration sending areas and rural destinations.

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 English, India, Labour, Society

Migration and Women Casual Workers

Migration is now a central part of India's socioeconomic landscape, but few of the studies and policy discussions on this issue address the reality that the majority of migrants in India are

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 Bangla, Bangladesh, Society

Research on Election Candidates

This research mainly focuses on parliamentary election candidates’ views on ‘Agroecology’ and party’s manifesto for election in Bangladesh.

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 Hindi, India, International, Society

Alternatives in a World of Crisis

This book is the result of an effort by the RLS working group "Beyond Development". It intends to contribute to the urgently needed collective inquiries taking into view new theoretical and political paradigms of social transformation.

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