Overall, this book presents a holistic and comprehensive perspective of armed orders in South Asia from a historical perspective. The book has a state-centric perspective giving the state a central role. Along with the theoretical background, the book’s statistical method makes the research powerful since the book utilizes a new dataset to explain the armed orders. However, the measurement and reliability of datasets in conflict studies is one of the main challenges, as is the case in the book as well. In this sense, the dataset may be strengthened by new variables to comprehend the real nature of armed politics in South Asia.
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