Kleptocracy as a Characteristic of Emerging Fascism in South Asian Economies: An Exploratory Study

Research Question

How is kleptocracy manifesting as a characteristic of emerging fascism in South Asian economies?



This research aims to explore the relationship between kleptocracy and emerging fascism in South Asian economies. The study investigates how kleptocratic practices, such as embezzlement, bribery, and cronyism, are contributing to the consolidation of power by emerging fascist regimes in several South Asian countries, e.g., India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. The research seeks to shed light on the insidious nature of kleptocracy as a tool of fascist regimes to undermine democratic institutions and suppress dissent in South Asian economies.

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