India's Foreign Policy: A Reader (Critical Issues in Indian Politics)

India's Foreign Policy: A Reader (Critical Issues in Indian Politics)

By: Kanti P. Bajpai (editor), Harsh V. Pant (editor)Hardback

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In this timely volume, two leading experts on India's foreign policy bring together essays written over the last 15 years by prominent scholars that challenge some of the commonly held perceptions about India's foreign policy. It explores and challenges several myths about Indian foreign policy-that it lacks strategic culture; there are no clearly discernible sets of principles; and it is largely idealistic in its orientation. The volume gives incisive insights into the key features of India's foreign policy. It also traces the changes that it has undergone over the years, and highlights contemporary policy challenges. In four sections, this volume analyses: India's thinking about its strategic culture and its conception of how to deal with the world; India's power and its foreign policy infrastructure; India's external relationships with major countries; and, finally, India's global diplomacy on issues of climate change and its approach to the WTO.

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Kanti P. Bajpai, Visiting Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, Singapore. Harsh V. Pant, Reader, International Relations, Department of Defence Studies, King's College London.

Contents

LIST OF TABLES ; FIGURES, AND BOXES ; PUBLISHER'S ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ; INTRODUCTION, KANTI P. BAJPAI AND HARSH V. PANT ; PART I: IDEAS AND CAPACITY ; 1. BEYOND NON-ALIGNMENT, C. RAJA MOHAN ; 2. THE WORLD VIEW OF INDIA'S STRATEGIC ELITE, STEPHEN P. COHEN ; 3. INDIAN STRATEGIC CULTURE, KANTI P. BAJPAI ; PART II: POWER AND CAPACITY ; 4. MAJOR-POWER STATUS IN THE MODERN WORLD: INDIA IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE, BALDEV RAJ NAYAR AND T.V. PAUL ; 5. THE STRATEGIC CONSEQUENCES OF INDIA'S ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE, SANJAYA BARU ; 6. DEVELOPING INDIA'S FOREIGN POLICY 'SOFTWARE', DANIEL MARKEY ; PART III: BILATERAL AND REGIONAL RELATIONS ; 7. WHY HAS THE INDIA-PAKISTAN RIVALRY BEEN SO ENDURING? POWER ASYMMETRY AND AN INTRACTABLE CONFLICT, T.V. PAUL ; 8. RE-COLLECTING EMPIRE: 'VICTIMHOOD' AND THE 1962 SINO-INDIAN WAR, MANJARI CHATTERJEE MILLER ; 9. RISING CHINA AND EMERGENT INDIA IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY: FRIENDS OR RIVALS, SURJIT MANSINGH ; 10. THE TRANSFORMING US-INDIAN RELATIONSHIP AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE FOR AMERICAN INTERESTS, ASHLEY J. TELLIS ; 11. THE INDIA-US NUCLEAR PACT: POLICY, PROCESS, AND GREAT POWER POLITICS, HARSH V. PANT ; 12. INDIA'S 'EXTENDED NEIGHBOURHOOD' CONCEPT: POWER PROJECTION FOR A RISING POWER, DAVID SCOTT ; PART IV: GLOBAL DIPLOMACY ; 13. DEFENDING 'DIFFERENTIATION': INDIA'S FOREIGN POLICY ON CLIMATE CHANGE FROM RIO TO COPENHAGEN, SANDEEP SENGUPTA ; 14. INDIA AND THE WORD TRADE ORGANIZATION, AMRITA NARLIKAR ; NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS

Product Details

  • publication date: 23/05/2013
  • ISBN13: 9780198081746
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 496
  • ID: 9780198081746
  • weight: 570
  • ISBN10: 019808174X

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