A novel investigation in defining the country's nuclear policy choices since 1947
Interrogating the socially constructed nature of a nation's strategic culture to explain its nuclear security policies is not a common practice in the mainstream scholarships of strategic culture studies and International Relations. Revisiting Nuclear India is an effort to reorient strategic culture and international security studies in this direction.
This book renders a novel line of theoretical and analytical approach to study a discursive link between the reconstructions of India's strategic cultures, insecurities, and India's nuclear policy choices from 1947 to the present.
Runa Das is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, University of Minnesota Duluth, USA. Prior to this she was a Visiting Lecturer at Wayne State University, Michigan, USA.
Acknowledgements Discourse in International Relations: Situating India Nation-making in Colonial India Political Idealism and Atomic Science: 1947-1964 Defense Preparedness and Nuclear Aggressiveness: 1964-1991 At the Nuclear Edge: 1991-1998 Crossing the Nuclear Threshold and the Neoliberal Turn: 1998-2004 Neoliberal Strategic Security/Defense Collaborations: Post-2004 Conclusion Bibliography Index