Indias Foreign Policy: Retrospect and Prospect

Paperback | January 19, 2012

EditorSumit Ganguly

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This book provides a fairly comprehensive account of the evolution of India's foreign policy from 1947 to the present day. It is organized primarily in the form of India's relations with its neighbours and with key states in the global order. All the chapters in this volume utilize the levelof analysis approach, a well-established conceptual scheme in the study of international politics in organizing the substantive cases. They provide crisp and lucid accounts of its developments in various parts of the world. The book is significant because there are no other viable edited volumes onthe evolution of Indian foreign policy.Each chapter follows a common conceptual framework using the level of analysis approach. This framework looks at the evolution of India's foreign policy from the standpoints of systemic, national, and decision-making perspectives. In the introductory chapter, the editor carefully spells out theintellectual antecedents of the level of analysis framework in straightforward, lucid, and discursive prose, and applies to the substantive chapters in the volume.

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This book provides a fairly comprehensive account of the evolution of India's foreign policy from 1947 to the present day. It is organized primarily in the form of India's relations with its neighbours and with key states in the global order. All the chapters in this volume utilize the levelof analysis approach, a well-established conc...

Sumit Ganguly is Rabindranath Tagore Chair of Indian Cultures and Civilizations and Professor of Political Science at Indiana University in Bloomington.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.07 inPublished:January 19, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of Tables and FiguresAcknowledgementsList of Abbreviations1. Sumit Ganguly: The Genesis of Nonalignment2. Rajesh M. Basrur: India-Pakistan Relations: Between War and Peace3. Neil DeVotta: When Individuals, States, and Systems Collide: India's Foreign Policy towards Sri Lanka4. Milind Thakar: Indo-Bangladesh Relations: The Puzzle of Weak Ties5. John W. Garver: Evolution of India's China Policy6. Manjeet S. Pardesi: Southeast Asia in Indian Foreign Policy: Positioning India as a Major Power in Asia7. C. Christine Fair: Indo-Iranian Relations: What Prospects for Transformation?8. Nicolas Blarel: Indo-Israeli Relations: Emergence of a Strategic Partnership9. Walter Anderson: India: A Growing Congruence of Interests with Korea10. Harsh V. Pant: India-Japan Relations: A Slow, but Steady, Transformation11. Deepa M. Ollapally: The Evolution of India's Relations with Russia: Tried, Tested, and Searching for Balance12. S. Paul Kapur: India and the United States from World War II to the Present: A Relationship Transformed13. Jason A. Kirk: The Evolution of India's Nuclear Policies14. Rahul Mukherji: India's Foreign Economic Policies15. Dinshaw Mistry: Domestic and International Influences on India's Energy Policy, 1947-2008Select Further ReadingsNotes on Contributors