India in the Contemporary World: Polity, Economy and International Relations

India in the Contemporary World: Polity, Economy and International Relations


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Devoting itself to the study of India and its relation with the contemporary world, this book compares the cultural paradigms of India and Europe, studies the dynamics of India–Pakistan relations and India’s trade negotiations with the European Union, and analyses its reactive relationship with another emerging economy, China.

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ISBN-13: 9780415812139
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/28/2014
Pages: 542
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Jakub Zajączkowski is Assistant Professor at the Institute of International Relations, Vice-Director of the Institute for Research and International Cooperation, and Chairperson of the Centre for Contemporary India Research and Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland, Erasmus Coordinator, and Visiting Professor in over 20 universities.

Jivanta Schöttli is Lecturer at the Department of Political Science, South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University, Germany, member of the Heidelberg University Cluster of Excellence, and Deputy Editor of Heidelberg Papers in South Asian and Comparative Politics (HPSACP).

Manish Thapa is Assistant Professor at the Department of Conflict, Peace and Development Studies, Tribhuvan University, Nepal, and visiting faculty at the Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw, Poland.

Table of Contents

Foreword. Introduction Part I. Culture, Society & Democracy 1. India’s Counter-factual Democracy: Institutional Innovation, Political Capital and the Promise of Resilience Subrata Mitra 2. Elections and Voting in India K. C. Suri 3. Territory and Indian Identity: Postcolonial and Postmodern Perspectives Jyotirmaya Tripathy 4. The Paradox of Doctrinaire Violence and Non-violence Sudarsan Padmanabhan 5. Cultural Paradigm Analysis: Comparison of India and Europe Zuzanna Lehmanova Part II. Economy & Development: Domestic and International Dimensions 6. Globalisation, Economic Citizenship and India’s Inclusive Developmentalism Barbara Harris-White, Aseem Prakash and Deepak Mishra 7. The Service Sector in the Indian Economy Anna Wróbel 8. Economic Development Models of China and India: A Relative Outlook Khagendra Ojha 9. Alterglobalism in India — Genesis, Evolution, Significance Justyna Nakonieczna Part III. Foreign & Security Policy 10. Challenges in South Asia: India’s Evolving Foreign Policy in a Regional Perspective Shantanu Chakrabarti 11. India–Pakistan Relations and the Role of China Jivanta Schottli 12. India China Encroachment and Positioning in Southeast Asia Johannes Dragsbeak Schmidt 13. India’s Foreign Policy following the End of the Cold War Jakub Zajaczkowski 14. Indian Approaches to Security and Conflict Resolution John Doyle 15. Environmental Security in India Antonio Marquina Barrio 16. An Evolving Partnership between India and the US: Opportunities, Convergences and Challenges Chintamani Mahapatra and Monish Tourangbam Part IV. India & the EU: Comparison, Interaction and Exchange 17. Perceptions and Visibility of the European Union in India: A Study of the Media, Elites and Public Opinion Rajendra K. Jain and Shreya Pandey 18. India–EU and Afghanistan Challenge Gulshan Sachdeva 19. EU and India FTA Negotiations: Economic Dimension B. Goldar 20. The EU–India Free Trade Agreement Negotiations. Political Concerns and Social Reaction Idesbald Goderris and Kalyani Unluke

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