India's Foreign Policy: Retrospect and Prospect

India's Foreign Policy: Retrospect and Prospect

by Sumit Ganguly
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Oxford University Press


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India's Foreign Policy: Retrospect and Prospect

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 level of 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 on the 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 the intellectual antecedents of the level of analysis framework in straightforward, lucid, and discursive prose, and applies to the substantive chapters in the volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198080367
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 06/30/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

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

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
List of Abbreviations
1. The Genesis of Nonalignment (Sumit Ganguly)
2. India-Pakistan Relations: Between War and Peace (Rajesh M. Basrur)
3. When Individuals, States, and Systems Collide: India's Foreign Policy towards Sri Lanka (Neil DeVotta)
4. Indo-Bangladesh Relations: The Puzzle of Weak Ties (Milind Thakar)
5. Evolution of India's China Policy (John W. Garver)
6. Southeast Asia in Indian Foreign Policy: Positioning India as a Major Power in Asia (Manjeet S. Pardesi)
7. Indo-Iranian Relations: What Prospects for Transformation? (C. Christine Fair)
8. Indo-Israeli Relations: Emergence of a Strategic Partnership (Nicolas Blarel)
9. India: A Growing Congruence of Interests with Korea (Walter Andersen)
10. India-Japan Relations: A Slow, but Steady, Transformation (Harsh V. Pant)
11. The Evolution of India's Relations with Russia: Tried, Tested, and Searching for Balance (Deepa M. Ollapally)
12. India and the United States from World War II to the Present: A Relationship Transformed (S. Paul Kapur)
13. The Evolution of India's Nuclear Policies (Jason A. Kirk)
14. India's Foreign Economic Policies (Rahul Mukherji)
15. Domestic and International Influences on India's Energy Policy, 1947-2008 (Dinshaw Mistry)
Selected Further Readings
Notes on Contributors

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