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India China : Rethinking Borders and Security (Hardcover) (L. H. M. Ling & Adriana Erthal Abdenur &

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Ever since the Treaty of Westphalia (1648) world politics has consisted of states fighting over borders to ensure sovereignty. As two of the world’s fastest-growing economies and most populous societies, India and China cause the world to hold their breath whenever there is an incident between the two, e.g., the 1962 border war. This volume disputes this self-aggrandizing Westphalia drama. In focusing exclusively on territorially marked states, Westphalia World overlooks all other sources of power, including nonstate, transnational social relations. Citing what the full range of human experience and insight could potentially bring to bear in world politics-- transforming it from a “tragedy” of power politics to a more sustainable global way of life--the book begins by presenting borders as capillaries, thereby contesting Westphalia World’s core assumption that borders are fixed and singular, functioning only as an administrative--military, top-down, capital-directed instrument of state power. It proposes the following conceptual and prescriptive innovations: 1) borders as capillaries (fluid, mobile conveyors of life); 2) generative security (disentangles security from a preoccupation with the national/international to engagements with the local regional); 3)interconnected, dynamic borderlands (cross-border connections and dynamics endure, especially if they have transpired over millennia); 4) grassroots democratization and institutionalization (a newfound sense of agency arises and with it an organic process of democratization stemming from the grass roots. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 179
Genre: Political Science
Series Title: Configurations: Critical Studies of World Politics
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Michigan Pr
Author: L. H. M. Ling & Adriana Erthal Abdenur & Payal Banerjee & Nimmi Kurian & Mahendra P. Lama
Language: English
Street Date: September 19, 2016
TCIN: 51873366
UPC: 9780472130061
Item Number (DPCI): 248-36-2029
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