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Indian Foreign Policy (Paperback) (Sumit Ganguly)

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This short introduction provides a clear and succinct account of the evolution of Indian foreign policy over six decades since Independence. It explains how the three approaches to the study of international politics-decision-making, systemic/global, and national/domestic-have helped in formulating and implementing India's foreign policies.The five chapters cover the ideational period, starting immediately after Independence and ending with the Sino-Indian border war of 1962; the period between 1962 and the end of the Cold War; India's greater acceptance of the importance of material capabilities following the end of the Cold War; and current trends and debates in Indian foreign policy, unresolved tensions, and the possible way ahead.
This book provides a clear and succinct account of the evolution of Indian foreign policy since Independence till today. It demonstrates how systemic, national and decision-making factors have helped shape the formulation and implantation of the countryas foreign relations. It focuses on the key foreign policy issues that the country confronted over six decades, key decision-makersa roles and strategies in foreign affairs, the domestic resources they commanded, the constraints they faced, and the structural limits that the global order imposed on them. Ganguly contends that the end of the Cold War was a major milestone in Indiaas external relationsait was only then that Indiaas domestic material capabilities increased and the country started gaining global recognition. The five chapters cover the ideational period, starting immediately after Independence and ending with the Sino-Indian border war of 1962; the period between 1962 and the end of the Cold War; Indiaas greater acceptance of the importance of material capabilities following the end of the Cold War; and current trends and debates in Indian foreign policy, unresolved tensions, and the possible way ahead.
Number of Pages: 210
Genre: Political Science
Sub-Genre: International Relations / General
Series Title: Oxford India Short Introductions
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Author: Sumit Ganguly
Language: English
Street Date: November 1, 2015
TCIN: 24002369
UPC: 9780198082217
Item Number (DPCI): 247-50-9321
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