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Global Governance and India’s North-East

Logistics, Infrastructure and Society, 1st Edition

Edited by Ranabir Samaddar, Anita Sengupta

Routledge India

276 pages | 5 B/W Illus.

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Description

This book maps the convergence of governance and connectivity within Asia established through the spatial dynamics of trade, capital, conflict, borders, and mobility. It situates Indian trade and governance policies within a broader Asian and global context.

Focusing on India’s Northeast, in particular on India’s Look and Act East Policy, the volume underscores how logistical governance in the region can bring economic and political transformations. It explores the projected development of the Northeast into a gateway of transformative cultural interaction among people, just as the Silk Road became a conduit for Buddhism to travel along with musical instruments and tea.

Comprehensive and topical, this book will be useful for scholars and researchers of political studies, international relations, governance studies, development studies, international trade and economics and for think tanks working on South and Southeast Asia.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgement

Notes on the Contributors

List of Tables

List of Images

Introduction

RANABIR SAMADDAR AND ANITA SENGUPTA

1: Imagining Spaces through Mobility

1 Cartographies of Connectivity in Asia and the Indian Response

PRIYA SINGH

2 Interwoven Realities: Logistics and the Reshaping of Global Governance

ANITA SENGUPTA

3 Financialisation of Infrastructure and the Construction of a ‘Seamless Asia’

IMAN MITRA

2: Geopolitics, Logistical Hubs and Connectivity

4 Bangladesh and the Double Look East

SUBIR BHAUMIK

5 Logistical Hubs and the Look (Act) East Policy: The Case of Kolkata and Its Port

IMAN MITRA AND MITHILESH KUMAR

3: Governing Connectivity: Logistics, Infrastructure and Society in the North East

6 Bridge of Spaces: East by Rear East

RANABIR SAMADDAR AND SNEHASHISH MITRA

7 Frontier Towns in the Spatial Dynamics of Trade, Capital and Conflict: From Look East to Act East

SOMA GHOSAL AND SNEHASHISH MITRA

8 Governing the North East: Conflict and Social Governance in Nagaland

PAULA BANERJEE AND SUCHARITA SENGUPTA

9 Politics of (im)migration and Look East Policy: Reflections from Assam and the North-East

SUCHARITA SENGUPTA AND SAMIR K PURKAYASTHA

Bibliography

About the Editors

Ranabir Samaddar belongs to the critical school of thinking and is considered as one of the foremost theorists in the field of forced migration studies. He has worked extensively on issues of forced migration, the theory and practices of dialogue, nationalism and post-colonial statehood in South Asia, and new regimes of technological restructuring and labour control. He is currently the Distinguished Chair in Migration and Forced Migration Studies, Calcutta Research Group.

Anita Sengupta is an area studies specialist. Her areas of interest include issues of identity politics, migration, gender, borders, critical geopolitics, and logistics from an Asian perspective. She is a regular commentator on debates on Asian affairs and is part of Asia in Global Affairs, an independent research forum which looks at a wide range of global issues. She is currently the Director of the Calcutta Research Group in Kolkata, India.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
SOC000000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOC053000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies