Global India The Pursuit of Influence and Status
India’s anticipated rise to prominence in what has been termed the ‘Asian 21st century’ will have a significant impact upon geopolitics in the coming decades. As India’s stature continues to increase across Asia and the world, appreciating which interests and principles structure the country’s international interaction has never been more important. Central to these dynamics is how India’s identity – and the longstanding values, principles and practices underpinning it – acts as the paramount factor that deeply structures the conduct of its international affairs. Acknowledging this centrality, this edited volume uses this factor as its foremost theme of analysis through which to understand and analyse India’s most important regional, great power and diplomatic interactions. Not only providing a mechanism better to appreciate the historical foundations of these relationships, the focus on identity is also necessary to appreciate how the Hindu nationalism of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) under the leadership of Narendra Modi is now permeating Indian diplomacy. For the BJP, the pursuit – and attainment – of global influence and heightened status is the driving imperative of the BJP with regard to India’s contemporary international affairs.
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"India’s transformations will have great impact on Asian and global politics in the decades to come. This volume insightfully scrutinizes their diverse dimensions to highlight the promise and the pitfalls that mark India’s ascent on the world stage."
Ashley J. Tellis, Tata Chair for Strategic Affairs, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
"India’s emergence from an aspirational power to a rising power is occurring in the middle of major global, regional and domestic changes. Here is a well-thought out set of papers capturing the opportunities and constraints that India is facing in its long-held aspiration for great power status and wider influence in the international system."
T.V. Paul, James McGill Professor of International Relations, Department of Political Science, McGill University, Canada
"brings together scholarship to reflect deeply on the significant and current issues facing a globalizing India. Global India is an easy read, and its coverage and topicality will render it invaluable for students and researchers alike."
Rahul Mukherji, Professor and Chair, Modern Politics of South Asia, South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University
"A very fine set of essays that blends theoretical innovation with fresh empirical insights. Essential reading for anyone interested in India's emergence as a global power."
Ian Hall, Griffith University
"a valuable volume with multiple methodologies and rich case studies to understand the interests, institutions and identities that underpin India’s increasingly ambitious foreign policy."
Dr. Constantino Xavier, Fellow, Foreign Policy and Security, Centre for Social and Economic Progress, New Delhi, India
"the wide sweep of this work, encompassing great power politics, economics, climate and identity, make it a must read for all serious students of contemporary India."
Rajesh Basrur, PhD, Senior Fellow, South Asia Programme, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University