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Handbook of India's International Relations

Edited By David Scott Copyright 2011
    376 Pages
    by Routledge

    370 Pages
    by Routledge

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    The Handbook of India’s International Relations gives an overview of India’s international relations, given the development of India as a major economic power in the world, and the growing interest in the impact of Asia on the international system in the future. This book is centred on India’s own description of its foreign policy as operating in ‘concentric circles’. This concentric circles concept is reflected in the following five sections:

    • Part 1: India. National ‘aspirations’ of a rising power; India’s ‘strategic culture’; India’s ‘power’ attributes; geopolitics for India; geoeconomics and energy for India.
    • Part 2: India’s 'Immediate Neighbourhood'. India’s relations with Pakistan; with the Himalayan states; with Bangladesh; with Sri Lanka; with Afghanistan; India’s role in ‘regional’ integration.
    • Part 3: India’s 'Extended Neighbourhood'. Looking east, South-East Asia and the ASEAN and East Asia and Australasia/Oceania; looking south, Indian Ocean; looking west, Iran and the Gulf and beyond the Gulf; looking west, Africa; looking north, Central Asia and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
    • Part 4: India’s Great Power Relations. India’s relations with Russia; with the European Union; with China; with the USA.
    • Part 5: India and Global Issues. India and its diaspora; India and international terrorism; India and the United Nations; India and nuclear weapons; India and climate change; India and outer space.

    Edited by David Scott of Brunel University, and with chapters written by a variety of experts, the Handbook of India’s International Relations offers an up-to-date, unbiased and comprehensive resource to academics and students of international relations.

    Preface David Scott 1 National "aspirations" of a rising power Chris Ogden 2 India’s "strategic culture" Harsh Pant 3 India’s "power" attributes Sreeram Chaulia 4 Geopolitics for India Robert Stewart-Ingersoll and Derrick Frazier 5 Geoeconomics and energy for India Gulshan Sachdeva 6 India’s relations with Pakistan David Scott 7 India’s relations with the Himalayan States Satish Kumar 8 India’s relations with Bangladesh Harsh Pant 9 India’s relations with Sri Lanka Brian Orland 10 India’s relations with Afghanistan Raghav Sharma 11 India’s role in "regional" integration David Scott 12 Looking East 1: Southeast Asia and ASEAN Anindya Batabyal 13 Looking East 2: East Asia and Australasia/Oceania Walter Ladwig III 14 Looking South: Indian Ocean James Holmes 15 Looking West 1: Iran and the Gulf Mukund Narvenkar 16 Looking West 2: Beyond the Gulf P.R. Kumaraswamy 17 Looking West 3: Africa Ajay Dubey 18 Looking North: Central Asia and the SCO Emilian Kavalski 19 India’s relations with Russia Gulshan Sachdeva 20 India’s relations with the European Union Rajendra K. Jain 21 India’s Relations with China Harsh Pant 22 India’s relations with the United States David Scott 23 India and its Diaspora Ajay Dubey 24 India and international terrorism Arpint Anant 25 India and the United Nations Sreeram Chaulia 26 India and nuclear weapons Chris Ogden 27 India and climate change Uttam Kumar Sinha 28 India and outer space S. Vijayasekhara Reddy Postscript David Scott


    The editor, David Scott, is Lecturer in International Relations at Brunel University.  He has published books on China's rise in the international system, as well as various articles on India's foreign policy, international strategies and Sino-India relations.