This book brings together Indian and European perspectives on India‘s polity, economy and international strategy. It explores internal, regional and global determinants shaping India‘s status, position and goals in the early 21st century. Through an array of methodological and theoretical approaches, it presents debates on democracy, economic devel
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Acknowledgments. Introduction. Part I. Culture, Society and Democracy 1. India‘s Counterfactual Democracy: Institutional Innovation, Political Capital and the Promise of Resilience Subrata K. Mitra 2. Elections and Voting in India K.C. Suri 3. Territory and Indian Identity: Postcolonial and Postmodern Perspectives Jyotirmaya Tripathy 4. The Paradox of Doctrinaire Violence and Non-violence Sudarsan Padmanabhan 5. Cultural Paradigm Analysis: A Comparison of India and Europe Zuzana Lehmannov art II. Economy and Development: Domestic and International Dimensions 6. The Service Sector in the Indian Economy Anna Wr bel 7. Alter-globalisation in India: Origins, Evolution and Significance Justyna Nakonieczna 8. The Indian Banking System: Reforms and Beyond Meenakshi Rajeev and H.P. Mahesh Part III. Foreign and Security Policy 9. India‘s Evolving Foreign Policy in a Regional Perspective Shantanu Chakrabarti 10. India Pakistan Relations and the Role of China Jivanta Sch ttli 11. India China Encroachment and Positioning in South East Asia Johannes Dragsbaek Schmidt 12. India‘s Foreign Policy Following the End of the Cold War Jakub Zajaczkowski 13. Indian Approaches to Security and Conflict Resolution John Doyle 14. Environmental Security in India Antonio Marquina 15. An Evolving Partnership between India and the US: Opportunities, Convergences and Challenges Chintamani Mahapatra and Monish Tourangbam Part IV. India and the EU: Comparison, Interaction and Exchange 16. Perceptions and Visibility of the European Union in India: A Study of the Media, Elites and Public Opinion Rajendra K. Jain and Shreya Pandey 17. India EU and the Afghanistan Challenge Gulshan Sachdeva 1
Jakub Zajączkowski is Assistant Professor at the Institute of International Relations, Vice-Director of the Institute for Research and International Cooperation, and Chairperson of the Centre for Contemporary India Research and Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland, Erasmus Coordinator, and Visiting Professor in over 20 universities.
Jivanta Schöttli is Lecturer at the Department of Political Science, South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University, Germany, member of the Heidelberg University Cluster of Excellence, and Deputy Editor of Heidelberg Papers in South Asian and Comparative Politics (HPSACP).
Manish Thapa is Assistant Professor at the Department of Conflict, Peace and Development Studies, Tribhuvan University, Nepal, and visiting faculty at the Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw, Poland.