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Kashmir in India and Pakistan Policies

    This book examines the complex political structures of Pakistan and India that determine both the Kashmir conflict and the geostrategic environment underpinning it.

    Providing comprehensive knowledge on both historical and contemporary dynamics of Indo-Pakistani policies and relations, this book combines a brief history of the Kashmir conflict with thorough politological analysis. Analyses range from strategic dynamics in the aftermath of bifurcation of Indian-administered Kashmir, to ideologically motivated and state-led narratives, security dilemmas, regional and geopolitical dynamics. The book ultimately aims to investigates which policies India and Pakistan develop vis-à-vis the territories of former Princely State of Jammu and Kashmir (PSJ&K) in a balanced and impartial manner. While placing the subject against the backdrop of Pakistan’s and India’s domestic and international policies, this book emphasises why Kashmir is so important to both countries and how it is manifested in their policies.

    Kashmir in India and Pakistan policies will appeal to students and scholars of peace and conflict studies, international relations, political science, and South Asian studies.

    Chapter 9 of this book is available for free in PDF format as Open Access from the individual product page at www.routledge.com. It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

    1. Introduction  Part 1: A brief history of the Kashmir conflict and Indo–Pakistani relations  2. Introduction: tracing the conflict genesis and dynamics in a tailored manner  3. Kashmir before and after partition  4. India-Pakistan relations in the formative decades  5. Fateful transformations of the 1970s and 1980s  6. The turbulent 1990s: insurgency and the bomb  7. Kashmir imbroglio and Indo-Pakistani relations in the 21st century  Part 2: The role of Jammu and Kashmir in Pakistan’s domestic and international policies  8. Conceptualising the centrality of Kashmir in Pakistan’s narrative  9. Nation building and Kashmir  10. Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan in Pakistan’s policy  11. Kashmir dispute in the international policy of Pakistan  12. Reframing Pakistan’s domestic and international objectives  Part 3: The Role of Jammu and Kashmir in India’s internal and international policies  13. India’s values focussed on Jammu and Kashmir  14. Creations within creations and their fears  15. The spectre and structure of conflict  16. Transforming identities and ideologies  17. Military tag wagging the State  18. The harder the pressure the looser the bond  19. Epilogue


    Piotr Balcerowicz is Professor at the University of Warsaw, Poland and Professor at the University of Munich, Germany. He specialises in Asian and Western philosophical traditions, in particular, Indian philosophies and religions, South Asian history, international relations, political philosophy and human rights. His latest book is Early Asceticism in India (Routledge, 2016).

    Agnieszka Kuszewska, political scientist, is Associate Professor at the Jagiellonian University, Poland. She specialises in international relations, conflict and security studies, geostrategic specificity and contemporary history of South Asia. She is the author of three books, including Understanding Pakistan. Radicalization, terrorism and other challenges (2015).