In this book, Jeffrey Benner traces the history of the Indian foreign policy bureaucracy from the British period to the present, focusing on the bureaucracy's role in shaping policy. Because the bureaucracy has become an active agent in the policy process, its implementation of policy has often differed significantly from the original policy formulated by top leadership. The book includes a description of the foreign service cadre and a systematic breakdown of the functional and administrative structure of the Ministry of External Affairs, as well as the larger bureaucracy.
Table of Contents
Preface -- Foreign Policy Bureaucratic Analysis -- The British Indian Foreign Policy Bureaucracy -- The Indian Foreign Service -- The Procedural Hierarchy -- Basic Administration -- Research, Intelligence and the Foreign Policy Bureaucracy -- Economic and Political-Military Policies -- Participation in International Organizations -- International and Domestic Services -- Modern Leadership and the Bureaucracy -- Neo-Reductionism
Jeffrey Benner is a Ph.D. candidate in political science at the University of Chicago.