War and International Politics in South Asia

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This Series seeks to foster original and rigorous scholarship on the dynamics of war and international politics in South Asia. Following Clausewitz, war is understood as both a political and a social phenomenon which manifests itself in a variety of forms ranging from total wars to armed insurrections. International politics is closely intertwined with it, for war not only plays an important role in the formation of an international order but also a threat to its continued existence. The Series will therefore focus on the international as well as domestic dimensions of war and security in South Asia. Comparative studies with other geographical areas are also of interest.

A fundamental premise of this Series is that we cannot do justice to the complexities of war by studying it from any single, privileged academic standpoint; the phenomenon is best explained in a multidisciplinary framework. The Series welcomes a wide array of approaches, paradigms and methodologies, and is interested in historical, theoretical, and policy-oriented scholarship. In addition to monographs, the Series will from time to time publish collections of essays.

  • Fighting Like a Guerrilla: The Indian Army and Counterinsurgency book cover

    Fighting Like a Guerrilla

    The Indian Army and Counterinsurgency, 1st Edition

    By Rajesh Rajagopalan

    This book deals with two significant issues: the peculiar and paradoxical question of why regular armies, better suited to fighting conventional high-intensity wars, adopt inappropriate measures when fighting guerilla wars; and the evolution of the Indian army’s counterinsurgency doctrine over the…

    Paperback – 2018-08-10
    Routledge India
    War and International Politics in South Asia

  • India's Nuclear Debate: Exceptionalism and the Bomb book cover

    India's Nuclear Debate

    Exceptionalism and the Bomb, 1st Edition

    By Priyanjali Malik

    Making the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party’s nuclear tests in 1998 its starting point, this book examines how opinion amongst India’s ‘attentive’ public shifted from supporting nuclear abstinence to accepting — and even feeling a need for — a more assertive policy, by examining the complexities…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge India
    War and International Politics in South Asia

  • India’s Grand Strategy: History, Theory, Cases book cover

    India’s Grand Strategy

    History, Theory, Cases, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kanti Bajpai, Saira Basit, V. Krishnappa

    As India prepares to take its place in shaping the course of an ‘Asian century’, there are increasing debates about its ‘grand strategy’ and its role in a future world order. This timely and topical book presents a range of historical and contemporary interpretations and case studies on the theme.…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge India
    War and International Politics in South Asia

  • Interrogating International Relations: India's Strategic Practice and the Return of History book cover

    Interrogating International Relations

    India's Strategic Practice and the Return of History, 1st Edition

    By Jayashree Vivekanandan

    The book interrogates the disciplinary biases and firewalls that inform mainstream international relations today, and problematises the several tropes that have come to typify the strategic histories of post-colonial societies such as India. Questioning a range of long-held cultural representations…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge India
    War and International Politics in South Asia

  • Indian Foreign Policy in a Unipolar World book cover

    Indian Foreign Policy in a Unipolar World

    1st Edition

    Edited by Harsh V. Pant

    India's foreign policy, out of the structural confines of the Cold War strategic framework, has become more expansive in defining its priorities over the last few years. With the rise of its economic and military capabilities and strategic interests, India has shaped a diplomacy that is much more…

    Paperback – 2013-04-18
    Routledge India
    War and International Politics in South Asia