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India is becoming an increasingly visible, powerful and influential state within the global system. As this rise to prominence continues, better appreciating the interests and principles that structure the international interactions of South Asia’s largest state has never been so important. Keen to embrace an expectant future as a great power, India’s transitional journey has been characterised by astounding diplomatic achievements and significant strategic failures.

In this robust and comprehensive analysis, Chris Ogden introduces students to the key dimensions of Indian foreign policy from her emergence as a modern state in 1947 to the present day. Combining theoretical insight with numerous case studies and profiles, he examines the foreign policy making process, strategic thinking, the crucial search for economic growth, and India’s difficult regional position and troubled borders. Tracking the trajectory of one of the 21st century’s major Asian and global powers, later chapters focus on New Delhi’s multilateral interaction, great power dynamics, and expanding relations with the United States and the world.

Critically assessing what kind of great power India can and wants to be, this wide-ranging introduction will be an invaluable text for students of South Asian politics, foreign policy, and international relations.

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Hardcover
Status
Available
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780745660868
ISBN10
074566086X
Publication Dates ROW:
Apr 2014
Publication Dates US:
May 2014
Publication Dates Aus & NZ:
Apr 2014


Format
252 x 168 mm
9.90 x 6.60 in
Pages
288 pages
Paperback
Status
Available
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780745660875
ISBN10
0745660878
Publication Dates ROW:
Apr 2014
Publication Dates US:
May 2014
Publication Dates Aus & NZ:
Apr 2014



Format
247 x 174 mm
9.70 x 6.85 in
Pages
288 pages
E-book
Status
Available
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780745684253
ISBN10
0745684254
Publication Dates ROW:
Jun 2014
Publication Dates US:
Jun 2014
Publication Dates Aus & NZ:
Jun 2014


Format
229 x 152 mm
9.02 x 5.98 in
Pages
288 pages

* Exam copies only available to lecturers for whom the book may be suitable as a course text.
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Reviews

"This is a remarkably well written, deftly argued and carefully researched volume on India s foreign policy. It offers sufficient historical perspective, it examines India s key relationships and it discusses India s aspirations to and constraints on the rise to great-power status. Given the paucity of work on contemporary India s foreign relations, Ogden's work constitutes a most welcome addition to the literature. Scholars, policy makers and journalists interested in the country s foreign policy all stand to benefit from a perusal of this important book."
Sumit Ganguly, Indiana University

"Using four central themes as key to understanding the motivations of Indian elites in the realm of foreign policy, this lucid book provides a coherent narrative about the potential and challenges that confront India as it makes its way up the global interstate hierarchy. It is an important contribution not only to the study of Indian foreign policy but also to the way in which the subject is taught."
Harsh V. Pant, King's College London

"This is a valuable and much needed textbook that offers students of foreign policy an intelligent and balanced introduction to where India has been and where it might be going. It is up to date and contains helpful charts, tables, illustrations, maps and questions. It will prove a great aid in the classroom."
Rahul Sagar, Princeton University

"This book is bound to become the new standard textbook on foreign policy."
Political Studies Review

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Table of Contents

  • List of Abbreviations
  • List of Tables, Figures, Profiles and Cases Studies
  • Acknowledgements
  • Overview, Principles and Themes
  • Chapter 1 - Makers of Foreign Policy
  • Chapter 2 - Strategic Thinking, the Military and Nuclear Affairs
  • Chapter 3 - India’s Economic Transition
  • Chapter 4 - South Asia’s (Natural) Hegemon
  • Chapter 5 - Regionalism and Multilateralism
  • Chapter 6 - Great Power Dynamics
  • Chapter 7 - Relations with the United States
  • Chapter 8 - India and the World
  • Conclusion: India Emergent
  • Research Appendix
  • Notes
  • Extended Bibliography
  • Index

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Author Information

Chistopher Ogden is Lecturer in International Relations at the University of St Andrews.

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