The Interface of Domestic and International Factors in India’s Foreign Policy

The interface of domestic and international factors in India’s foreign policy: Introducing the issuesWhither India?The interface of India’s foreign policy – a conceptual frameworkThe interface and three phases in Indian foreign policyDomestic and international factors intermesh: the national interestOpening the field and introducing the bookNotesReferencesI The evolution of reactive and proactive foreign policyThe struggle between political idealism and policy realism: The making of India’s nuclear policyThe ‘nuclear’ in India’s foreign policyThe post-colonial and anti-imperialism paradigmNon-alignment as the guiding principleNPT and India’s disarmament dogmaNuclearisation – the strategic optionNuclear power seeking legitimacyMainstreaming non-proliferation and disarmament policySeeking nuclear deterrence and legitimacyConclusionNotesReferencesIndia’s foreign policy and domestic compulsions: Theorizing the margins of exclusionNation, national identity as ideal-critical conceptsCultural politics of India’s ‘power’Neighbourhood/regional supremacy?Pragmatism and social justice do not have to be a trade-offMajoritarian democracy and the credibility questionMargins, diversity and foreign policyMethodological interventionNotesReferencesIndia’s foreign aid policy: Aid recipient and aid donorTheories of foreign aid as foreign policyIndia’s role as a recipient of aidIndia as a donor of international aidConclusionNotesReferencesII Global ambitions, internal and regional constraintsStatus of Malaysian-Indians in Malaysian social matrix: Reconciling the juxtaposition of foreign policy and coalition ...Heterogeneous character of Malaysian IndiansMalaysian Indians’ economic quandary: from independence to racial surgeThe New Economic Policy: the turf to marginalization of IndiansImplementation of the NEPThe National Development Policy: the persistence in progression of marginalization of the IndiansOverall splash of Malaysia’s economic policy on the Indian communityWeak leadership and electoral clout of Congress in coalition politicsA new turf of coalition politics re-surfacedThe origin of HINDRAF movementImpact on India’s domestic and coalition politicsThe fragile quandary of Indian coalition politicsConclusionNotesReferencesTowards an Eastern South Asian community: Regional and sub-regional cooperation as a viable foreign policy initiativeRegionalism and sub regionalismSub-regional cooperation in Eastern South AsiaTowards meaningful cooperationNotesThe elephant and the panda – India and China: Global allies and regional competitorsConceptual frameworkBilateral relationsGlobal allies or foesConcluding remarksNotesReferencesIII Identity, migration and structural dimensionsParty politics and its influence over foreign policymaking in IndiaParty system classificationNational versus state parties in IndiaEvolution of the Indian party systemInstitutional and legal framework of foreign policymakingRegional parties’ attitude towards foreign policymakingRelations with neighbouring countriesAttracting foreign direct investmentConclusionNotesReferencesBibliographyDifferentiated citizenship: Multiculturalism, secularism and Indian foreign policyNarratives of Indian exceptionalismAt home while abroad: narratives about the Indian diaspora and national identityNarratives about India’s place in regional affairsNarratives about gendered national identityIn conclusionNoteReferencesFrom periphery to the centre: Subnationalism and federal foreign policies within a state nationIndia as a ‘state nation’Foreign policymaking in the federal contextPost-2014 developmentsUnderstanding federalization of foreign policy: some theoretical interpretationsLeverage on foreign policyParadiplomacy in the Indian contextSubnational foreign policy under the BJP governmentConcluding observationsReferencesIV Looking in – outside out: Northeast of India related to India’s foreign policymakingManipur dynamics in India’s Myanmar policy: Politico-economic perspectiveBackgroundManipur–Myanmar connection: the rationaleIndia’s Myanmar policy and Manipur perspective: common issuesCross-border trade: the mazeSecurity issues on the border: insurgency, small arms proliferation and narco-traffickingChinese threat perceptionIn the midst of India–ASEAN connectivity agendaRacial affinityForeign policy challenges: the missing linksUnderstanding Moreh: going to the micro-levelRepositioning Manipur: where does it stand?AssessmentNotesReferencesThinking, looking and acting: Beyond East and Southeast to the ‘other Asia’‘Thinking’ India’s Northeast and Look/Act East PolicyLook(ed) at as an otherConceiving an ‘other Asia’NotesReferencesFederalization of Indian foreign policy: Recent trendsThe changing contours of Indian federalismCurrent episode in Indian federal experiencesConclusionNotesReferences
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