Does the Elephant Dance?: Contemporary Indian Foreign Policy

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OUP Oxford, Apr 7, 2011 - Political Science - 448 pages
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India today looms large globally, where it hardly loomed at all twenty years ago. It is likely to be a key global actor throughout the twenty-first century and could well emerge soon as one of the top five global powers. Does the Elephant Dance? seeks to survey the main features of Indian foreign policy. It identifies elements of Indian history relevant to the topic; examines the role therein of domestic politics and internal and external security challenges, and of domestic and international economic factors; and in successive chapters delves into the specifics of India's policy within its South Asian neighbourhood, and with respect to China, the USA, West Asia (the Middle East), East Asia, Europe and Russia, and multilateral diplomacy. It also touches on Indian ties to Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean. India's "soft power", the role of migration in its policy, and other cross-cutting issues are analyzed, as is the role and approach of several categories of foreign policy actors in India. Substantive conclusions close out the volume, and touch, inter alia, on policies India may want or need to change in its quest for international stature.

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Well written overview of Indian foreign policy. Malone's views are sharp and succinct. Read full review

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A book generally lies somewhere between two ends of the spectrum ie factual and conceptual cum analytical. Former end may consist mostly of monotonous facts (statements of truth and not only ... Read full review


A Vital Foundation of Indias International Relations
More Internal Than External?
Its Global Calling Card
5India and Its South Asian Neighbours
From High Ground to High Table
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10

Can Two Tigers Share a Mountain?
The Shock of the New
Delicate Manoeuvres
Catching Up
Fading Glory?
Chapter 11
Chapter 12

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