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India in the Contemporary World

India in the Contemporary World

Polity, Economy and International Relations

  • Author: Jakub Zajączkowski,Jivanta Schottli,Manish Thapa
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317341813
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 542
  • View: 608
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This book brings together Indian and European perspectives on India’s polity, economy and international strategy. It explores internal, regional and global determinants shaping India’s status, position and goals in the early 21st century. Through an array of methodological and theoretical approaches, it presents debates on democracy, economic development, foreign and security policy, and the course of India–European Union relations. The volume will prove invaluable to scholars and students of international relations, politics, economics, history, and development studies, as well as policy makers and economists.

China-India Relations in the Contemporary World

China-India Relations in the Contemporary World

Dynamics of national Identity and Interest

  • Author: Yang Lu
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 131731123X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 142
  • View: 439
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As two Asian giants and rising power, the interactions between India and China have global significance. This book analyses the multifaceted and multi-layered character of Sino-Indian relations since the beginning of the 21st century in a period marked by cooperation and competition. Positioned in a social constructivist framework that emphasizes mutual perceptions and socialization, the book draws analytical leverage from two core concepts – national identity and national interest – to form the basis of the research inquiry. The author argues that the dynamics of national identity and national interest play an important role in determining their relations and shows how and why in the current international structure, including a context of accelerated globalization, their national identities as rising power and emerging power coupled with national interest of economic development have defined and directed their international positions and foreign policy-making. A unique approach to analysing Sino-Indian relations, this book is of interest to academics in the fields of Asian Politics and International Relations.

The Warrior State

The Warrior State

Pakistan in the Contemporary World

  • Author: T. V. Paul,Thazha Varkey Paul
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190231440
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 272
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Outlines revisionist approaches to understanding instability in Pakistan and the unintended consequences of foreign aid, evaluating the troubled country's nuclear arsenal and terrorist occupancy while profiling unexpected sources of its poor economy and corrupt political system.

Economic Challenges for the Contemporary World

Economic Challenges for the Contemporary World

Essays in Honour of Prabhat Patnaik

  • Author: Mausumi Das,Sabyasachi Kar,Nandan Nawn
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications India
  • ISBN: 9351508773
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 348
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In view of Prabhat Patnaik’s role in advocating progressive reforms and ideas in the global economy, this volume, in his honour, questions conventional thinking in mainstream economics and policy. This book brings together diverse scholarship on various aspects of economic development that underscore the importance of tackling dominant and contemporary issues concerning the national and global economy. Divided into five distinct themes—economic growth, engaging with globalisation, poverty and inequality, macroeconomic issues, political economy and developmental aspects—the essays outline significantly contrasting methodologies that are used to deal with issues of vital importance. Topical and up-to-date, the volume challenges the laissez faire philosophy and highlights the weaknesses of a free market as well as its inability to deal with the current issues.

Locating India in the Contemporary International Legal Order

Locating India in the Contemporary International Legal Order

  • Author: Srinivas Burra,R. Rajesh Babu
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 8132235800
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 337
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This book brings together disparate views which attempt to locate India in the contemporary international legal order. The essays endeavour to explore critically India’s role and attitude towards international law in various fields and its influence and contribution in the development of the latter. The contributions are also of historical value, as they analyse the present as part of a historical trajectory. Drawing upon the current and historical practices from their respective fields, the authors attempt to highlight some critical aspects involving India and international law. These aspects broadly underline India’s drift from its traditional role as an ally and proponent of the third world towards the pragmatism of self-interest, behaviour that is often compelled by internal political and economic conditions, as well as the dictates of external forces.

Gandhi and the Contemporary World

Gandhi and the Contemporary World

  • Author: Nageshwar Prasad
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 174
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Nine lectures delivered by various scholars on different occasions and organized by the Gandhian Institute of Studies.

Religious Fundamentalism in the Contemporary World

Religious Fundamentalism in the Contemporary World

Critical Social and Political Issues

  • Author: Santosh C. Saha
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 9780739107607
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 340
  • View: 6599
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Today new and ever more pernicious forms of terrorist violence threaten the world. Because these new forms of violence are so often linked to religious radicalism, modern terrorism has challenged the secular ethics of contemporary civil society. There is a pressing need to understand modern religious movements that have added militancy and belligerence as fundamental elements of religious practice. Contributors to this volume painstakingly tackle the question of how to define the contours of current religious fundamentalism as they examine the private and public postures of fundamentalist rhetoric, the importance of its regional variants, and the damage it can do to regional and national education systems. Their analysis tracks trends in religious movements that aspire to radicalize, reform, and violently topple governments and nations, while highlighting the difference between fundamentalist interpretations and other longstanding juridical, political, and intellectual traditions.

India in the World Order

India in the World Order

Searching for Major-Power Status

  • Author: Baldev Raj Nayar,T. V. Paul
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521528757
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 291
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The book considers India's search for an international role since gaining independence in 1947.

Pop Culture India!

Pop Culture India!

Media, Arts, and Lifestyle

  • Author: Asha Kasbekar
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1851096361
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 336
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Looks at popular culture in India, including television, motion pictures, mass media, sports, literature, and lifestyles.

Internationalism, Imperialism and the Formation of the Contemporary World

Internationalism, Imperialism and the Formation of the Contemporary World

The Pasts of the Present

  • Author: Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo,José Pedro Monteiro
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 331960693X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 365
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This volume offers innovative insights into and approaches to the multiple historical intersections between distinct modalities of internationalism and imperialism during the twentieth century, across a range of contexts. Bringing together scholars from diverse theoretical, methodological and geographical backgrounds, the book explores an array of fundamental actors, institutions and processes that have decisively shaped contemporary history and the present. Among other crucial topics, it considers the expansion in the number and scope of activities of international organizations and its impact on formal and informal imperial polities, as well as the propagation of developmentalist ethos and discourses, relating them to major historical processes such as the growing institutionalization of international scrutiny in the interwar years or, later, the emerging global Cold War.

Youth in the Contemporary World

Youth in the Contemporary World

  • Author: Y. C. Simhadri
  • Publisher: Mittal Publications
  • ISBN: 9788170991175
  • Category: Youth
  • Page: 351
  • View: 701
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India in the Italian Renaissance

India in the Italian Renaissance

Visions of a Contemporary Pagan World 1300-1600

  • Author: Meera Juncu
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317447689
  • Category: History
  • Page: 270
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India in the Italian Renaissance provides a systematic, chronological survey of early Italian representations of India and Indians from the late medieval period to the end of the 16th century, and their resonance within the cultural context of Renaissance Italy. The study focuses in particular on Italian attitudes towards the inhabitants of the Indian subcontinent and questions how Renaissance Italians, schooled in the admiration of classical antiquity, responded to the challenge of this contemporary pagan world. Meera Juncu draws from a wide-ranging selection of contemporary travel literature to trace the development of Italian ideas about Indians both before and after Vasco Da Gama’s landing in Calicut. After an introduction to the key concepts and a survey of inherited notions about India, the works of a diverse range of writers and editors, including Marco Polo, Petrarch and Giovanni Battista Ramusio, are analysed in detail. Through its discussion of these texts, this book examines whether ‘India’ came in any way to represent a pagan civilization comparable to the classical antiquity celebrated in Italy during the Renaissance. India in the Italian Renaissance offers a new and exciting perspective on this fascinating period for students and scholars of the Italian Renaissance and the history of India.

India Today

India Today

Economy, Politics and Society

  • Author: Stuart Corbridge,John Harriss,Craig Jeffrey
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0745676642
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 343
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Twenty years ago India was still generally thought of as an archetypal developing country, home to the largest number of poor people of any country in the world, and beset by problems of low economic growth, casteism and violent religious conflict. Now India is being feted as an economic power-house which might well become the second largest economy in the world before the middle of this century. Its democratic traditions, moreover, remain broadly intact. How and why has this historic transformation come about? And what are its implications for the people of India, for Indian society and politics? These are the big questions addressed in this book by three scholars who have lived and researched in different parts of India during the period of this great transformation. Each of the 13 chapters seeks to answer a particular question: When and why did India take off? How did a weak state promote audacious reform? Is government in India becoming more responsive (and to whom)? Does India have a civil society? Does caste still matter? Why is India threatened by a Maoist insurgency? In addressing these and other pressing questions, the authors take full account of vibrant new scholarship that has emerged over the past decade or so, both from Indian writers and India specialists, and from social scientists who have studied India in a comparative context. India Today is a comprehensive and compelling text for students of South Asia, political economy, development and comparative politics as well as anyone interested in the future of the world's largest democracy.

The Nation of India in Contemporary Indian Literature

The Nation of India in Contemporary Indian Literature

  • Author: A. Guttman
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230606938
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 230
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This book investigates representations of the nation of India as characterized by unity and diversity in the works of six contemporary novelists, linking their work to important political, historical and theoretical writings.

Back to Basics

Back to Basics

State Power in a Contemporary World

  • Author: Martha Finnemore,Judith Goldstein
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199339716
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 392
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No scholar better exemplifies the intellectual challenges foisted on the Neorealist school of international relations than prominent scholar Stephen Krasner (Graham H. Stuart Professor of International Studies, the Senior Associate Dean for the Social Sciences, School of Humanities & Sciences, and Director of Policy Planning at the US State Department 2005-2007). Throughout his career he has wrestled with realism's promises and limitations. Krasner has always been a prominent defender of realism and the importance of power understood in material terms, whether military or economic. Yet realist frameworks rarely provided a complete explanation for outcomes, in Krasner's analyses, and much of his work involved understanding power's role in situations not well explained by realism. If states seek power, why do we see cooperation? If hegemony promotes cooperation why does cooperation continue in the face of America's decline? Do states actually pursue their national interests or do domestic structures and values derail the rational pursuit of material objectives? Krasner's explanations were as diverse as were the problems. They pushed, to use his phrase, "the limits of realism." Edited by Martha Finnemore and Judith Goldstein, Back to Basics asks scholars to reflect on the role power plays in contemporary politics and how a power politics approach is influential today. The arguments made by the authors in this volume speak to one of three themes that run through Krasner's work: state power and hegemony; the relationship between states and markets; conceptions of the nation state in international politics. These themes appeared regularly in Krasner's scholarship as he wrestled, over his career, with fundamental questions of inter-state politics. Contributors largely agree on the centrality of power but diverge substantially on the ways power is manifest and should be measured and understood. Many of the contributors confronted the same intellectual dilemmas as Krasner in struggling to define power and its relationship to interests, yet their responses are different. Together, these essays explore new ways of thinking about power's role in contemporary politics and demonstrate the concepts continued relevance for both policy and theory.

Religion in the Contemporary World

Religion in the Contemporary World

A Sociological Introduction

  • Author: Alan Aldridge
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0745665144
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 256
  • View: 513
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In the new edition of this widely praised text, Alan Aldridge examines the complex realities of religious belief, practice and institutions. Religion is a powerful and controversial force in the contemporary world, even in supposedly secular societies. Almost all societies seek to cultivate religions and faith communities as sources of social stability and engines of social progress. They also try to combat real and imagined abuses and excess, regulating cults that brainwash vulnerable people, containing fundamentalism that threatens democracy and the progress of science, and identifying terrorists who threaten atrocities in the name of religion. The third edition has been carefully revised to make sure it is fully up to date with recent developments and debates. Major themes in the revised edition include the recently erupted ‘culture war’ between progressive secularists and conservative believers, the diverse manifestations of ‘fundamentalism’ and their impact on the wider society, new individual forms of religious expression in opposition to traditional structures of authority, and the backlash against ‘multiculturalism’ with its controversial implications for the social integration of ethnic and religious minority communities. Impressive in its scholarly analysis of a vibrant and challenging aspect of human societies, the third edition will appeal strongly to students taking courses in the sociology of religion and religious studies, as well as to everyone interested in the place of religion in the contemporary world.

Islam and Violence in the Modern Era

Islam and Violence in the Modern Era

  • Author: B. Milton-Edwards
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230625576
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 236
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This book examines dimensions of Islam and violence within wider debates about politics, history, faith, power and struggle both within Muslims' realms and outside. It explores the motif of violence in its myriad aspects including debates about sacrifice, private and public violence, responses and reactions, as well as suicide and martyrdom.

Confucianism for the Contemporary World

Confucianism for the Contemporary World

Global Order, Political Plurality, and Social Action

  • Author: Tze-ki Hon,Kristin Stapleton
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 1438466528
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 300
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Discusses contemporary Confucianism’s relevance and its capacity to address pressing social and political issues of twenty-first-century life. Condemned during the Maoist era as a relic of feudalism, Confucianism enjoyed a robust revival in post-Mao China as China’s economy began its rapid expansion and gradual integration into the global economy. Associated with economic development, individual growth, and social progress by its advocates, Confucianism became a potent force in shaping politics and society in mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and overseas Chinese communities. This book links the contemporary Confucian revival to debates—both within and outside China—about global capitalism, East Asian modernity, political reforms, civil society, and human alienation. The contributors offer fresh insights on the contemporary Confucian revival as a broad cultural phenomenon, encompassing an interpretation of Confucian moral teaching; a theory of political action; a vision of social justice; and a perspective for a new global order, in addition to demonstrating that Confucianism is capable of addressing a wide range of social and political issues in the twenty-first century.

Corruption in the Contemporary World

Corruption in the Contemporary World

Theory, Practice, and Hotspots

  • Author: Jonathan Mendilow,Ilan Peleg
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 0739194690
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 280
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This book deals with large-scale, systemic corruption, a phenomenon that it identifies as part of the political landscape in most, if not all, societies of the contemporary world. While the analysis is grounded in the political thought of earlier thinkers, especially Edmund Burke, and integrates the insights of several modern analysts of corruption, the volume offers a new, updated theoretical perspective on the topic. This perspective reflects deep concerns with corruption in a world facing accelerated social transition, increased economic polarization, and growing distrust toward political elites in many countries. This book approaches corrupt practices both theoretically and empirically, offering the perspectives of scholars who come to the topic from different traditions and cultures. It contains the collective efforts of members of the Research Committee on Political Finance and Public Corruption of the International Political Science Association. In formulating a comprehensive approach on corruption, the volume offers insights in regard to new developments in the United States, in Middle Eastern countries (especially in the wake of the Arab Spring), in several European counties (Austria, Italy, Spain), as well as in the People’s Republic of China. The analysis goes beyond the traditional legal definitions of corruption or purely economic views of it and focuses more broadly on institutional, cultural, and normative dimensions of this globally important phenomenon.