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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
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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.

Youth in the Contemporary World

Youth in the Contemporary World

  • Author: Y. C. Simhadri
  • Publisher: Mittal Publications
  • ISBN: 9788170991175
  • Category: Youth
  • Page: 351
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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
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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.

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.

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.

India, Pakistan, China, and the contemporary world

India, Pakistan, China, and the contemporary world

  • Author: Phool Kumar Sharma
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 213
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Women and Contemporary World Literature

Women and Contemporary World Literature

Power, Fragmentation, and Metaphor

  • Author: Deborah Fillerup Weagel
  • Publisher: Peter Lang
  • ISBN: 9781433104831
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 129
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Many women in cultures throughout the world exhibit resilience and power in the face of obstacles and vicissitudes. From colonial New Spain to postcolonial Africa and India, "Women and Contemporary World Literature" examines ways in which women in literature function within their specific culture and circumstances to confront the challenges they encounter. In spite of fragmentation in their lives - much like quiltmakers - they piece together the scraps of their existence to form an integrated and complete whole. With its focus on power, fragmentation, and metaphor, and a strong interdisciplinary approach, this book offers a unique perspective to scholars, teachers, and students of comparative literature, contemporary world literature, colonial and postcolonial literature, women's studies, interdisciplinary studies, and literature and cultural studies.

Gandhi and the contemporary world

Gandhi and the contemporary world

studies in peace and war

  • Author: Kashi Prasad Misra,S. C. Gangal
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 233
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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.

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.

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
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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 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.

Comparative Politics

Comparative Politics

Continuity and Breakdown in the Contemporary World

  • Author: Paul W. Zagorski
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135969795
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 640
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Comparative Politics: Continuity and Breakdown in the Contemporary World is an exciting new core text for introduction to comparative politics courses, focusing on the dynamics of politics: modernization, revolution, coups and democratization. Unlike other texts, Comparative Politics integrates thematic and extensive country-specific material in each chapter, striking a unique balance between discussing a wide range of countries and civilizations in detail, whilst using shorter focused textboxes to clearly illustrate key thematic points. Key features and benefits include: explanations of core concepts such as state, nation, regime, legitimacy, modernization, globalization, revolution, and mass movements an introduction of key theoretical approaches such as institutionalism, structural functionalism, political culture, political economy, and game theory detailed coverage of democratization, advanced democracies, developing countries and communist and post-communist states a range of perspectives to present a nuanced view of the discipline and contemporary political developments case studies of individual countries including Germany, the United States, Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Nigeria, Zaire/Congo, South Africa, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Pakistan, India, Japan, Indonesia, Taiwan, and the People’s Republic of China country-focused textboxes giving a chronology of key developments, including the United Kingdom, France, Afghanistan, and Kosovo. Extensively illustrated throughout with maps, photographs, tables and explanatory boxes, Comparative Politics is an innovative core text, and essential reading for all students of Comparative Politics.

Tibetan Medicine in the Contemporary World

Tibetan Medicine in the Contemporary World

Global Politics of Medical Knowledge and Practice

  • Author: Laurent Pordié
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134061560
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 288
  • View: 4031
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The popularity of Tibetan medicine plays a central role in the international market for alternative medicine and has been increasing and extending far beyond its original cultural area becoming a global phenomenon. This book analyses Tibetan medicine in the 21st century by considering the contemporary reasons that have led to its diversity and by bringing out the common orientations of this medical system. Using case studies that examine of the social, political and identity dynamics of Tibetan medicine in Nepal, India, the PRC, Mongolia, the UK and the US, the contributors to this book answer the following three, fundamental questions: What are the modalities and issues involved in the social and therapeutic transformations of Tibetan medicine? How are national policies and health reforms connected to the processes of contemporary redefinition of this medicine? How does Tibetan medicine fit into the present, globalized context of the medical world? Written by experts in the field from the US, France, Canada, China and the UK this book will be invaluable to students and scholars interested in contemporary medicine, Tibetan studies, health studies and the anthropology of Asia. 'Winner of the ICAS Colleagues Choice Award 2009"

Contemporary India

Contemporary India

Economy, Society, Politics

  • Author: Neera Chandhoke,Praveen Priyadarshi
  • Publisher: Pearson Education India
  • ISBN: 9788131719299
  • Category: India
  • Page: 414
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Edited by Neera Chandhoke and Praveen Priyadarshi, Contemporary India addresses issues facing the nation-state and civil society from diverse perspectives: those of political science, sociology, economics and history. The book is thematically divided into three parts Economy, Society, and Politics and includes discussions on topics as wide-ranging as poverty, regional disparities, policies, social change and social movements, the elements of democracy, dynamics of the party system, secularism, federalism, decentralization, and so on. The common thread of democracy, which strings together different aspects of contemporary India, serves as the framework of understanding here and underlies discussions in all the chapters. The book includes 23 original, well-researched and up-to-date chapters by authors who teach different courses in the social sciences. Without compromising on the complexity of their arguments, the authors have used a lucid, conversational style that will attract even readers who have no previous knowledge of the topics. The contributors have also provided a glossary, questions and further readings lists with students examination needs in mind.

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: 935150879X
  • 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.

The Argumentative Indian

The Argumentative Indian

Writings on Indian History, Culture and Identity

  • Author: Amartya Sen
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141964790
  • Category: History
  • Page: 432
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India is a very diverse country with many distinct pursuits, vastly different convictions, widely divergent customs, and a veritable feast of viewpoints. The Argumentative Indian brings together an illuminating selection of writings from Nobel prize-winning economist Amartya Sen that outline the need to understand contemporary India in the light of its long argumentative tradition. The understanding and use of this rich argumentative tradition are critically important, Sen argues, for the success of India's democracy, the defence of its secular politics, the removal of inequalities related to class, caste, gender and community, and the pursuit of sub-continental peace.

Science in the Contemporary World

Science in the Contemporary World

An Encyclopedia

  • Author: Eric Gottfrid Swedin
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1851095241
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 382
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This work is a unique introductory A–Z resource detailing the scientific achievements of the contemporary world and analyzing the key scientific trends, discoveries, and personalities of the modern age. * Over 200 A–Z entries covering topics ranging from plate tectonics to the first Moon landings * More than 40 stunning photographs providing a unique pictorial chronicle of the achievements of modern science

Epic Traditions in the Contemporary World

Epic Traditions in the Contemporary World

The Poetics of Community

  • Author: Margaret H. Beissinger,Jane Tylus,Susanne Lindgren Wofford
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520210387
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 314
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Fourteen essays on epic, oral and literary, from ancient to modern, from the Americas to India.