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International Relations Theory and South Asia: Security, Political Economy, Domestic Politics, Identities, and Images Vol. 1

E. Sridharan


This volume explores the nature of conflict and cooperation in South Asia in the post-Cold War and post-1998 periods within the framework of international relations theory. Drawing on the perspectives of scholars employing IR theory and broader social science theorizing, it looks at some of the issues that hinder conflict resolution and cooperation-building in the region, from security to political economy and regional architecture, in the context of foreign policy and domestic politics. It highlights the conflict between India and Pakistan and how it has undermined any form of regional securi ... More

Keywords: Conflict, cooperation, South Asia, international relations, conflict resolution, regional security, political economy, foreign policy, domestic politics, regional integration

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780198069652
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069652.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

E. Sridharan, editor
University of Pennsylvania Institute for the Advanced Study of India, New Delhi

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Part I Regional Cooperation Models, Processes, and Obstacles


Aparajita Biswas

Part II Domestic Politics and Its Foreign Policy Implications

6 Foreign Policy Reversal

Rajesh M. Basrur *

Part III Political Economy and Regional Cooperation

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