ISBN 9780761934264,India and Emerging Asia

India and Emerging Asia


R R Sharma


SAGE India



SAGE India

Publication Year 2005

ISBN 9780761934264

ISBN-10 076193426X

Hard Back

Number of Pages 332 Pages
Language (English)


In recent years, Asia`s economic and strategic environment has been transformed in a fundamental sense. The emerging `Asian Economic Community`?encompassing ASEAN, China, Japan, India and South Korea?is being widely viewed as the centre of gravity of the global economy. Because of its strategic position, India is destined to play a significant role in shaping the emerging profile of Asia. Against this background, this volume explores Asia`s dramatic re-emergence on the global scene as well as India`s role in ensuring peace, security, stability and development in the continent. In recent years, India has redefined its position within Asia and has emerged as a significant player. The contributors offer new perspectives on Asia concerning the nature of its politics and governance, the reasons for its insecurity, the need for greater regional cooperation, and its intrinsic strengths and weaknesses. They implicitly or explicitly share the view that the `twenty-first century belongs to Asia`. Table of Contents Foreword by I K GUJRAL Introduction R R SHARMA Asia`s Quest for Identity and Security R R SHARMA India`s Options in a Changing Asia S D MUNI and C RAJA MOHAN A Continent Becomes a Region: Future Asian Security Architectures VARUN SAHNI India and the Future of Asia: Arranging a Soft-Landing for Pakistan MANOJ JOSHI Economic Reforms and Integration in South Asia: Role of India in SAARC MAHENDRA P LAMA The United States and the Asian Powers CHINTAMANI MAHAPATRA Reform and Resurgence: The Trajectory of Change in West Asia GIRIJESH PANT Central Asia`s Security: The Asian Dimension AJAY PATNAIK Japan`s Expanding Security Perspectives in the Asia-Pacific K V KESAVAN Is Human and Gender Security Relevant for Asia? ANURADHA M CHENOY Economic Developments and Regional Economic Trends in Central Asia: Emerging Asian Linkages GULSHAN SACHDEVA Structural Imperatives and Asian Security RAJESH RAJAGOPALAN Index