ISBN 9789384463434,Indias Rise as an Asian Power: Nation, Neighborhood, and Region

Indias Rise as an Asian Power: Nation, Neighborhood, and Region



Cambridge University Press

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9789384463434

ISBN-10 9384463434


Number of Pages 296 Pages
Language (English)

Literature fiction

This book examines India's rise to power and the obstacles it faces in the context of domestic
governance and security, relationships and security issues with its South Asian neighbors, and
international relations in the wider Asian region. Instead of a straight-line projection based on traditional measures of power such as population size, economic growth rates, and military spending, Sandy Gordon's nuanced view of India's rise focuses on the need of any rising power to develop the means to deal with challenges in its domestic, neighborhood (South Asia), and regional (continental) spheres. Terrorism, insurgency, border disputes, and water conflict and shortages are examples of some of India's domestic and regional challenges. Gordon argues that before it can assume the mantle of a genuine Asian power or world power, India must improve its governance and security; otherwise, its economic growth and human development will continue to be hindered and its vulnerabilities may be exploited by competitors in its South Asian neighborhood or the wider region. This book will appeal to students and scholars of India and South Asia, security studies, foreign policy, and omparative politics, as well as country and regional specialists