ISBN 9788178299488,Scarred Communities : Psychosocial Impact of Man-made and Natural Disasters on Sri Lankan Society

Scarred Communities : Psychosocial Impact of Man-made and Natural Disasters on Sri Lankan Society


Alyssa Ayres


SAGE India



SAGE India

Publication Year 2009

ISBN 9788178299488

ISBN-10 8178299488

Hard Back

Number of Pages 356 Pages
Language (English)


China's emergence as a great power is transforming the world, affecting its security, economy and physical environment. Power Realignments in Asia: China, India and the United States explores the impact of China's rise on relations among China, India and the United States. The topics covered in the collection span traditional security issues-political-military affairs and military modernization-to new challenges posed by rapid and deep economic integration, to global issues like energy security and environmental degradation accompanying rapid economic growth. Each of these issues affects the triangular dynamic among China, India and the United States. A special feature of this volume is that it is an informed assessment of an under-researched theme-China's complex role in simultaneously promoting and inhibiting Indo-U.S. engagement. It examines the many shades of strategic ambiguity, reflected most recently in China's response to the historic Indo-U.S. civil nuclear initiative. This work will be an important resource for all those interested in Asia's security politics, the American response to the rise of China and India and the changing dynamic of Asian balance of power. Product Description Review The book is an interesting read for two reasons: one, for the fact that power realignments in Asia are undergoing a swift transformation and will assume concrete shape in coming years...The second more important reason is that the book makes a meaningful contribution to existing literature on the subject and provides a comprehensive analysis from an Indo-US perspective. (Strategic Analysis) The book contains 13 papers on current global power relations with special reference to China, India and the US. If one is seeking further insights into the much spoken of contemporary 'tectonic shifts' in international politics, then 'Power Realignments in Asia' would prove extremely useful as a knowledge source. (The Island) About the Author Alyssa Ayres joined McLarty Associates, the Washington-based international strategic advisory firm, as director for India and South Asia in 2008 after serving in the US Department of State as special assistant to the Under Secretary for Political Affairs. Previously, Dr. Ayres was at the Center for the Advanced Study of India at the University of Pennsylvania, and before that the Asia Society in New York. A cultural historian of modern South Asia, Dr. Ayres has carried out research in India, Pakistan, and Indonesia. Her book on nationalism in Pakistan, Speaking Like a State, was recently published by Cambridge University Press. As project director of the Asia Society's Task Force on US Policy toward India, she was the primary author of its 2009 report, Delivering on the Promise: Advancing US Relations with India. Her essays have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Journal of Asian Studies, Current History, and World Policy Journal, among others. In addition, she co-edited the two most recent India Briefing volumes published by Asia Society. Dr. Ayres speaks fluent Hindi and Urdu, and in the mid-1990s worked for the International Committee of the Red Cross as an interpreter in Jammu and Kashmir. She received an AB magna cum laude from Harvard, and an MA and PhD from the University of Chicago. C Lakshman is an independent consultant based in Pune, India. He received his PhD in Organization Studies from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He held prior appointments at Longwood University, Virginia State University, and Jackson State University. He was the Chair of the Organizational Behaviour and HRM Area at Indian Institute of Management, Indore. He has 16 years of rich experience in India and the United States, spanning both industry and academia. He combines his rich industrial marketing experience (Elcompo Electronics Pvt Ltd, Chennai) with teaching, training, and consulting experiences with various organizations including Arizona State University, Amrita Institute of Management, and Southern Illinois University. His list of consulting clients includes NLC Ltd, ABN Amro, Mahindra Finance, Impetus, and NTPC, among others. He specializes in Leadership and Knowledge Management issues in organizations. His most recent papers on Leadership and Knowledge Management were published in the Journal of Management Studies and in Leadership and Organizational Development Journal.