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Ganguly, Sumit

Works: 62 works in 364 publications in 1 language and 13,003 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Handbooks and manuals  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other
Classifications: DS485.K27, 954.04
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Most widely held works by Sumit Ganguly
Conflict unending : India-Pakistan tensions since 1947 by Sumit Ganguly( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since their genesis in 1947, the nations of India and Pakistan have been locked in a seemingly endless spiral of hostility over the disputed territory of Kashmir. Ganguly asserts that the two nations remain mired in conflict due to inherent features of their nationalist agendas. Indian nationalist leadership chose to hold on to this Muslim-majority state to prove that minorities could thrive in a plural, secular polity. Pakistani nationalists argued with equal force that they could not part with Kashmir as part of the homeland created for the Muslims of South Asia. Ganguly analyzes why hostility persists even after the dissipation of the pristine ideological visions of the two states and discusses their dual path to overt acquisition of nuclear weapons, as well as the prospects for war and peace in the region
Government policies and ethnic relations in Asia and the Pacific( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume analyzes different policies that governments have pursued in their efforts to contend with the tensions inherent in multiethnic societies. The book focuses on Asia and the Pacific, the most populous and economically vibrant part of the world. The heart of the book is a set of case studies of government policies in sixteen countries: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, China, Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Vanuatu, and the Federated States of Micronesia. The studies consider a wide range of political, economic, educational, linguistic, and cultural policies, and evaluate how these policies have evolved over time. Using a broad comparative perspective to assess the effectiveness of different governmental approaches, the authors offer policy recommendations that cut across individual countries and regions
The Snowden reader by David P Fidler( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Edward Snowden began leaking NSA documents in June 2013, his actions sparked impassioned debates about electronic surveillance, national security, and privacy in the digital age. The Snowden Reader looks at Snowden's disclosures and their aftermath. Critical analyses by experts discuss the historical, political, legal, and ethical issues raised by the disclosures. Over forty key documents related to the case are included, with introductory notes explaining their significance: documents leaked by Snowden; responses from the NSA, the Obama administration, and Congress; statements by foreign leaders, their governments, and international organizations; judicial rulings; findings of review committees; and Snowden's own statements. This book provides a valuable introduction and overview for anyone who wants to go beyond the headlines to understand this historic episode
The crisis in Kashmir : portents of war, hopes of peace by Sumit Ganguly( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ganguly's central argument is that the insurgency can be explained by the linked processes of political mobilization and institutional decay. In an attempt to woo the citizens of India's only Muslim-majority state, the national government in New Delhi dramatically helped expand literacy, mass media, and higher education in Jammu and Kashmir. These processes produced a generation of politically knowledgeable and sophisticated Kashmiris. Simultaneously, the national government, fearful of potential secessionist proclivities among the Kashmiris, systematically stultified the development of political institutions in the state. Unable to express dissent in an institutional context, this new generation of Kashmiris resorted to violence
The origins of war in South Asia : Indo-Pakistani conflicts since 1947 by Sumit Ganguly( Book )

19 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this second edition of the only comprehensive and comparative study of the three Indo-Pakistani conflicts. Sumit Ganguly deepens his exploration of the causes and consequences of these clashes. Reassessing the origins of war in South Asia and ongoing ethnic strife in the region, he identifies and examines key developments, including shifts in policymaking necessitated by the collapse of the Soviet Union and the incipient nuclear weapons programs of both India and Pakistan
Fearful symmetry : India-Pakistan crises in the shadow of nuclear weapons by Sumit Ganguly( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the nuclearisation of the Indian sub-continent, Indo-Pakistani crises have acquired a deadly significance. The authors examine six crises of the past two decades and the role that nuclear weapons and the security dynamics of the United States in theregion have played in averting a major conflict
The state of India's democracy( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The newest volume in the acclaimed Journal of Democracy series examines the state of India's democracy. As India marks its sixtieth year of independence, it has become an ever more important object of study for scholars of comparative democracy. It has long stood out as a remarkable exception to theories holding that low levels of economic development and high levels of social diversity pose formidable obstacles to the successful establishment and maintenance of democratic government. In recent decades, India has proven itself capable not only of preserving democracy, but of deepening and broadening it by moving to a more inclusive brand of politics. Political participation has widened, electoral alternation has intensified, and civil society has pressed more vigorously for institutional reforms and greater government accountability. Yet political scientists still have not devoted to this country, which contains more than one-sixth of the world's population, the kind of attention that its significance warrants. The essays in The State of India's Democracy focus on India's economy, society, and politics, providing illuminating insights into the past accomplishments of Indian democracy as well as the continuing challenges that it faces
Understanding contemporary India by Sumit Ganguly( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Useful as a core text and as a supplement, this work overviews India's geography, history, nationalist movement, politics, international relations, economy, society, religions, environmental challenges, and arts and literature. There are chapters on the role of women, caste, and urbanization
India since 1980 by Sumit Ganguly( Book )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book considers the remarkable transformations that have taken place in India since 1980, a period that began with the assassination of the formidable Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Her death, and that of her son Rajiv seven years later, marked the end of the Nehru-Gandhi era. Although the country remains one of the few democracies in the developing world, many of the policies instigated by these earlier regimes have been swept away to make room for dramatic alterations in the political, economic, and social landscape. Sumit Ganguly and Rahul Mukherji, two leading political scientists of South Asia, chart these developments with particular reference to social and political mobilization, the rise of the BJP and its challenge to Nehruvian secularism, and the changes to foreign policy that, in combination with its meteoric economic development, have ensured India a significant place on the world stage. The book is intended for students and anyone interested in understanding this diverse, energetic, and youthful democracy"--
Asian rivalries : conflict, escalation, and limitations on two-level games by Sumit Ganguly( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most typical treatment of international relations is to conceive it as a battle between two antagonistic states volleying back and forth. In reality, interstate relations are often at least two-level games in which decision-makers operate not only in an international environment but also in a competitive domestic context. Given that interstate rivalries are responsible for a disproportionate share of discord in world politics, this book sets out to explain just how these two-level rivalries really work. By reference to specific cases, specialists on Asian rivalries examine three related questions: what is the mix of internal (domestic politics) and external (interstate politics) stimuli in the dynamics of their rivalries; in what types of circumstances do domestic politics become the predominant influence on rivalry dynamics; when domestic politics become predominant, is their effect more likely to lead to the escalation or de-escalation of rivalry hostility? By pulling together the threads laid out by each contributor, the editors create a 'grounded theory' for interstate rivalries that breaks new ground in international relations theory
US-Indian strategic cooperation into the 21st century : more than words by Sumit Ganguly( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this edited book, leading scholars and analysts trace the origins, evolution and the current state of strategic cooperation between India and the United States, the world's two largest democracies
The Hope and the reality : U.S.-Indian relations from Roosevelt to Reagan( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How rivalries end by Karen A Rasler( Book )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rivalry between nations has a long and sometimes bloody history. Not all political opposition culminates in war--the rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union is one example--but in most cases competition between nations and peoples for resources and strategic advantage does lead to violence: nearly 80 percent of the wars fought since 1816 were sparked by contention between rival nations. Long-term discord is a global concern, since competing states may drag allies into their conflict or threaten to use weapons of mass destruction. How Rivalries End is a study of how such rivalries take root and flourish and particularly how some dissipate over time without recourse to war. Political scientists Karen Rasler, William R. Thompson, and Sumit Ganguly examine ten political hot spots, stretching from Egypt and Israel to the two Koreas, where crises and military confrontations have occurred over the last seven decades. Through exacting analysis of thirty-two attempts to deescalate strategic rivalries, they reveal a pattern in successful conflict resolutions: shocks that overcome foreign policy inertia; changes in perceptions of the adversary's competitiveness or threat; positive responses to conciliatory signals; and continuing effort to avoid conflict after hostilities cease. How Rivalries End significantly contributes to our understanding why protracted conflicts sometimes deescalate and even terminate without resort to war."--Publisher's website
Treading on hallowed ground : counterinsurgency operations in sacred spaces by C. Christine Fair( Book )

11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addresses the unique aspect of waging a counterinsurgency campaign : fighting against an insurgency that often strategically positions itself on the "hallowed ground" that surrounds holy places of worship. Assembled expert's essays explore this widespread phenomenon of counterinsurgency efforts on religiously contentious terrain in Iraq, India, Kashmir, Pakistan, Thailand, and Saudi Arabia. The first comprehensive account of this increasingly pivotal component of contemporary war
India as an emerging power by Sumit Ganguly( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These essays examine India's relations with key powers including the Russian Federation, China and the USA and with key adversaries in the global arena in the aftermath of the Cold War
The Routledge handbook of Asian security studies by Sumit Ganguly( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Handbook of Asian Security Studies provides a detailed exploration of security dynamics in the three distinct subregions that comprise Asia, and also bridges the study of these regions by exploring the geopolitical links between each of them
The Kashmir question : retrospect and prospect( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few bilateral conflicts have proven as resistant to resolution as the Kashmir disputebetween India and Pakistan. What explains the tenacity of this dispute? The answer iscomplex and goes to the very basis of state-construction in South Asia. India, which hadbeen created as a civic polity, initially sought to hold on to this Muslim-majority state todemonstrate its secular credentials. 1 Pakistan, in turn, had laid claim to Kashmir becauseit had been created as the homeland for the Muslims of South Asia. 2 After the break-up ofPakistan in 1971 the Pakistani irredentist claim to Kashmir lost substa
Ascending India and its state capacity : extraction, violence, and legitimacy by Sumit Ganguly( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive and revealing account of the ongoing struggles and instability of India's political and economic institutions India's ascent as a formidable power on the world stage and its geopolitical ramifications have received much attention in recent years. This comprehensive study by Sumit Ganguly and William Thompson, two highly distinguished scholars of political science and international relations, delves into the intricate inner workings of this great Asian nation to reveal an Indian state struggling to maintain national security, domestic order, and steady fiscal growth despite weaknesses in its economic and political institutions. The authors' sobering account questions India's perceived strengths and domestic and foreign policy initiatives, while focusing on the South Asian giant's infrastructural and economic growth problems, opposition to reform, and other important hurdles the nation has faced and will continue to face over the coming decade and beyond
India, Pakistan, and the bomb : debating nuclear stability in South Asia by Sumit Ganguly( Book )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In May 1998, India and Pakistan put to rest years of speculation about whether they possessed nuclear technology and openly tested their weapons. Some believed nuclearization would stabilize South Asia; others prophesized disaster. Authors of two of the most comprehensive books on South Asia's new nuclear era, Sumit Ganguly and S. Paul Kapur, offer competing theories on the transformation of the region and what these patterns mean for the world's next proliferators." "With these two major interpretations, Ganguly and Kapur tackle all sides of an urgent issue that has profound regional and global consequences. Sure to spark discussion and debate, India, Pakistan, and the Bomb thoroughly maps the potential impact of nuclear proliferation."--Jacket
The rise of Islamist militancy in Bangladesh by Sumit Ganguly( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Conflict unending : India-Pakistan tensions since 1947
Alternative Names
Ganguly, Šumit

Ganguly, Šumit 1954-

Ganguly, Sumit Kumar 1954-

Sumit Ganguly

Šumit Ganguly 1954-

English (221)

Government policies and ethnic relations in Asia and the PacificThe crisis in Kashmir : portents of war, hopes of peaceFearful symmetry : India-Pakistan crises in the shadow of nuclear weaponsThe state of India's democracyUnderstanding contemporary IndiaIndia since 1980Asian rivalries : conflict, escalation, and limitations on two-level gamesUS-Indian strategic cooperation into the 21st century : more than words