How India became territorial : foreign policy, diaspora, geopolitics (eBook, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
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How India became territorial : foreign policy, diaspora, geopolitics

Author: Itty Abraham
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2014]
Series: Studies in Asian security.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Why do countries go to war over disputed lands? This revisionist study identifies the process of decolonisation as the root of contemporary Asian interstate territorial conflicts. It does so by foregrounding the political implications of identifying a fixed territorial homeland as a necessary starting point for international recognition as well as establishing national identity.

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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Itty Abraham
ISBN: 0804792682 9780804792684
OCLC Number: 984806586
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 217 p.).
Contents: Territory and foreign policy --
A brief international history of the nation-state --
Diaspora as foreign policy --
Geopolitics as foreign policy.
Series Title: Studies in Asian security.
Responsibility: Itty Abraham.

Abstract:

Why do countries go to war over disputed lands? This revisionist study identifies the process of decolonisation as the root of contemporary Asian interstate territorial conflicts. It does so by foregrounding the political implications of identifying a fixed territorial homeland as a necessary starting point for international recognition as well as establishing national identity.

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"Strikingly innovative . . . Abraham's rich and rewarding discussion on India's territoriality and foreign policy deserve a wider airing beyond the ivory tower." -- C. Raja Mohan * <i>The Book Review Read more...

 
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