Roundtable in Asia Policy 18.4
Rajesh Basrur’s Subcontinental Drift: Domestic Politics and India’s Foreign Policy
Why does India often seem to hesitate, delay, or prevaricate in its foreign policy, and are these seemingly shared traits across generations of Indian leadership holding back India’s rise? Rajesh Basrur, Ian Hall, Kate Sullivan de Estrada, Jivanta Schottli, Frank O’Donnell, and Sameer Lalwani discuss these questions and how domestic factors can shape international relations theory in this book review roundtable on Basrur’s Subcontinental Drift: Domestic Politics and India’s Foreign Policy.
India’s Foreign Policy and the Ethic of Responsibility
Gambling on India’s Foreign Policy: The Importance of Implementation
Kate Sullivan de Estrada
Explaining Policy Drift—An Analytical Template Drawn from the World’s Most Populous Democracy
Essence of Indecision: Understanding Indian Security Policy Choices
Policy Drift as an Inevitability and an Occasional Success
Author’s Response: Indian Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy—Refining Neoclassical Realism
Ian Hall is a Professor of International Relations with the Griffith Asia Institute at Griffith University and an Academic Fellow of the Australia India Institute at the University of Melbourne (Australia).
Kate Sullivan de Estrada is Director of the Contemporary South Asian Studies Programme and Associate Professor in the International Relations of South Asia at the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies and St Antony’s College, University of Oxford (United Kingdom).
Jivanta Schottli is Assistant Professor in Indian Politics and Foreign Policy at Dublin City University (Ireland), where she is also Director of the Ireland India Institute. Her research focuses on institutions and policymaking in India, with an emphasis on maritime policy and the Indo-Pacific.
Frank O’Donnell is a Nonresident Fellow in the Stimson Center South Asia Program (United States) and a Senior Research Adviser in the Asia-Pacific Leadership Network.
Sameer Lalwani is a Senior Expert in the Asia Center at the United States Institute of Peace and a Nonresident Senior Fellow with the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (United States).
Rajesh Basrur is an independent scholar based in Mumbai, India. He holds an Adjunct Professorship with the Griffith Asia Institute at Griffith University in Australia and a Senior Research Associateship with the South Asian Studies Programme at the National University of Singapore.
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