Security and South Asia

Security and South Asia

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Stephen Philip Cohen can rightly be called the doyen of South Asian security analysis, especially traditional security concerns in the region and advocacy on US foreign policy. The contributors to the volume have all, at different at different points in time, been Cohena€™s students, and are now well-known scholars in their own right. Broadly dividing Cohena€™s work into categories, the contributors deal with the following issues: how security is understood and how important strategic relationships are framed approaches to and choices made in the areas of military structure, arms production, and investment in science and technology how and why civil society groups are mobilized towards political endsa€”specifically looking at ethnic mobilization in diaspora communities, non-official initiatives for peace in South Asia, and the role of state and non-state actors in disaster management the role of the army. The essays reflect a view of security as something people choose to make for themselves through an exercise of agency that is rooted in the realm of ideas.How is security understood and how are important strategic relationships framed ? they ask in contexts thousands of years apart from each other. ... Raghavulua#39;s article on disaster management in India examines the role of state and non-state actors in preparing for and responding to ... Rajagopalana#39;s essay alludes to ideas that predate the idea of India, South Asia, or, indeed, even a regional identity.

Title:Security and South Asia
Author:Swarna Rajagopalan
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-03-21


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