The Internal and External Constraints on Foreign Policy in India - Exploring culture and ethnic sensitivities

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Resumé

The main argument of this contribution is that the distinction between internal and external is at best blurred and in reality does not make much sense in the case of India’s foreign policy. It may start and end at the border and determined by negotiations, diplomacy or brute force but there is no conclusive evidence in the literature to decide what determines what. There are important dynamics and interplays across the thin line between the domestic and international sphere especially in terms of understanding the reciprocal challenges related to how the factors of culture and ethnicity relate with the legitimacy of the state. The aim of the paper serves four purposes. To unpack and give a critical overview of the debates concerned with the internal and external aspects of India’s foreign policy; situate the literature dealing more specifically with domestic issues related to culture and ethnicity and outline the main approaches involved; to give an overview of how external factors impact foreign policy conduct and give an overview about India’s role in defining international norms and regulations; finally the paper gives some theoretical markers, suggestions and tentative concluding remarks.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato7 maj 2015
Antal sider15
StatusUdgivet - 7 maj 2015
BegivenhedThe Internal and External Constraints on Foreign Policy in India - Exploring culture and ethnic sensitivities - Nordic Institute for Asian Studies, Copenhagen University, Copenhagen, Danmark
Varighed: 7 maj 20158 maj 2015

Workshop

WorkshopThe Internal and External Constraints on Foreign Policy in India - Exploring culture and ethnic sensitivities
LokationNordic Institute for Asian Studies, Copenhagen University
LandDanmark
ByCopenhagen
Periode07/05/201508/05/2015

Bibliografisk note

Paper for international Workshop program 7-8 May 2015. The Internal and External Constraints on Foreign Policy in India. Exploring Culture and Ethnic Sensitivities. Venue: Nordic Institute of Asian Studies

Emneord

  • India
  • Foreign policy
  • culture
  • ethnicity

Citer dette

Schmidt, J. D. (2015). The Internal and External Constraints on Foreign Policy in India - Exploring culture and ethnic sensitivities. Afhandling præsenteret på The Internal and External Constraints on Foreign Policy in India - Exploring culture and ethnic sensitivities, Copenhagen, Danmark.
Schmidt, Johannes Dragsbæk. / The Internal and External Constraints on Foreign Policy in India - Exploring culture and ethnic sensitivities. Afhandling præsenteret på The Internal and External Constraints on Foreign Policy in India - Exploring culture and ethnic sensitivities, Copenhagen, Danmark.15 s.
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