TITLE

Democracy, Politics and India's Foreign Policy

AUTHOR(S)
Chitalkar, Poorvi; Malone, David M.
PUB. DATE
January 2011
SOURCE
Canadian Foreign Policy (CFP);2011, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p75
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article seeks to address the relationships between India's democracy (the form), politics (the practice) and its foreign policy. After tracing the historical antecedents of India's constitutional order that defines India's democracy and serves as a framework for its politics, the article examines the myriad ways in which India's domestic politics influences its foreign policy - influencing its foreign policy priorities, affecting its bilateral relationships with neighbours (including Afghanistan)and rendering foreign policy decision-making difficult at times on sensitive issues (for example, in its relations with China, the USA and Pakistan). It then explores the place of democracy in its foreign policy - for example, as a pull factor in its relationship with the United States, as a soft-power tool in foreign relations, and as an element in the geo-strategic equations of its region.
ACCESSION #
65206153

 

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