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Pragmatism in Indian foreign policy: how ideas constrain Modi

Abstract:

In the post-Cold War era, a number of scholars have observed and encouraged greater ‘pragmatism’ in India's foreign policy. A ‘pragmatic’ foreign policy has been understood as one that rejects India's earlier reliance on Nehruvian ‘idealism’ or ‘moral posturing’, and instead pursues power and material interests. In the wake of his election to power, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, too, has been celebrated by scholars and the media as a pragmatic leader who will be able to dispense with earlier ...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1093/ia/iiw001

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, SIAS
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
International Affairs Journal website
Volume:
93
Issue:
1
Pages:
27–49
Publication date:
2017
Acceptance date:
2016-07-18
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EISSN:
1468-2346
ISSN:
0020-5850
URN:
uuid:6f88824a-b06c-4489-8233-bdc3da956ebf
Source identifiers:
634516
Local pid:
pubs:634516

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