Foreign Policy, Federalism and International Treaties
Edited by: G. Gopa Kumar
Significant changes are taking place across the world following the advent of globalization and the consequent decline of the nation-state. The conventional parameters of understanding domestic politics and international relations are becoming redundant. New forms of international treaties - relating to regional trade, culture, economy, human security, and national security - have become essential. The increasing role played by the civil society has changed the ground rules of foreign policy processes. The structure, quality, and dimensions of federalism in India are witnessing drastic changes. In this context, the nature and dynamics of federalism in the coming decades will be a pertinent issue for analysis. The concerns of the states in the Indian Union are also changing significantly. Their demand for a share in foreign policy dynamics raises new question in the study of federalism. The contributions in this book open up a discourse linking the emerging pattern of international relations to India's federal management.
Publication Date: 7/31/2011