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Modi and the Reinvention of Indian Foreign Policy

By Ian Hall

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25 Sep 2019

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236 pages

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978-1529204629

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234 x 156 mm

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25 Sep 2019

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236 pages

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Narendra Modi’s energetic personal diplomacy and promise to make India a ‘leading power’ surprised many analysts. Most had predicted that his government would concentrate on domestic issues, on the growth and development demanded by Indian voters, and that he lacked necessary experience in international relations.

Instead, Modi’s first term saw a concerted attempt to reinvent Indian foreign policy by replacing inherited understandings of its place in the world with one drawn largely from Hindu nationalist ideology. Following Modi’s re-election in 2019, this book explores the drivers of this reinvention, arguing it arose from a combination of elite conviction and electoral calculation, and the impact it has had on India’s international relations.

‘’Hall offers a lucid account of Indian foreign policy since 2014 [and] acknowledges that Modi has brought his characteristic energy to promoting India as a major power but judges that the results have shown more continuity than change.’’ Foreign Affairs

‘’[I]nsightfully analyzes…Modi’s policies up to the time of his re-election in May 2019. Recommended.’’ M. H. Fisher, Choice.

‘’Mr Hall’s well-researched and highly readable book will stimulate debate on Modi’s foreign policy.’’ Business Standard

"This is essential reading. Ian Hall brilliantly links the domestic imperatives driving current Indian foreign policy to the challenges India faces in a rapidly changing world." Katharine Adeney, University of Nottingham

''[C]atalogues Modi’s foreign policy discourse and practice throughout his leadership, skilfully juxtaposing them with a concise historical overview of India’s longer-range foreign policy trajectory… It will earn a place on many reading lists…[and] opens a window on a now unavoidable research agenda.'' International Affairs

“This insightful book, in charting Modi’s endeavour to transform Indian foreign policy and politics in his own image, underlines the perennial dialectic between ideational and structural forces in international politics.” Rajesh Basrur, University of Oxford and Nanyang Technological University

Ian Hall is Professor in the School of Government and International Relations at Griffith University, Australia.

Introduction;

Nonalignment to Multialignment;

Hindu Nationalism and Foreign Policy;

Modi and Moditva;

World Guru India;

Prosperity and Connectivity;

National Power and Regional Security;

Conclusion.