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Modi s India by Christophe Jaffrelot

Title Modi s India
Author Christophe Jaffrelot
Publisher Princeton University Press
Release 2021-08-03
Category History
Total Pages 656
ISBN 0691223092
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A riveting account of how a popularly elected leader has steered the world's largest democracy toward authoritarianism and intolerance Over the past two decades, thanks to Narendra Modi, Hindu nationalism has been coupled with a form of national-populism that has ensured its success at the polls, first in Gujarat and then in India at large. Modi managed to seduce a substantial number of citizens by promising them development and polarizing the electorate along ethno-religious lines. Both facets of this national-populism found expression in a highly personalized political style as Modi related directly to the voters through all kinds of channels of communication in order to saturate the public space. Drawing on original interviews conducted across India, Christophe Jaffrelot shows how Modi's government has moved India toward a new form of democracy, an ethnic democracy that equates the majoritarian community with the nation and relegates Muslims and Christians to second-class citizens who are harassed by vigilante groups. He discusses how the promotion of Hindu nationalism has resulted in attacks against secularists, intellectuals, universities, and NGOs. Jaffrelot explains how the political system of India has acquired authoritarian features for other reasons, too. Eager to govern not only in New Delhi, but also in the states, the government has centralized power at the expense of federalism and undermined institutions that were part of the checks and balances, including India's Supreme Court. Modi's India is a sobering account of how a once-vibrant democracy can go wrong when a government backed by popular consent suppresses dissent while growing increasingly intolerant of ethnic and religious minorities.

Modi s India by Christophe Jaffrelot

Title Modi s India
Author Christophe Jaffrelot
Publisher Princeton University Press
Release 2021-08-03
Category History
Total Pages 656
ISBN 0691206805
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

"Although ethnic and sectarian tensions have always been a feature of modern Indian history, the country was founded and governed in its first decades by a nationalist political movement - associated with the Indian National Congress -- that stressed the non-sectarian nature of Indian citizenship. Hindu nationalism, a contrary political force, was born in the 1920s but didn't take off politically until the 1990s. It finally secured national power in 2014 when a populist leader, Narendra Modi -- a former governor of the province of Gujarat -- leveraged a reputation for successful economic reform and popular resentment toward the country's Muslim minority to lead his Hindu nationalist party, the BJP, to national victory. In this book, Christophe Jaffrelot recounts how the Hindu nationalist movement under the leadership of Modi's BJP has deeply transformed the country. Jaffrelot's main argument is that the reign of Modi and his BJP has ushered India into a new type of regime - what he calls ethnic democracy. Modi's rule relies undeniably on popular consent. (In last month's Indian federal elections, Modi consolidated his 2014 win with a decisive electoral victory.) But under the BJP India has largely jettisoned the country's previous commitment to the preservation of the rights of religious and ethnic minorities. This book is based both on the author's long years of research in India and on recent extensive interviews conducted across the country with civil servants, government supporters, opponents of the BJP, and members of religious minorities. Because of the tense atmosphere of intimidation throughout the country, many of Jaffrelot's interlocuters refused to speak on the record; he has given them pseudonyms in this book. The book recounts how proponents of secularism and pluralism, including academics and NGO workers, have been brought to heel; how Christians and Muslims have been increasingly marginalized in national and regional elections; and how the Hindu nationalist government has fostered the development of a shadow "cultural police force" -- with formal and informal ties to the state -- that censors public speech and intimidates political opponents. The book begins with an overview political history of modern India, explaining how the modern Indian state arose out of the heritage of British colonialism and then out of the Indian Congress-led national liberation movement. The bulk of the book takes up the rise and the rule of Hindu nationalism - Hindutva - and that of the strongman Modi, whose canny brand of populism has proven to be a game changer"--

Modi s Foreign Policy by Reeta Chowdhari Tremblay

Title Modi s Foreign Policy
Author Reeta Chowdhari Tremblay
Publisher SAGE Publishing India
Release 2017-08-28
Category History
Total Pages 272
ISBN 938644660X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A discourse on the goals set by Prime Minister Modi to guide India’s foreign policy In India, foreign policymaking has been based in the Prime Minister’s Office because of the institutionalization of the foreign policy structure since Independence. This book highlights that in the past three decades, due to the constraints of coalition politics, there has been little insight into India’s foreign policy. The ruling government effectively reverted the locus of authority to the new prime minister and his team, thereby not just avoiding a wider contestation between competing paradigms but instituting a paradigm shift—a shift which is a response to previous policy anomalies and failures, and creating newly articulated goals in a short time. Breaking with the past, Modi’s Foreign Policy aims to create a symbiotic relationship between the domestic goals of India and its foreign policy agendas.

India The Modi Factor by Ugo Tramballi

Title India The Modi Factor
Author Ugo Tramballi
Publisher Ledizioni
Release 2018-03-06
Category Political Science
Total Pages 140
ISBN 8867057081
Language English, Spanish, and French
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When Narendra Modi was elected Prime Minister of India in 2014, he promised to push through key reforms and bring about the massive economic development needed for the “world’s largest democracy” to win its place among global superpowers. With over 1.3 billion citizens, India is soon to become the world’s most populous country, and more than one quarter of the people joining global workforce during the next decade will be Indian. The poorest of the world’s 20 largest economies, India’s potential for catch-up growth is enormous. And so are the limits and contradictions India must overcome for Modi’s vision to gain momentum. What has his government achieved so far? How likely is Modi’s “Minimum government, maximum governance” strategy to deliver the expected outcomes? Is India, often described as a “reluctant superpower”, now closer to becoming a regional leader? In a crucial year for local elections, and with the Prime Minister ready to run for a second term in 2019, this volume investigates the economic, political and diplomatic trajectories of Modi’s India in its quest for a global role.

Title India in the Era of China s Belt and Road Initiative
Author Anil Sigdel
Publisher Lexington Books
Release 2020-10-19
Category Political Science
Total Pages 234
ISBN 179360164X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Anil Sigdel dives into some of the most interesting trends in international relations, such as the rising influence of China and the instruments it uses to advance its interests worldwide, chiefly among them the Belt and Road Initiative(BRI) and the interplay between China and India, and what means New Delhi employs to come after China in the wider world. To this end, Sigdel takes both a geographic view by analyzing China’s and India’s relations with key regions – South East to Central Asia, Indian Ocean Region and Africa - and a functional view scrutinizing issues of relevance to the main topic – from cultural ties to infrastructure investment and maritime security. In his incisive analysis, Sigdel provides rich details on how India’s partnership is shaping with the major stakeholders in the Indo-Pacific region such US, Japan and France, and how India is balancing these partnerships vis-à-vis the one with Russia. The conclusions point to interesting prospects for the future – China challenge has, in a way, helped India further advance its own ambition of becoming a separate pole or leading power, therefore, India is likely to pursue that status by aligning issue-wise with all the powers.

Modi s Vision 2030 by Dr. Virendra Singh Baghel

Title Modi s Vision 2030
Author Dr. Virendra Singh Baghel
Publisher The Readers Paradise
Release
Category Political Science
Total Pages 290
ISBN 8194288983
Language English, Spanish, and French
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India started its economic reforms in 1991 and has seen huge incremental benefits – greater openness, higher growth and substantial poverty reduction. India is now the world's sixth largest economy and has seen major transformation in many parts of the economy and the country. But with new opportunities have come new challenges which are now being tackled. Seminal reforms such as GST and IBC are transforming the economic landscape of the country. India's infrastructure deficit is being addressed at a faster pace and the ease of doing business is being tackled on a war footing with India's global rankings showing huge improvements. But yet more needs to be done as the aspirations of India's young population are huge. India is also in the midst of a huge demographic transformation which if taken advantage of can propel India to even higher levels of growth. The benefits of India's demographic dividend and a huge domestic market puts it in an advantageous position to become a $9 - 10 trillion economy by 2030. However, our economic growth is contingent on improving competitiveness, attracting more investment, creating enough employment opportunities to absorb the growing population and overcoming the challenges of exclusion and inequitable access due to multiple deprivations of class, caste and gender — all of which require disruptive approaches to find solutions. Unfortunately, there is no single silver bullet, no one action that will fix all the problems that we face currently. Rather, we need to act on several fronts. The Modi’s Vision 2030” was initiated with a view to chart out an agenda of reforms and programmes in 10 inter-connected areas that will help drive India to its goals of shared prosperity by 2030 and a more competitive economy rising to become the third largest in the world. This report, encompassing ten underpinning chapters, identifies the challenges of tomorrow, points to key choices ahead, and recommends not just “what” needs to be reformed, but “how” to undertake the reforms. Policy consistency and coordination is essential if we are to achieve inclusive growth and significantly reduce unemployment. Productivity and investment-led transformation can inject new dynamism into the economy and ensure future growth, employment, and prosperity. This would enable the economy to gain the momentum it needs to become the global economic centre and become a magnet for investments. In the last 91 years, FICCI has played an active role in the progress and development of the Indian economy, representing not just the voice of industry but also being an active partner in the development agenda of the government. By 2030, India should transcend a new era of transformation and FICCI will continue to contribute to the building of a “New India”. We are confident that you will find this report insightful and engaging and look forward to your feedback and suggestions.

Title Modi and the Reinvention of Indian Foreign Policy
Author Hall, Ian
Publisher Bristol University Press
Release 2019-09-25
Category Political Science
Total Pages 224
ISBN 1529204623
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Narendra Modi’s energetic personal diplomacy and promise to make India a ‘leading power’, made soon after his landslide election victory in May 2014, 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 time in office 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. This book explores the drivers of this reinvention, arguing it arose from a combination of elite conviction and electoral calculation, and the impact it had on India’s international relations under Modi.

India s Maritime Strategy by Shishir Upadhyaya

Title India s Maritime Strategy
Author Shishir Upadhyaya
Publisher Routledge
Release 2019-09-10
Category Social Science
Total Pages 256
ISBN 0429673752
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The first book by a former Indian naval intelligence officer on Sino-India relations, India’s Maritime Strategy provides a unique insight into the Indian Navy, tracing its post-independence growth and discussing its transformation and future in the 21st century. In the context of the rise of China’s maritime power in the Indian Ocean, this book provides a nuanced view of the extent and scope of India’s maritime reach and the effect of this on Sino-Indian competition. Challenging the view that by developing a favourable environment alone, India could seek to maintain its balance of power with China, it is argued that despite durable bilateral security ties with most regional states, India’s maritime aspirations to be the primary net security provider for the region are unsustainable in the long term. This book presents a comprehensive coverage of India’s bilateral maritime security engagements with all the Indian Ocean regional states, as well as the US, France, UK and Russia. As such, it will be useful to students and scholars of Indian and South Asian politics, international relations and maritime security.

Title Environmental Tracking for Public Health Surveillance
Author Stanley A. Morain
Publisher CRC Press
Release 2012-09-25
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 480
ISBN 0203093275
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Satellite imagery and data are widely used in public health surveillance to provide early warning of disease outbreaks and for averting pandemics. Convergence of these technologies began in the 1970s and has gained wide acceptance in the 21st Century. Environmental Tracking for Public Health Surveillance focuses on the expanding use of satellite sensor imagery and long-term spectral measurements for assessing and modelling Earth’s environments in context of public health surveillance. It addresses vector-borne, air-borne, water-borne, and zoonotic diseases, and explores analytical methods for forecasting environmental conditions and their potential for consequent disease outbreaks. Infectious and contagious diseases are of particular interest in this volume because once parasite-vector-human host pathways are triggered by favourable biological circumstances, pandemic diseases can spread to global scale in a matter of hours. The chapters advance readers through three sets of material. Part I reviews the 1970-2012 history of satellite Earth-science surveillance technology that led to linking natural environments to human diseases, and more generally to public health applications. Part II describes specific infectious and contagious diseases and the threat of emerging and re-emerging diseases. Part III explores the kinds of satellite data, modelling, and electronic information systems being developed to expedite health intercessions and responses at local to regional and global scales of reference. Equally important are the extensive reference sections for chapters in Parts II and III. For readers interested in tracking the development of Earth-science technology, these constitute a thorough entrée to both the health and environmental literature. The chapters are written jointly by experts in both the health and Earth-science technologies. Each chapter is accompanied by an extensive list of citations to provide background and validation of the current state-of-the-art for a variety of high-interest human diseases and associated health and well-being issues. The importance of day-to-day weather patterns, the impacts of severe weather events and longer-term climate cycles form the basis for developing information systems that meet goals and expectations of national and international health monitoring bodies. Environmental Tracking for Public Health Surveillance provides a state-of-the-art overview on how environmental tracking data from satellite, airborne, and ground-based sensors are being integrated into appropriate geophysical and spatial information system models to enhance public health surveillance and decision-making from local to global levels, and is intended primarily for a cross-disciplinary professional audience consisting of public health decision-makers, spatial data analysts, modelers, Earth observation specialists, and medical researchers.

India and China in Asia by Jagannath P. Panda

Title India and China in Asia
Author Jagannath P. Panda
Publisher Routledge
Release 2019-04-08
Category Social Science
Total Pages 256
ISBN 0429755163
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book analyses the structure of the India–China relationship and the two prominent powers’ positions with and against each other, bilaterally and globally, in a complex Asian environment and beyond. India and China’s perceptions of one another are evaluated to reveal how the order of Asia is influenced by engaging in different power equations that affect equilibrium and disequilibrium. Contributors address three critical perspectives of India and China in Asia which are increasingly shaping the future of Asia and impacting the Indo-Pacific power balance. First, they examine the mutual perceptions of India and China as an integral part of Asia’s evolving politics and the impact of this on the emerging Asian order and disorder. Second, they assess how classical and contemporary characteristics of the India–China boundary and beyond-border disputes or conflicts are shaping Asia’s political trajectory and leaving an impact on the Indo-Pacific region. Additionally, contributors observe the prevailing power equations in which India and China are currently engaged to reveal that they are not only geographically limited to the Asian region. Instead, having a strong global or intercontinental character attached to it, the India–China relationship involves extra-territorial powers and extra-territorial regions. This book will be of interest to academics, students and policymakers working on Asian studies, international relations, area studies, emerging powers studies, strategic studies, security studies and conflict studies.