Edited Volumes

Edited Volumes

  • [oc2Political Institutions and Conflict: Essays from Bangladesh and India
    Ahmed, I., Chandran, D. S., & Khan S. E., (Eds.). (2015). Political Institutions and Conflict: Essays from Bangladesh and India. New Delhi: Manohar & Distributors. This book attempts to enhance the reader’s understanding of political institutions and their roles in Bangladesh and India. It consists of nine chapters, each discussing the interplay and links between political institutions and issues of governance, institution building, and security as they strive to become coherent. The volume seeks to address three critical questions: the tangible roles the political institutions have played in strengthening the conflict prevention frameworks at all levels; reasons for political leadership not sufficiently addressing intra-party reform agendas; and the possible future roles of political institutions may play in conflict prevention and in democratizing society. ISBN 978- 93- 5098– 111- 5      […]
  • _913163816_AIIBookProject6Demography in South Asia: Implications for regional and global political narratives
    Joseph, M. (Ed.). (2014). Demography in South Asia: Implications for regional and global political narratives. New Delhi: Manohar & Distributors. Population growth patterns and sizes remain significant factors that affect economic and political opportunities. In the case of South Asia, there will be implications on both population rise as well as migration. This particular volume analyses the demographic changes in terms of the increase in the population as well as migration of people, latter having implications for countries such as Australia, Canada, the US and those in Europe. The first eight chapters focus on the eight South Asian countries, while the next four chapters look at the issue from the perspective of the destination countries, Australia, Canada, the US and the European Union. ISBN 978- 93- 5098- 041- 5 […]
  • _428812024_AIIBookProject5India’s Economic Growth: Opportunities and Challenges for the Region
    Joseph, M., & Jacob, H. (Eds.). (2014). India's Economic Growth: Opportunities and Challenges for the Region. New Delhi: Manohar & Distributors. Since adopting liberal economic policies, India has become one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Despite the fact India has been reaching out to various regions such as Southeast Asia and Middle East for expansion and strengthening its linkages, its relations with its immediate South Asian neighbors remain problematic. This volume comprises eight chapters, each representing the views from a South Asian country on the opportunities and challenges that India’s economic growth has for the country and the region itself. Each country chapter focuses on four questions pertaining to bilateral relations between the country concerned and India; balancing its relations between India and China; support and opportunities for regional cooperation in South Asia; and local factors that influence its foreign policy in this regard. ISBN: […]
  • _1699760054_AIIBookProject4Does India think strategically?: Institutions, Strategic Culture and Security Policies
    Jacob, H. (Ed.). (2014). Does India Think Strategically?: Institutions, Strategic Culture and Security Policies. New Delhi: Manohar & Distributors. This book addresses two major questions: Whether India has a strategic culture which informs the country’s foreign, defense and security thinking and whether India’s foreign policy and security policies are based on a coherent strategic thinking. In other words, it explores India’s strategic culture, which shapes the country’s strategic thought. From theories of grand strategy to critical constructivist interpretations, a whole range of approaches to this question are included. ISBN:978-93-5098-039-2 […]
  • _1699760054_AIIBookProject4India and the Contemporary International System: Theory, Policy and Structure
    Mattoo, A., & Jacob, H. (Eds.). (2014). India and the contemporary international system: Theory, policy and structure. New Delhi: Manohar & Distributors. There is a dearth of comprehensive works on India’s Foreign Policy outlook in the post-cold war era. Thus, this book aims to fill this gap in the discipline of international politics. The focus of the book is not so much about what has changed for India, but how India has adapted or responded to the changes around it. The volume aims to produce important theoretical insights on Indian foreign policy and it also analyses the various aspects and implications of India’s desire for greater global influence. ISBN 978-93-5098-038-5 […]
  • _481488588_AIIBookProject2India-Australia Relations in the Asian Century: Perspectives from India and Australia
    Mattoo, A., & Roy, S. (Eds.). (2014). India-Australia Relations in the Asian Century: Perspectives from India and Australia. New Delhi: Manohar & Distributors. As key strategic players and mid-level powers, Australia and India remain two important countries in the Asia Pacific region. In fact, for both countries, the Asia Pacific region remains of vital strategic importance, especially in terms of their relationships with the US and China. Basically, this book examines Indo-Australian relations and strategic importance Asia-Pacific and their concerns over the issue of nuclear proliferation. It also covers other aspects of the bilateral relationship such as economic relationships and cooperation in the sphere of higher education. ISBN:978-93-5098-037-8 […]
  • _1158690160_AIIBookProject1Rise of China and India: Implications for the Asia Pacific
    Mattoo, A., & Joseph, M. (Eds.). (2014). Rise of China and India: Implications for the Asia Pacific. New Delhi: Manohar & Distributors. The rapid economic growth of China and India carries significant political implications for the Asia-Pacific region and the international order, as these countries could alter the current balance of power. This book seeks to analyse the impact that the rise of China and India has had on the countries of Asia Pacific. Nine chapters provide perspectives from Japan, Singapore, Myanmar, Indonesia, Vietnam, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Three chapters focus on the perspectives of the US, the European Union, and Australia. Meanwhile, two chapters focus on China’s and India’s perspectives on the new challenges and responsibilities they face. ISBN: 978-93-5098-036-1 […]
  • _387709640_image (1)Ending the Displacement Cycle: Finding Durable Solutions through Return and Resettlement
    Withana, N. (Ed.). (2011). Ending the Displacement Cycle: Finding Durable Solutions through Return and Resettlement. Colombo: Regional Centre for Strategic Studies. This publication is the result of a workshop that was organized by the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS) in January 2011 with the support of the Consortium of non-Traditional Security Studies in Asia (NTS-Asia). The publication focuses on conflict-induced, disaster-induced and development-induced displacements in South Asia. This also includes several case studies from Southeast Asia, as the countries share many similarities with countries in South Asia. ISBN 978-955-8051-47-4 […]
  • Understanding Terrorism in South Asia: Beyond Statist Discourses
    Ahmed, I. (Ed.). (2006). Understanding Terrorism in South Asia: Beyond Statist Discourses. New Delhi: Manohar & Distributors. While analyzing terrorism which is now an over defined concept with the state, intellectuals, dissenters and anti- state activists constantly battling out its meaning, the authors of this volume attempt to highlight a number of issue areas related to terrorism in South Asia which include weapons technology and the reconceptualization of terrorism, the state and the limits of counter terrorism and terrorism and subalternity. ISBN: 81- 7304- 659- X […]
  • _1167967264_bb10Responding to Terrorism in South Asia
    Edited by S.D.Muni Manohar Publishers &Distributors-2006 While analyzing terrorism which is now an over defined concept with the state, intellectuals, dissenters and anti- state activists constantly battling out its meaning, the authors of this volume attempt to highlight a number of issue areas related to terrorism in South Asia which include weapons technology and the re-conceptualization of terrorism, the state and the limits of counter terrorism and terrorism and subalternity. […]
  • _1833962132_ForeignPolicyDocuments on Sri Lanka’s Foreign Policy 1947- 1965
    Jayawardane, A. (Ed.). (2004). Documents on Sri Lanka's foreign policy, 1947-1965. Colombo: Regional Centre for Strategic Studies. Despite the fact Sri Lanka’s role in international affairs has been remarkably active since the early days of independence, students who wish to study the country’s foreign policy, particularly its early period find it extremely difficult to locate the necessary source materials as they are widely scattered. This is an attempt to put together the relevant source material under one cover for the benefit of students and practitioners of diplomacy. The documents included in this volume cover a period of nineteen years:1947-1965. These documents provide shall provide those interested in understanding Sri Lanka’s foreign policy with an invaluable source. ISBN: 955- 8051- 32- 2   […]
  • Defence, Technology, and Cooperative Security in South Asia: Report on the Proceedings of the Tenth Summer Workshop
    Defence, Technology, and Cooperative Security in South Asia: Report on the Proceedings of the Tenth Summer Workshop. (2004). Colombo: Regional Centre for Strategic Studies. The summer Workshop is designed as a forum for young professionals in South Asia to collectively examine and understand the major security issues in the region. As analysts, commentators and opinion shapers in the region, it encourages them to introduce fresh ideas, perspectives and initiatives to the security debate in the region. During the Tenth Summer Workshop, individuals who attended looked into a wide array of security related matters which include, Nuclearization in the shadow of 9/11 and the future of South Asia, problems with Nuclear Early Warning Systems in South Asia, Disarmament and crisis management is South Asia. ISBN: 955- 8051- 30- 6 […]
  • Documents on Sri Lanka’s foreign policy, 1947-1965
    Jayawardane, A. (Ed.). (2004). Documents on Sri Lanka’s foreign policy, 1947-1965. Colombo: Regional Centre for Strategic Studies. Despite the fact Sri Lanka’s role in international affairs has been remarkably active since the early days of independence, students who wish to study the country’s foreign policy, particularly its early period find it extremely difficult to locate the necessary source materials as they are widely scattered. This is an attempt to put together the relevant source material under one cover for the benefit of students and practitioners of diplomacy. The documents included in this volume cover a period of nineteen years:1947-1965. These documents provide shall provide those interested in understanding Sri Lanka’s foreign policy with an invaluable source. ISBN: 955- 8051- 32- 2 […]
  • South Asia and the War on Terrorism: Analysing the Implications of 11 September
    Banerjee, D., & Kueck, G. W. (Eds.). (2003). South Asia and the War on Terrorism: Analysing the Implications of 11 September. New Delhi: India Research Press. The terrorist attacks on the US on 9/11, has affected and will continue to affect profoundly the world and its impact on South Asia has been and will continue to be very high for a long period of time. This book attempts to understand and evaluate the national perspectives of developments of post 9/11 attack, regional implications of the 9/11 attack, the future of nuclear and conventional CBMs, developing a cooperative security framework in South Asia and United States security policy toward South Asia after 9/11 ISBN: 81- 88353- 02- 7 […]
  • Environment, Development, and Human Security: Perspectives from South Asia
    Najam, A. (Ed.). (2003). Environment, Development, and Human Security: Perspectives from South Asia. Lanham, MD: University Press of America. Environment, Development and Human Security have been major concerns for the entire world and South Asia is no exception. Today, the term ‘security’ has expanded beyond issues of geo-polity, international power balance, military strategy and statecraft. Instead at present, non-traditional security issues make a great impact on the global arena. In this context, greater attention is paid to the connection between environment and security. This collection seeks to study how the link between environment and security manifests itself in South Asian context as well as how this manifestation fits into, or negates, the thrust of the existing literature. ISBN 0- 7618- 2571- 1 […]
  • Terrorism in South Asia: Impact on Development and Democratic Process
    Khatri, S. K., & Kueck, G. W. (Eds.). (2003). Terrorism in South Asia: Impact on Development and Democratic Process. Delhi: Shipra Publications. In South Asia, there is a consensus that terrorism has a negative impact on economic development, but the assessment differs significantly depending on the experience of individual countries. Basically, the papers included in this volume shall cover topic areas such as economic and political costs of terrorism, impact of terrorism on democratic development, political consequences of terrorism on interstate relations and combatting terrorism through cooperation. ISBN: 81- 7541- 149- X […]
  • South Asia and the War on Terrorism: Analysing the Implications of 11 September
    Edited by Dipankar Banerjee, and Gert W Kueck India Research Press-2003 The terrorist attacks on the US on 9/11, has affected and will continue to affect profoundly the world and its impact on South Asia has been and will continue to be very high for a long period of time. This book attempts to understand and evaluate the national perspectives of developments of post 9/11 attack, regional implications of the 9/11 attack, the future of nuclear and conventional CBMs, developing a cooperative security framework in South Asia  and United States security policy toward South Asia after 9/11.   […]
  • SAARC in the Twenty-First Century: Towards a Cooperative Future
    Banerjee, D. (Ed.). (2002). SAARC in the Twenty-First Century: Towards a Cooperative Future. New Delhi: India Research Press. As SAARC is the only regional organization for South Asia and if regional cooperation is the key to future progress and prosperity, it is imperative that this institution be strengthened. This book addresses issues related to developing economic cooperation, social sector cooperation and strengthening SAARC’ institutional structure. While answering many of the issues related to SAARC, it also raises the questions that need to be asked. ISBN: 81- 87943- 34 -3 […]
  • South Asian Security, Futures: A Dialogue of Directors of Regional Strategic Studies Institutes
    Banerjee, D. (Ed.). (2002). South Asian security, futures: A dialogue of directors regional strategic studies institutes. Colombo: Regional Centre for Strategic Studies. This publication is a result of ‘The Conference of the Directors of Strategic Studies in South Asia( CDSSI-SA) convened by the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies, Colombo, in order to chart a new course, through addressing seriously and constructively methods to develop effective and meaningful regional cooperation. ISBN: 955- 8051- 25X […]
  • Shaping the future: A South Asian civil society dialogue
    Banerjee, D. (Ed.). (2002). Shaping the future: A South Asian civil society dialogue. Colombo: Regional Centre for Strategic Studies. “Shaping the Future-A South Asian Civil Society Dialogue” is a result of a project which was conceived in an attempt to bring together the various strands of the Centre’s activities within the ambit of one project. The idea of the workshop was to bring together a broad spectrum of a young generation of civil society members to collectively address some of the main issues areas affecting the region of South Asia. Some of these issues areas include, Conflict Resolution, Good Governance, and Economic Cooperation. ISBN:955- 8051- 30- 6 […]
  • The Simla Agreement 1972: Its Wasted Promise
    Chari, P. R., & Cheema, P. I. (2001). The Simla Agreement 1972: Its wasted promise. New Delhi: Manohar & Distributors. The Simla Agreement of 1972 was a historic event by any stand. It was agreed mutually by India and Pakistan ended a rather unfortunate war, returned over ninety thousand prisoners in Indian custody to Pakistan and heralded the longest period of peace between the two countries. The authors have recreated the events and processes that led to the Agreement and the various nuances of each development. The main objective of the book is to understand the complex issues involved at the conference and capturing in their unique ways ‘the spirit of Simla, from both sides of the border. This book would also provide a valuable backdrop to future developments in South Asia. ISBN:81- 7304- 405- 8   […]
  • Globalization and Non-Traditional Security in South Asia
    Khan, A. R. (Ed.). (2001). Globalization and Non-Traditional Security in South Asia. Dhaka: Academic Press and Publisher for Regional Centre for Strategic Studies, Colombo. This particular volume is the outcome of a preliminary exercise linking two very tangible phenomena of our contemporary existence: Globalization and non-traditional security, in the context of South Asia. Globalization affects countries and societies differentially depending on a wide array of factors including stages of development, motivations of state and sub state actors. So, how has South Asia been affected by globalization? Which are the sectors and social groups in South Asian countries on which globalization is impacting? What has been the impact of globalization on growth, equity and poverty in the South Asian countries? These questions transform the globalization discourse into the domain of what we call non-traditional security. Thus, this volume attempts to answer the above mentioned questions and […]
  • _1681896318_b6Security and Governance in South Asia
    Chari, P. R. (Ed.). (2001). Security and Governance in South Asia. New Delhi: Manohar & Distributors. The security has an extended meaning beyond its obvious military connotations is increasingly being understood in South Asia.; there is a better appreciation now of its non-military and human dimensions. Hence, the state needs to cater for its own security and, simultaneously, the security of its individuals which has acquired equal, if not greater significance with the passing years. Hence, the imperative necessity arises to provide for good governance to achieve the ends of both state and individual security. The theoretical problem discussed in this book is discovering the nexus between security and governance in South Asia. ISBN: 81-7304-438-4 […]
  • _32303138_b5Security in the New Millennium: Views from South Asia
    Basrur, R. M. (Ed.). (2001). Security in the New Millennium: Views from South Asia. New Delhi: India Research Press. In the new millennium, there is a growing realization that the concept of security can no longer be confined to the narrow landscape of the military-strategic concerns of the state. The focus is increasingly shifting to ‘human security’, which centers on ordinary people and their security needs. In South Asia, the expanded people-Centric conception of security is gradually finding a voice. This volume draws attention to the diverse facets of security from the standpoint of the average South Asian man, woman and child. It explores vital security issues relating to economic well-being, ethnic identity, religion, gender and political legitimacy. ISBN 81- 87943- 15- 7 […]
  • Security studies in South Asia: Change and challenges
    Banerjee, D. (Ed.). (2000). Security Studies in South Asia: Change and Challenges. New Delhi: Manohar & Distributors. What in today’s world constitutes national security? What is it that is most important for a nation to protect and for which it needs to evolve strategies? Are state borders and frontiers the most crucial and therefore ought to be defended against all forms of external aggression and influence and at all costs? Or, are there other issues or core values, or matters that directly affect the interests of the citizens and concern their personal security in a more immediate manner, the protection of which can often brook or delay? There are no clear answers to these questions yet or perhaps even in the near future. However, in the coming decades, these issues will emerge as major questions facing South Asia. This book is a small step in developing a better understanding of the issues. ISBN: 81- 7304- 363- 9 […]
  • People-to-people contact in South Asia
    Behera, N. C., Gunawardena, V., Kardar, S., & Mahmood, R. A. (2000). People-to-people contact in South Asia. New Delhi: Manohar & Distributors. Despite the fact it says ‘Good fences make good neighbors’, the trouble in South Asia is that these fences are overly strong, yet they do not help good neighbourliness. Basically, the book analyses the scope and constraints of people-to-people contact in South Asia. The book also includes two case studies (Sri Lanka and Bangladesh) with regard to problems and prospects that each country faces in the context of people-to-people contact in South Asia. ISBN: 81- 7304- 350- 7 […]
  • Ethnicity and Constitutional Reform in South Asia
    Iftekharuzzaman (Ed.). (1998). Ethnicity and Constitutional Reform in South Asia. New Delhi: Manohar. Ethnic issues are at the roots of many of the vexing problems and conflicts between and within nations today. In many cases ethnicity political assertion transforms into secessionist movement defying political and constitutional response. The upsurge of ethno-political strife that often has cross-border implications is also a major source of threat to national, regional international security. This whole issue highlights the importance of constitutional reform in preventing and resolving ethnic conflict. The linkage between ethnicity and constitutional reform is of ceaseless academic and policy interest, particularly in the context of South Asia where very few other factors are more dominant in national and regional spheres. This book probes into the problem of ethnicity in South Asia and examines if and to what extent constitutional reform is a way out. ISBN: 81- 7304 -207- 1 […]
  • Regional Economic Trends and South Asian Security
    Iftekharuzzaman (Ed.). (1997). Regional Economic Trends and South Asian Security. New Delhi: Manohar. The end of the Cold war has induced fresh thinking on approaches to security. The focus is on non-conventional aspects, particularly economic strength, interest and interdependence of nations. As distinct from the notion of security mainly focused on military power, the idea is to consider a more expanded agenda. The book examines the scope and policy implications of such rethinking in South Asia. The volume focuses on the political and economic trends in the region at a time of sweeping transformations in global politics, economic and security and the linkage of “regional economic trends” with South Asian security. ISBN: 81- 7304- 205- 5 […]
  • WATER, POWER AND PEOPLE: A South Asian Manifesto on the Politics and Knowledge of Water
    Ahmed, I., Dixit, A., & Nandy, A. (1997). Water, Power and People: A South Asian Manifesto on the Politics and Knowledge of Water. Colombo: Regional Centre for Strategic Studies. The last fifty years of water management in South Asia has been the story of an unfolding disaster. Throughout the region, the water and energy requirements of cities and villages have confronted decline in the quality and quantity of water. This particular book, which is based on present scientific and social knowledge focuses on the main reason for the failure of South Asia’s construction-led water development to address the basic sources of the suffering of the people and ways and means which can be used to ensure effective and sustainable approach to water management and water development. Full text here […]
  • Diplomacy and Domestic Politics in South Asia
    Ghoshal, B. (Ed.). (1996). Diplomacy and Domestic Politics in South Asia. Delhi: Konark. The book examines the interaction between issues of internal politics and the external relations of states of the South Asian region. Contributors in their papers survey the manner in which the issues of foreign policy and foreign policy interactions impinge on domestic politics and domestic policy processes. The book also discusses interpenetrated quality of international relations and domestic politics. ISBN:81- 220- 0452- 0 […]
  • Nuclear Non-Proliferation in India and Pakistan: South Asian Perspectives
    Chari, P. R., Cheema, P. I., & I. (Eds.). (1996). Nuclear Non-Proliferation in India and Pakistan: South Asian Perspectives. New Delhi: Manohar. Issues related to nuclear non-proliferation in South Asia arising from the nuclear programs and ambitions of India and Pakistan have long been the subject of emotive policy debate and intense scholarly research. Both Islamabad and New Delhi acknowledge that they have the capability to build nuclear weapons and the need to retain the ‘nuclear option’; at the same time, they also deny actually done so. The complexities arising out of such ambiguities are compounded by the fact that neither India nor Pakistan have signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Apart from the contributions made by some of the leading experts in both India and Pakistan on this subject, it also contains contributions on this issue by scholars from Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. ISBN: 81- 7304- 153- 9 […]
  • Refugees and Regional Security in South Asia
    Muni, S. D., & Baral, L. R. (Eds.). (1996). Refugees and Regional Security in South Asia. Delhi, India: Konark. Regional relations in South Asia have always been affected by the movements of people across territorial boundaries of the states. Rapidly growing dimensions of refugee flows during the past decades have seriously affected security and stability of both the refugee generating as well as receiving states. This is one of the first studies of how refugee flows have vitiated security environment in South Asia at the national, bilateral and regional levels. The security implications of refugee flows have been studied in the cases of Afghan refugees in Pakistan, Tibetan refugees, Sri Lankan and Bangladeshi (Chakmas) refugees in India and Bhutanese refugees in Nepal. ISBN: 81-220-0420-2 […]