Changing US Foreign Policy toward India

US-India Relations since the Cold War

Authors: van de Wetering, Carina

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  • Marks one of the first studies to analyze US-India relations based on critical constructivist theory and offers a detailed narrative of the post-Cold War period
  • Provides new insights into US foreign policy towards India, an increasingly prominent yet still understudied field of inquiry
  • Presents a comprehensible analysis of how the policy discourse in India enables and constraints US foreign policymakers and may be used to improve US-India relations
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This book uncovers how US-India relations have changed and intensified during the administrations of Bill Clinton, George Bush Jr., and Barack Obama. Throughout the Cold War, US-India relations were often distant and volatile as India mostly received attention at times of grave international crises, but from the late 1990s onwards, the US showed a more sustained interest in India. How was this shift possible? While previous scholarship has focused on the civilian nuclear deal as a turning point, this book presents an alternative account for this change by analyzing how India’s identity has been constructed in different terms after the Cold War. It examines the underlying discourse and explains how this enables or constrains US foreign policymakers when they establish security policies with India and improve US-India relations.

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Carina van de Wetering is a Lecturer in International Studies at Leiden University, The Hague, in the Netherlands.

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“The relationship between India and the United States is an ongoing puzzle: potentially one of the most important in the world, yet never quite realizing that potential. Carina van de Wetering has taken on the puzzle with sophistication and depth and found some important answers. Adopting a critical constructivist standpoint and asking how specific relations between India and the US have become possible in particular moments, Wetering’s discovery of four primary discourses that shape Indo-American relations will influence scholarship on the subject for years to come.  This is an impressive book that is a must read for anyone who wants to study the puzzling relationship between the world’s largest and oldest democracies.” (Jarrod Hayes, Associate Professor of International Relations, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)

“Changing US Foreign Policy toward India takes a refreshing and unconventional approach to understanding US-India relations. After the Cold War, India achieved a much higher profile among US policy makers. The author provides a critical constructivist analysis of this changing profile.  The book offers a detailed assessment of how India has been understood and characterised by US policy makers. This volume is a timely and important contribution to the scholarship on US-India relations.” (Andrew Wyatt, Senior Lecturer, University of Bristol, UK)

“Writing from a critical constructivist viewpoint, Carina van de Wetering offers an original and highly stimulating account of US-India relations in the post-Cold War order. This is a highly intelligent and compelling discussion of a vital, yet sometimes strangely neglected, topic in contemporary International Relations.” (John Dumbrell, Professor of Government (retired), Durham University, UK)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Changing US Foreign Policy toward India
Book Subtitle
US-India Relations since the Cold War
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-54862-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-54862-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-54861-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 243
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