Global Political Transitions

South Asia in Global Power Rivalry

Inside-out Appraisals from Bangladesh

Editors: Hussain, Imtiaz (Ed.)

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  • Considers if South Asia in a global power rivalry game
  • Introduces three concentric-circles as a framework to assess countries; “inner-most”, “mid-stream”, and “outer-most”
  • Goes beyond economics into social, political, or security dynamics, accordingly moving beyond state-centric interpretations to include non-governmental forces
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This edited volume examines global power-rivalry in and around South Asia through Bangladeshi lenses using imperfect and overlapping interest concentric-circles as a template. Dynamics from three transitions —the United States exiting the Cold War, China emerging as a global-level power, and India’s eastern interests squaring off with China’s Belt Road Initiative, BRI—help place China, India, and the United States (in alphabetical order) in Bangladesh’s “inner-most” circle, China, India, and the United States in a “mid-stream” circle, and the United States and Latin America, among other countries, in the “outer-most” circle, depending on the issue.
In an atmosphere of short-term gains over-riding long-term considerations, the desperate, widespread search for infrastructural funding inside South Asia enhances China’s value, raises local heat, releases new challenges, with costly default consequences looming, issue-specific analysis overtaking formal bilateral relations and a stubborn uncertainty riddling the Bangladeshi air as its policy preferences stubbornly show more certainty.



About the authors

Imtiaz Hussain is the Head of Global Studies & Governance, at Independent University, Bangladesh. Previously Professor of International Relations (Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, 1995-2013) and International Political Economy (Philadelphia University, 1990-94), his publications include: Transatlantic Transitions: Back to a Global Future? (2018), North American Regionalism and Global Spread (2015); Evaluating NAFTA: Theory and Practice (2013); Border Governance and the ‘Unruly’ South (2013), North America’s Soft Security Threat (2013), Afghanistan-Iraq and Post-conflict Governance (2010), The Impact of NAFTA on North America (2010), North American Homeland Security (2008); Running on Empty Across Central America (2006), and Globalization, Indigenous Groups, and Mexico’s Plan Puebla Plan (2006); and articles in Handbook of Global Security and Intelligence (2008), South Asian Survey (2008), Politics & Policy (2008), Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (2006),  Norteamérica (2006), among others. A recipient of over 12 international fellowships and 8 teaching awards, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1989.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
South Asia in Global Power Rivalry
Book Subtitle
Inside-out Appraisals from Bangladesh
Editors
  • Imtiaz Hussain
Series Title
Global Political Transitions
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd., part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-7240-7
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-7240-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-7239-1
Series ISSN
2522-8730
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 320
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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