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Decision-making in Foreign Policy and India–China Bilateral Relations

Decision-making in Foreign Policy and India–China Bilateral Relations

  • Raviprasad Narayanan - Associate Professor at the Center for East Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

January 2022 | 254 pages | SAGE India
Categorizing the centrality of foreign policy decision-making as being intrinsic to external relations, China and India are evolving new methodologies enriching the making of foreign policy. In comparison to works on China’s foreign policy decision-making, India has not been studied much. Decision-making in Foreign Policy and India-China Bilateral Relations explains theoretical frameworks influencing decision makers with examples of the two countries and their decision-making regarding other countries and concerning issues with global impact.

The book argues that climate change is a factor convincing both countries to look beyond established shibboleths. It shows how the United States and neighbours such as Taiwan and Sri Lanka are vectors influencing foreign policies with choices and options for decision makers to implement. It unravels the inconsistencies in the policymaking processes in both countries. Discussing cooperation and possible conflict in the India-China bilateral afresh, the book introduces a new perspective to discussion on foreign policy decision-making.
PART I: Theory
Foreign Policy Decision-making (FPDM) Institutions in China
FPDM and India–China Relations: Identifying Decision-making Themes
PART II: Praxis
The India–China Bilateral and the Significance of Environmental Diplomacy
China, India and the United States: Wary Trio?
New Variable for India in Its Tenuous Relations with China: Taiwan
Studying Risks of India Being Marginalized within Its Own Geographical Sphere

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