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Indian Lobbying and its Influence in US Decision Making
Post-Cold War

First Edition
  • Ashok Sharma - Adjunct Faculty, The University of New South Wales, Canberra at Australian Defence Force Academy


January 2017 | 332 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

How lobbying by Indian Americans in the United States has influenced US foreign policy towards India

Indian Lobbying and its Influence in US Decision Making looks at the ways in which Indian lobbying acts as a catalyst in transforming the US–India relationship in the post-Cold War era, the events that explain their formation, and factors that legitimize these groups as an institution in US politics.

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgements
 
Lobbying, Pressure Groups, and Ethnic Lobbying in the US Foreign Policy Making: Theoretical Overview
 
Indian Americans: Immigration and Professional Advancement in the US
 
Indian Americans and Political Participation: Growing Political Activism and Lobbying in the American Political Process
 
India Caucus: Lobbying for a Robust US–India Relation
 
The American Perception about India: The US–India Relations and Indian Lobbying during the Cold War Period
 
Achievements and Actions of Indian Lobbying towards a Transformed and Robust US–India Relation
 
Conclusion
 
Bibliography
 
Index

“Dr Ashok Sharma has given us a fascinating account of Indian lobbying in the US, a first in the history of this subject and a captivating story with drama and rich details.

The book tells of the Indian American community’s efforts to consolidate its position and identity as it seeks to influence the lawmakers. And the joint lobbying with the Indian Mission in Washington that culminates in India’s strategic partnership with the US.

A serious political study for scholars and the ordinary reader—to be treasured by Indian Americans.”

Lalit Mansingh,
Former Foreign Secretary of India and Ambassador to the United States

“Ashok Sharma, by exploring the domestic politics of American foreign policy, opens new vistas on what could be one of the seminal bilateral relationships of the 21st century that bind India and the United States. This splendid book should be a required reading for anyone who cares about India’s rise to global prominence.”

Robert M Hathaway,
Public Policy Fellow and Former Director, Asia Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center, Washington DC

“The book tells of the Indian American community’s efforts to consolidate its position and identity as it seeks to influence the lawmakers. And the joint lobbying with the Indian Mission in Washington that culminates in India’s strategic partnership with the US. A serious political study for scholars and the ordinary reader—to be treasured by Indian Americans.” 

Lalit Mansingh,
Former Foreign Secretary of India and Ambassador to the United States

“The book falls into genre of works that explain foreign policy…in contrast to “systematic” or “structural” explanations of state behavior…uses a descriptive analytical method… presents a very insightful study of lobbying.”

Economic & Political Weekly, 12 January 2019

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