Book Details

Book title: Influence of Social Media on India’s Foreign Policy Making
Author(s): Vijay Khare
ISBN: 9789390095209
Publication Year: 2021
Binding: HB
Pages: 328
Price: Rs. 995 Rs. 995
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This book focuses on an unexplored theme of Influence of Social Media on India`s Foreign Policy Making. As social media has become equally important in sphere of foreign policy field which is completely unexplored. The book states the role of social media as, it is not only serving as an information provider but also serves as a platform of interaction between the government and public where government receives the feedback. This book especially emphasizes the entity of media and its effect on the human mind and society. Author has genuinely attempted to ponder over the influence of social media on India`s foreign policy. It meticulously displays the pros and cons of social media which directly and indirectly effects on the foreign policy of the country. Today social media has become one of the biggest influences in the society. In each sector we can see the existence of it. This book clearly explicate that the social media would be stronger and more persuasive than the any other media in influencing the people. The media has deeply rooted in society and prevailed in personal and social lives of human beings. This attempt of author also shed some light on impact of social media in global politics. This book has useful information as this predictive analysis which will be use in analyzing the worldwide comprehensive data and its global application. This book explored comparative analysis of social media uses by P-5 states i.e. USA, China, France, Russia, United Kingdom and India and data analyzed by author is correlated to foreign policy. Through this book the author has portrayed the intricate and multi-staged procedure of foreign policy decision making in India.

The unique thing about this book is, author has successfully recounted and tried to trace the journey of evolution of foreign policy from after independence to present time. The discussion in the book systematically captures exertive and perspective process of shaping the foreign policy. Finally, this book has clearly stated that how the social media impacted and worked as a tool for making the foreign policy of the country. It also examined the goal of India`s foreign policy making. Ultimately this book is an essential epitomize to study in deep the social media and its impact on India`s foreign policy making.

A must-read book for scholars, political analysts, governmental officials, strategic think tank and especially foreign policymakers across the globe.

ABOUT Author

Dr. Vijay S. Khare is Professor & Head, Department of Defence and Strategie Studies (DDSS), Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU). Dr. Khare was awarded the Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship by USA and Erasmus Fellowship by the European Commission. He was also awarded Partial Fellowship by the United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Khare was selected for the United Nations Short Course on "Hologrammatic Terrorism" United Nations. Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute, University of Rome. Italy. He completed Executive Leadership Program and Advanced Mediation and Peacemaking at the University of London, UK. Dr. Khare received his Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the University Grants Commission (UGC), and Social Scientist award for the research work under the Indo- French Social Scientist ExehangeProgranme at the Foundation Maison des Sciences de l`Homme, Paris. US State Department invited Dr. Khare under the International Visitors programme to attend `the US Multilateral Diplomacy` program. He also completed "Academy Leadership Academy" programme at the Center for the Study of Higher Education, Pennsylvania State University, USA. As the Director of the International Centre, Dr. Khare provides excellent leadership to all international engagements. Under his dynamic leadership, collaborations have been extended with renowned universities. He is engaged in a number of national and international projects and actively involved in European Commission funded projects. He was instrumental in completing more than 16 international projects, namely. Erasmus Mundus. Erasmus plus program of European Commission. Dr. Khare has introduced very unique course after 12thstd (Five year integrated MA/MSc course) to develop Strategic Culture among Indian Youths and Nine Post- Graduate Diplomas, and new Master program in Global Peace Security and Strategies Studies at DDSS. Dr.Khare also brought Rs. Two Crore Grant from University Grants Commission to update and enhance Defence and Strategies Studies: Khare is instrumental to sign MOU with Indian Air Force and brought the Chair in the name of Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh DFC and received 1 Crore Grants from Indian Air Force. Considering his dedication to the department, SPPU conferred the Best Department Award -2019 to DDSS.

He is former Dean, Faculty of Humanities and holds a number of academic and administrative posts. His areas of expertise are national security, non-traditional security, terrorism and counter- terrorism, peace and conflict resolution, human rights,  internationalization of higher education and Ambedkar Studies.

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