Book title: South Asia: Envisioning a Regional Future
Author(s): Smruti S Pattanaik
ISBN: 9788182744974
Publication Year: 2011
Binding: HB
Pages: 330
Price: Rs. 895
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About the Book:

This volume includes a collection of papers contributed by eminent scholars and analysts from the South Asian region on how they visualize South Asia a decade hence. This was primarily motivated by the desire to think collectively about our regional future in terms of issues that challenge the region and the individual states; how the external powers’ presence in this region affects it; and the role of regional institutional mechanisms in fostering cooperation and greater economic integration in a globalised world, where connectivity is a key.

It is recognized that the region suffers from several constraints that has made common challenges difficult to address; nevertheless, there is an optimism that the region will move forward steadily albeit slowly, to evolve a common  agenda, and shape a regional identity that would form the bedrock of any cooperative endeavour.




About the Author:

Dr. Smruti S Pattnaik is a Research Fellow at Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. She has a PhD in South Asian Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She was a Post Doctoral Fellow at MSH and CERI (Sciences Po), Paris and Visiting Asia Fellow at the Department of International Relations at Dhaka University, in 2004 and 2007. She is the author of Elite Perceptions in Foreign Policy: Role of Print Media in Influence Indo-Pak Relations, 1989-99 (Delhi:Manohar, 2004).



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