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Globalizing India
How Global Rules and Markets are Shaping India's Rise to Power

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  • Date Published: June 2016
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107137233

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  • India's recent economic transformation has fascinated scholars, global leaders, and interested observers alike. In 1990, India was a closed economy and a hesitant and isolated economic power. By 2016, India has rapidly risen on the global economic stage; foreign trade now drives more than half of the economy and Indian multinationals pursue global alliances. Focusing on second-generation reforms of the late 1990s, Aseema Sinha explores what facilitated global integration in a self-reliant country pre-disposed to nationalist ideas. The author argues that the impact of globalization on India has affected trade policy as well as India's trade capacities and private sector reform. India should no longer be viewed solely through a national lens; globalization is closely linked to the ambitions of a rising India. The study uses fieldwork undertaken in Geneva, New Delhi, Mumbai and Washington DC, interviews with business and trade officials, as well as a close analysis of the textile and pharmaceutical industries and a wide range of documentary and firm-level evidence to let diverse actors speak in their own voices.

    • Explores India's rise on the global economic stage from the perspective of both international and domestic interests and activities
    • Draws on fieldwork undertaken in Geneva, New Delhi and Washington DC
    • Argues that the impact of globalization on India since 1990 needs to be understood not just in terms of national policy, but also in terms of changing trade capacities and private sector reform
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    'Well written, tightly argued, and based on superb research, the book resonates well among seasoned IPE specialists familiar with neo-liberal experiences in Latin America and East Asia; novices will find it chock full of valuable insights … Recommended. Graduate students through professionals.' E. Pang, Choice

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    • Date Published: June 2016
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107137233
    • length: 354 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 156 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.63kg
    • contains: 26 b/w illus. 40 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. How global markets and rules are shaping India's rise to power
    2. A theory of causal mechanisms and global design-in-motion
    3. Trade, statecraft, and changing state capacity in India
    4. Realigning interests towards global reach: changes in India's pharmaceutical sector
    5. Mobilizing new interests and tying the State's hands: decline and revival in the textile sector
    6. Interests in motion: private sector change in India's textile sector
    7. Mechanisms of change within global markets
    8. Conclusion
    Appendix
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Aseema Sinha, Claremont McKenna College, California
    Dr Aseema Sinha is the Wagener Chair of South Asian Politics and George R. Roberts Fellow at Claremont McKenna College. Professor Sinha received a BA from Lady Shri Ram College, an MA from Jawaharlal Nehru University, a second MA from Cornell University, and an MPhil from Jawaharlal Nehru University. She received her PhD from Cornell University in 2000. She previously taught at the University of Wisconsin, Madison (2000–2011) and was a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC (2004–2005). She has received both a junior award and senior award for her research from the American Institute of Indian Studies.

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