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The India-Pakistan Conflict
An Enduring Rivalry

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T. V. Paul, Paul F. Diehl, Gary Goertz, Daniel Saeedi, John A. Vasquez, Daniel S. Geller, Russell J. Leng, Ashok Kapur, Saira Khan, Vali Nasr, Stephen Saideman, Reeta Chowdhari Tremblay, Julian Schofield, William Hogg
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  • Date Published: December 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521671262

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  • India-Pakistan rivalry remains one of the most enduring and unresolved conflicts of our times. It began with the birth of the two states in 1947, and it has continued ever since, with the periodic resumption of wars and crises. The conflict has affected every dimension of interstate and societal relations between the two countries and, despite occasional peace initiatives, shows no signs of abating. This volume brings together leading experts in international relations theory and comparative politics to explain the persistence of this rivalry. Their analysis offers possible conditions under which the rivalry could be terminated.

    • A pioneering, comprehensive and rigorous study of the enduring conflict between India and Pakistan
    • By a team of experts who combine empirical and theoretical material to analyse the nature of the conflict and why it has proved so intractable
    • An important and topical subject, which will be of interest to scholars, students and practitioners
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    “Paul’s edited book is a contribution to the political complexity of the enduring rivalry between India and Pakistan. It is particularly useful to those individuals who seek peace and stability in the subcontinent and adjacent regions. It deserves to be read, studied and pondered, and its proposals tried.”
    Garth N. Jones, Journal of Third World Studies

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521671262
    • length: 290 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 175 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.47kg
    • contains: 1 map 5 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction:
    1. Causes of the India-Pakistan enduring rivalry T. V. Paul
    Part II. Theories of Enduring Rivalry and the South Asian Conflict:
    2. Theoretical specifications of enduring rivalries: applications to the India-Pakistan case Paul F. Diehl, Gary Goertz and Daniel Saeedi
    3. India-Pakistan conflict in light of general theories of war, rivalry and deterrence John A. Vasquez
    4. The Indo-Pakistani rivalry: prospects for war, prospects for peace Daniel S. Geller
    5. Realpolitik and learning in the India-Pakistan rivalry Russell J. Leng
    Part III. Roots of the India-Pakistan Conflict:
    6. Major powers and the persistence of the India-Pakistan conflict Ashok Kapur
    7. Nuclear weapons and the prolongation of the India-Pakistan rivalry Saira Khan
    8. National identities and the Pakistan-India conflict Vali Nasr
    9. At the heart of the conflict: irredentism and Kashmir Stephen Saideman
    10. Institutional causes of the Indo-Pakistani rivalry Reeta Chowdhari Tremblay and Julian Schofield
    Part IV. Conclusions:
    11: South Asia's Embedded conflict: understanding the India-Pakistan rivalry T. V. Paul and William Hogg.

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    • India - Pakistan
  • Editor

    T. V. Paul, McGill University, Montréal
    T. V. Paul is James McGill Professor of International Relations in the Department of Political Science at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He specialises in international relations. His previous publications include Power Versus Prudence: Why Nations Forgo Nuclear Weapons (2000) and India in the World Order: Searching for Major Power Status (2002).


    T. V. Paul, Paul F. Diehl, Gary Goertz, Daniel Saeedi, John A. Vasquez, Daniel S. Geller, Russell J. Leng, Ashok Kapur, Saira Khan, Vali Nasr, Stephen Saideman, Reeta Chowdhari Tremblay, Julian Schofield, William Hogg

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