Postfrontier Blues: Toward a New Policy Framework for Northeast India

5 avg rating
( 1 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781932728606: Postfrontier Blues: Toward a New Policy Framework for Northeast India

A number of armed conflicts smolder in India's Northeastern border region. For instance, the Naga rebellion, which began in the 1950s, is one of the world's oldest unresolved armed conflicts. With its controversial human rights record and sluggish economic growth, Northeast India is a counterpoint to India's new image as a mature democracy, dynamic economy, and emerging major power. The World Bank describes conditions in the region as a low-level equilibrium of poverty, nondevelopment, civil conflict, and lack of faith in political leadership. Northeast India's history as a frontier, and the inattention of policymakers to contradictions rooted in this context, explain the deficits of democracy, development, and peace. Counterinsurgency operations, massive infusion of development funds, and a variety of conflict management tactics have only nurtured the multiple low-intensity conflicts. This study proposes a democratic institution-building agenda that is sensitive to the particular dynamics of change in this postfrontier. In a historically sparsely populated region with long-term trends of demographic transformation, managing indigenous-settler tensions must be a priority. This and other challenges cannot be addressed through domestic policy alone. An effective alternative policy must have a transnational dimension; to turn the region's extensive international borders - with China's Tibet region, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Burma - from militarized zones of mistrust and confrontation to spaces of cooperation.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Sanjib Baruah is Professor of Political Studies at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. He holds concurrent professorial appointments at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi and the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Sanjib Baruah
Published by East-West Center Washington (2007)
ISBN 10: 1932728600 ISBN 13: 9781932728606
New Perfect Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description East-West Center Washington, 2007. Perfect Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1932728600

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 23.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Sanjib Baruah
Published by East-West Center Washington (2007)
ISBN 10: 1932728600 ISBN 13: 9781932728606
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description East-West Center Washington, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 84 pages. 9.00x5.90x0.30 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1932728600

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 27.28
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Sanjib Baruah
Published by East-West Center Washington (2007)
ISBN 10: 1932728600 ISBN 13: 9781932728606
New Perfect Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description East-West Center Washington, 2007. Perfect Paperback. Book Condition: New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 1932728600n

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 95.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds