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The India-Pakistan nuclear relationship : theories of deterrence and international relations /

The India-Pakistan nuclear relationship :  theories of deterrence and international relations /
DK Number:DK-174517
ISBN: 0415424089
Title: The India-Pakistan nuclear relationship : theories of deterrence and international relations /
Author: editor, E. Sridharan.
Imprint: New Delhi : Routledge,
Physical Desc.: 326 p. ; 23 cm.
Year: 2007
Price: USD 29.30
Summary: Revised version of papers presented at two conferences.
Subject Strings: Nuclear weapons--Government policy--India--Congresses.
  Nuclear weapons--Government policy--Pakistan--Congresses.
  Deterrence (Strategy)--Congresses.
  India--Foreign relations--Pakistan--Congresses.
  Pakistan--Foreign relations--India--Congresses.
More books by: Sridharan, E. (Eswaran), 1956-
  More books on topic: International Relations
  More books on topic: Nuclear Studies
  More books on topic: Pakistan Politics
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This compendium of eleven papers explores what theory can contribute to the understanding of nuclear deterrence in South Asia, and what the South Asian situation can contribute to theory.

The book is largely about the explanatory power of deterrence theory and IR theory, particularly the dominant neorealist paradigm, in explaining Indian and Pakistani nuclear behaviour, with a focus on the period after both obtained de facto nuclear weapons capabilities, that is, 1986-87, and especially after the explicit nuclearization of both in 1998.


Title Contents
Chapter No.Chapter TitleChapter AuthorPage No.
1Introduction: Subcontinental Perspectives on Deterrence Theory, Intenational Relations Theory and South AsiaE. SRIDHARAN9
2International Relations Theory and the Indian Pakistan ConflictE. SRIDHARAN26
3Conceptualizing Nuclear Deterence: Pakistan's PostureRASUL BAKHSH RAIS51
4South- Asia: The Irrelevanc of Classical Nuclear Deterrence TheoryBHARAT KARNAD83
5International Relations Theory and Minimum DeterrenceRAJESH M. BASRUR129
6Deterrence and Nuclear Use; Doctrines in south AsiaRIFAAT HUSSAIN151
7The Stability-Instability Paradox: A Less than Perfect ExplanationVARUN SAHAH185
8Operation Vijay and Operation Parakram; The Victory of Theory?WAHEGURUPAAL SINGH SIDHU208
9Theories of eterence and Nuclear Deterrence in the SubcontinentARVIND KUMAR239
10The threat of nintended Use of Nuclear Weapons in South AsiaRAJESH RAJAGOPALAN266
11The China Facctor in south Asia's Nuclear DeterenceSWARAN SINGH287

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