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Globalization and the Politics of Identity in India by Ronki Ram, Ashutosh Kumar, Bhupinder Brar

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Globalization and Geo-political Imperatives in South Asia*

SHIBASHIS CHATTERJEE

This essay seeks to examine the impact of globalization on the regional dynamics of South Asia. The study has a rather selective focus. It looks only at three ‘ideas’: those of territoriality, sovereignty and statehood. All of these are said to be in the process of qualitative transformation.

The first section of this essay discusses in conceptual terms the transformation of these ideas under the impact of globalization. This section does not offer any unique or novel formulations. By canvassing through a representative sample of the existing literature on these issues, we summarize certain tendencies and identify certain dispositions. On the basis of such tendencies ...

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