INTRODUCTION

Standard accounts of foreign policy are typically biased in favour of politico-security narratives. However, contemporary foreign policies are both political and economic, and the strategic changes originating from the end of the Cold War are as important in shaping India’s foreign policy as the economic changes underlying globalization. Moreover, foreign policies are a function of the interplay of global and domestic factors. Traditionally these have been kept apart, and the analysis of systemic factors and unit-level variations has proceeded along parallel tracks. If domestic variables and systemic factors would need to be brought together for comprehensive and convincing foreign-policy accounts of states, perhaps one needs to ...

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