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India China: Rethinking Borders and Security

by L.H.M. Ling, Adriana Erthal Abdenur, Payal Banerjee, Nimmi Kurian, Mahendra P. Lama and Li Bo

University of Michigan Press, 2016

ISBNs

Cloth: 978-0-472-13006-1

eISBN: 978-0-472-12220-2

OA eISBN: 978-0-472-90252-1

About the Book

Challenging the Westphalian view of international relations, which focuses on the sovereignty of states and the inevitable potential for conflict, the authors from the Borderlands Study Group reconceive borders as capillaries enabling the flow of material, cultural, and social benefits through local communities, nation-states, and entire regions. By emphasizing local agency and regional interdependencies, this metaphor reconfigures current narratives about the China India border and opens a new perspective on the long history of the Silk Roads, the modern BCIM Initiative, and dam construction along the Nu River in China and the Teesta River in India.

Together, the authors show that positive interaction among people on both sides of a border generates larger, cross-border communities, which can pressure for cooperation and development. India China offers the hope that people divided by arbitrary geo-political boundaries can circumvent race, gender, class, religion, and other social barriers, to form more inclusive institutions and forms of governance.
 

About the Author
L. H. M. Ling is Professor of International Affairs at The New School in New York, USA.

Adriana Erthal Abdenur is a Fellow with the Igarapé Institute, in Rio de Janeiro, and a Productivity Scholar with the Brazilian National Council for Technological and Scientific Development (CNPq).
 
Payal Banerjee is an Associate Professor with the Department of Sociology at Smith College in Northampton, MA.

Nimmi Kurian is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Policy Research (CPR) in New Delhi, India, and India Representative, India China Institute, The New School, New York. 

Mahendra P. Lama is a Professor in the School of International Studies at Jawarhalal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi, India.

Li Bo is a part-time consultant for environmental grant-making in China and chief editor of the Green Cover Book: Annual Review of China’s Environment, a Chinese publication. At the same time, he runs a small organic farm by Lake Huron in Canada.
Reviews
“Emerging from a genuinely interdisciplinary and cross-cultural collaboration, this book offers both theoretical and practical insights into one of the most salient issues in global politics: the rapid rise of China and India.”

—Roland Bleiker, University of Queensland
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“Ling and the Border Studies Group present a unique perspective on an important but understudied border: India and China. A landmark book in border studies, critical international relations theory, and the India/China border.”

—Mark Salter, University of Ottawa
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Tags
Configurations: Critical Studies Of World Politics, India, Foreign relations, International Relations, China, Political Science
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License: CC BY-NC-ND