ISBN : 9780190058814
Over the last 25 years, India's explosive economic growth has vaulted it into the ranks of the world's emerging major powers. India's middle class has grown by leaps and bounds, and the country's sheer scale-possessing what will very soon be the world's largest population and an economy of more than $2 trillion-means its actions will have a major global impact. While it is clearly on the path to becoming a great power, India has not abandoned all of its past policies: its economy remains relatively protectionist, and it still struggles with the legacy of its longstanding foreign policy doctrine of non-alignment. India's vibrant democracy encompasses a vast array of parties who champion dizzyingly disparate policies. And India isn't easily swayed by foreign influence; the country carefully guards its autonomy, in part because of its colonial past. For all of these reasons, India tends to move cautiously and deliberately in the international sphere. In Our Time Has Come, Alyssa Ayres looks at how the tension between India's past and its ongoing integration into the global economy will shape its trajectory. By focusing on how India's unique perspective shapes its approach to global affairs, this new, updated paperback edition of Our Time Has Come helps the world make sense of India's rise.
PART ONE: LOOKING BACK
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: India and the World
Chapter 3: Opening to the World
PART TWO: TRANSITION
Chapter 4: Seeking India's Rightful Place
Chapter 5: A Cautious Power
PART THREE: LOOKING AHEAD
Chapter 6: India's Changing Global Role
Chapter 7: A Changing Economic Future?
Chapter 8: How the United States Should Work With a Rising India