India and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime: The Perennial Outlier

By: A. Vinod Kumar

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Numerous behavioural and systemic factors have been cited to explain India’s nuclear decisions though the influence of normative instruments of non-proliferation and the overarching regime on its nuclear policies has not received sufficient attention. This book seeks to address this gap through a holistic examination of India’s relationship with the non-proliferation regime and its dominant structures. The study explores the complexities of the regime as a functional system and applies the Indian case study to understand the dynamics of state–regime interplays. By dissecting its core frameworks like non-proliferation and counterproliferation A. Vinod Kumar highlights the conceptual opacities that drive the structural crises of the regime and the paradigm shifts that characterize its current churning. The book describes India as a unique case of an outlier surviving outside the regime’s overarching system as a nuclear-capable state with prolonged record of resistance (and selective adherence) but ending up seeking opportunities to engage with its normative structures. The ideological and policy shifts that had shaped India’s transformative journey from a perennial outlier to one seeking greater integration with the regime though also exemplifies the underlying strategic paradoxes and dogmatic incongruities. The book assesses how these dynamics will determine India’s role in global anti-proliferation and its status in the emerging global nuclear order.Printed Pages: 252.

Title: India and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime: The Perennial Outlier

Author Name: A. Vinod Kumar

Categories: Politics, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Cambridge University Press: 2014

ISBN: 1107056624

ISBN 13: 9781107056626

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 101448

Keywords: India and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime: The Perennial Outlier A. Vinod Kumar