Author: Eminent Contributors
Editor(s): Dennis Rumley / Sanjay Chaturvedi
Publisher: South Asia Publishers
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170032814
This book is the inaugural volume of the Indian Ocean Research Group (IORG) and is based on a selection of papers presented at the IORG launch in Chandigarh in November 2002. The volume seeks to emphasize the complexity and historical and contemporary geopolitical significance of the Indian Ocean Religion (IOR).
Second, it aims to propagate the necessity for increased intra-regional cooperation, especially in terms of economic and environmental security, maritime boundaries, sea lane security and ocean management, in the spirit of open regionalism, in order to ensure a more secure IOR.
Third, the volume initiates an agenda for future social science policy-oriented research. The book should be of particular interest to policy-makers, business people and academics, as well as citizens of the IOR.
DENNIS RUMLEY is currently Associate Professor at the University of Western Australia and was recently (June-December 2003) Visiting Full Professor at the University of Kyoto. His main research interests are in political geography and international relations and he has published widely on these issues, with more than 100 publications, including edited and authored books. He sits on the Editorial Boards of Political Geography and Geojournal and is English-language editor of the Japanese Journal of Human Geography. His current research projects are on energy security, Australia’s arc of instability and India-Australia relations. He was co-editor with Professor Darvesh Gopal of India and Australia: Issues and Opportunities (2004) and is currently engaged in co-editing two other volumes on Australia’s regional relations. Dennis Rumley is co-convener of the Indian Ocean Research Group (IORG) with Dr Sajay Chaturvedi of Panjab University.
SANJAY CHATURVEDI is reader in Political Science& Coordinator, Centre for the Study of Geopolitics, Panjab University, Chandigarh. He has been a Leverhulme Fellow at University of Cambridge, England (1993-95) and a Fellow at Columbia University Institute for Scholars, Reid Hall and Maison des sciences, de l’homme, Paris under International Programme of Advanced Studies (November 2001-February 2002). His man research interests are in the theory and practice of geopolitics, with special reference to Polar Regions, Indian Ocean and South Asia. Author of Polar Regions: A Political Geography (John Wiley & Sons, 1996) and co-author of forthcoming Partitions: Reshaping Minds and States (Taylor & Francis), Sanjay Chaturvedi is Principal Investigator of India’s Antarctic & Ocean Policy Research Group, funded by the Department of Ocean Development, Government of India.
Charting Cooperation and Challenges: Australia and the Indian Ocean Region
Changing Geopolitical Orientations, Regional Cooperation and Security Concerns in the Indian Ocean
The British Empire in the Indian Ocean
The West in the Geopolitics of the Indian Ocean and India
Emergence of a New Geopolitical Era in the Indian Ocean: Characteristics, Issues and Limitations of the Indianoceanic Order
There Once was an Ugly Duckling, or, the Sad History of the Good Ship IOR-ARC
Sub-Regional Cooperation in South Asia: The Kunming Initiative
South Africa, the Indian Ocean and SADC
NON-TRADITIONAL SECURITY CHALLENGES
An Agenda for Environmental Security in the Indian Ocean Region
Re-envisioning Transboundary Water Disputes as Developmental Conflicts
Recent Population Movements between South Asia and Australia: Trends and Implications
OCEAN SECURITY ISSUES
Indian Ocean Maritime Boundaries: Jurisdictional Dimensions and Cooperative Measures
Contemporary Piracy, Terrorism and Disorder at Sea: Challenges for Sea-Lane Security in the Indian Ocean
Freedom of Navigation and Indian Ocean Security: A Geopolitical Analysis
The Future for Indian Ocean Cooperation