Author: Dipankar Banerjee
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8173043639
This book is an attempt in developing a better understanding what in today's world constitutes national security. A question which often comes to the fore, but is seldom answered satisfactorily. The articles collected here represent many of the facets of the argument.
What in today's world constitutes national security? A question which often comes to the fore, but is seldom answered satisfactorily. What is it that is most important for a nation to protect and for which it needs to evolve strategies? Are state borders and frontiers the most crucial and therefore ought to be defended against all forms of external aggression and influence and at all costs? Or, are there other issues or core values, or matter that directly affect the interests of the citizens and concern their personal security in a more immediate manner, the promotion of which can often brook no delay?
There are no clear answer to these questions yet or perhaps even in the near future. But, these are questions that have to be asked and addressed collectively in South Asia. Security studies in the region need to deliberate over these issues if a viable alternative is to emerge. The Regional Center for Strategic Studies has constantly attempted to understand the state, the nature and potential of security studies in South Asia. The object is to identify the foundations, sketch the plans and define the outlines over which a superstructure may be built.
In the coming decades of this century these issues will emerge as major questions facing South Asia. This book is a small step in developing a better understanding of the issues. The articles collected here represent many of the facets of this argument presented by key scholars collectively in the region.
Nation-State, Security Studies and the Question of Margins in South Asia
Emerging Environment Concerns in South Asia
Security Studies in India: Recent Trends and Future Directions
Security Studies in India: Continuity and Change in the Post-Cold War Era
Post-Cold War Security Studies in India: Continuity and Change
Security Studies in Pakistan: Current Trends and Future Directions
Post-Cold War Security Studies in Pakistan: Continuity and Change
Governance and National Security: Pakistan-a Case Study
Security Studies in Bangladesh: Continuity and Change
Trends in Security Studies in Nepal: Recent Trends and Future Direction
Internal and External Factors in Security Studies in Sri Lanka
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