India International

A note on green federalism: Sharing best practices

Published: 6 March 2019

The success of green federalism depends on what institutional mechanisms are created to establish communication and procedures between the various tiers of government and the thematic resorts that need to be involved to adequately address projects and programmes towards ecologically sustainable development.

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India's development cooperation with ASEAN

Published: 7 January 2019

The study enquires the India-ASEAN partnership from a civil society perspective and explores the potential and opportunities of this co-operation. The possibilities for further strengthening the cooperation are drawn out, while highlighting gaps and challenges that presently impede closer ties. The study makes a case for a greater role of civil society organizations between the countries of ASEAN and India.

Perspective Asia: Nationalisms and populisms in Asia

Published: 12 December 2018

The latest issue of Perspectives Asia aims to draw a fine line between different forms of nationalism. The articles from various Asian countries focus on strategies and political styles adopted by populist leaders and explain how nationalistic and religious ideas are distorted by politics. 

Where have the fish gone?

Published: 2 May 2018

Fishers have lost their place in the seas, their traditional livelihoods and a secure existence. The state offers them solutions that consider questions of climate change and mitigation yet are increasingly technocratic in nature. Based on field work across the coast of Gujarat, this study assesses the impact of industrial development on the fishing community.

The new middle class in India and Brazil – Green perspectives?

Published: 6 March 2018

Since the beginning of the new millennium, the growth of the “New Middle Class” in the world’s rapidly emerging economies has received much interest, even excitement. But what is new middle class really like in countries such as India and Brazil? And to what extent does it have a potential for green politics?

Perspectives Asia: Digital Asia

Published: 7 February 2018

Over the last years, Asia has undergone an impressive digital transformation. Large parts of the continent have turned from the world’s factory into a creative industry.The different contributions across the continent highlight both the opportunities and risks of digitalization in Asia.

India and Indian Diaspora in East Africa: Past Experiences and Future Challenges. Lecture discussion by Dr. Gijsbert Oonk, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Published: 13 April 2017

The lecture drew attention on various aspects of India and Indian Diaspora in East Africa, which is largely a business community and is an old Diaspora in the region. The community is integrated though still considered a ‘heritage resource’ for the host and home countries. Their experiences are diverse in the countries they are in and it is important to understand this in order to assess potential towards bettering bilateral relations between India and these countries namely, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania.

India –Nigeria engagement: History, diaspora and emerging dimensions. Lecture discussion by Prof. Olutaya C.Adesina, University if Ibadan, Nigeria.

Published: 13 April 2017

The political, social, economic and cultural India-Nigeria engagement started well before both countries’ political independence from Britain. The ties run deep with India becoming one of Nigeria’s largest trading partners since bilateral relations were established in 1958. The talk highlighted long-standing Diaspora engagement between the two countries and the new dimension and potential that this relationship has in the context of emerging realities.