Overview for International System and the Great Power Relationship (U.S., China and India)
Globalisation is changing the logic of the nature and pattern of the Cold War Relationship among great and small powers. Due to the demise of the Soviet Union, and resultantly the end of the Cold War, a new World Order is emerging. In the Post-Cold War World, ideologies have become weak, the role and influence of states is on decline, the concept of sovereignty is under a constant attack. The primacy of economics tends to question the legitimacy as well as the relevance of the public ownership of the means of production and distribution The strong and perhaps irreversible trends towards greater privatisation, economic reforms, debureaucratisation and penchant for integrating national economies with global economy and regional economic groupings are clearly visible. In this volume, a battery of experts and scholars have made their contributions while examining the undercurrents of the international system. The international system is in a great flux. Contrary to the Cold War perceptions, a new beginning has been made by great powers to restructure and redefine their bilateral as well as multilateral relations based primarily on mutually beneficial interests. This promises better prospects for strengthening their economies, promoting trade, scientific and cultural cooperation among them. In this volume, the new developments in the great power relationship of the US, China and India have been thoroughly examined by specialists of their respective fields. New insights and interpretations with logical conclusions are the real strength of this volume.
B.M. Jain (Editor)
B.M. Jain an eminent political scientist is a Research Scientist (U.G.C.) at South Asia Studies Centre, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. He is author of many books including Nuclear Politics in South Asia: In Search of Alternative Paradigm; South Asia in New World; Order (ed.), South Asian Security: Problems and Prospects; India and the United States, 1961-63; South Asia, India and the US. He has contributed over five dozen papers and articles in different research periodicals of eminence in India and abroad, including the national dailies. Dr. Jain has delivered lectures on a wide range of defence, security, arms control, foreign policy and international relations at more than a dozen universities in the U.S.A., U.K., Germany and the Netherlands. He has extensively participated in international and national conferences and seminars in India and abroad. Besides being Editor of the Indian Journal of Asian Affairs for last ten years, he is member of professional bodies such as International Political Science Association, Association of Third World Studies (U.S.A.), Asian Research Service (Hongkong), National Congress of Defence Studies etc.