Integrating International Relations Studies in India to Global Scholarship

T.V. Paul
  • International Studies, January 2009, SAGE Publications
  • DOI: 10.1177/002088171004600209

Integrating International Relations Studies in India to Global Scholarship

Why is it important?

The article makes a case for an intense engagement of international relations (IR) scholars in India with the global IR community, especially those specializing in IR theory. While India has increasingly been integrating itself in global economic and political orders, its IR scholar-ship is yet to get international recognition. This article outlines the structural and domestic causes for the relative absence of theoretical works in IR in India while emphasizing the need for rigorous theory-driven and theory-informed scholarship. It concludes by making eight recommendations for linking IR in India with the global IR scholarship, and offers specific areas where Indian scholars can contribute to puzzle and paradigm-driven IR scholarship.

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