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The European Union and India
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The European Union and India

Rhetoric or Meaningful Partnership?

9781783470389 Edward Elgar Publishing
Pascaline Winand, Professor and Director, College of Europe, Natolin Campus, Poland, Adjunct Professor, Monash University and professor, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, Marika Vicziany and Poonam Datar, Monash University, Australia
Publication Date: 2015 ISBN: 978 1 78347 038 9 Extent: 392 pp
This multi-disciplinary book provides a comprehensive analysis of the EU–India relationship from 1950 to the present day, as a way of assessing whether a meaningful and sustainable relationship is emerging and whether it will play a role in the future of international diplomacy and business.

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This multi-disciplinary book provides a comprehensive analysis of the EU–India relationship from 1950 to the present day, as a way of assessing whether a meaningful and sustainable relationship is emerging and whether it will play a role in the future of international diplomacy and business.

The question comes at a time of significant changes in the re-configuration of global power. Using both historical insights and contemporary policy analysis, the authors investigate whether the social, economic and political interests of the EU and India are genuinely compatible. Leaders in both regions have been promoting the relationship for many decades, but the authors scrutinise their words to discover whether they are merely rhetorical gestures or reflect genuine complementarities. They also investigate the motivation behind the relationship, and provide an in-depth analysis of the areas of mutual interest and conflict. The book examines these issues in the context of the history of the EU–India relationship, alongside contemporary policy concerns.

This comparative book will appeal to academics, students and policy-makers with an interest in international politics and public policy, economic development and business, Asian studies and European studies.
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‘This multi-disciplinary book provides a comprehensive analysis of the EU-India relationship from 1950 to the present day, as a way of assessing whether a meaningful and sustainable relationship is in fact emerging and whether it will plan a role in the future of international diplomacy and business. Using both historical insights and contemporary policy analysis, the professor investigate whether the social, economic and political interests of the EU and India are genuinely compatible. . . . I highly recommend Winand, Vicziany and Datar's The European Union and India: Rhetoric or Meaningful Partnership? This text will appeal to academics, students, and policy-makers with an interest in international and comparative politics, international relations, public policy, economic development and business, as well as Asian studies and European studies.’
– Jose de Arimateia da Cruz, International Social Science Review

‘This is an insightful and well written book that has gone deep into history to find new meanings to the EU-India relationship that has different dimensions, both positive and not so successful aspects. The authors have taken important sectors such as agriculture, trade, security and development cooperation and the overarching bilateral relation to unpack how the partnership is working by examining minute details, and offer some valuable understanding and commentary on what holds back the engagement from becoming more productive and meaningful. For researchers examining EU-India relations, this will be a useful source as it is well documented and gives an historical overview that is important for understanding some of the aspects of the strategic partnership and where it is heading.’
– European Review of International Studies
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Contents: Introduction: The Problem of EU and India Relations 1. Fearing European Unity and Yearning for Asian Cooperation: The Early Years 2. Indian Lobbying and European Economic Community Dissensions in the 1960s 3. British Entry: Anxiety Embedded 4. The Arrival of Indian Pragmatism 5. The Rise of Asia and India from the 1990s to the 21st Century 6. EU-India Current Perceptions and Implementation Challenges 7. Why European Cows are the Envy of Poor Indian Farmers 8. It Takes Two to Tango: Industry and Foreign Direct Investment 9. EU-INDIA Security Issues: Fundamental Incompatibilities 10. Development Cooperation: Have the Tables turned? Conclusion: The EU-India Relationship in an Era of Dramatic Transformations Index

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