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New book by Subrata K. Mitra and Dr. Michael Liebig
Nomos recently published a new book co-edited by Prof. Subrata K. Mitra, Ph.D. (Rochester, USA, former head of department of Political Science, SAI), and Dr. Michael Liebig (department of Political Science, SAI). The book is entitled "Kautilya's Arthashastra: An Intellectual Portrait - The Classical Roots of Modern Politics in India" and is part of the series of "Modern South Asian Studies".
Posted on 19 Jan 2017
Interview with Prof. Nüsser

The Third Pole ( published an interview with Professor Marcus Nüsser, Chair of the Geography Department, South Asia Institute, regarding his work, worries and hopes in the Himalayan region. The interview entitled „Local inhabitants hold the key to dealing with climate change in the Himalayas“ can be read here.
Posted on 19 Nov 2015
New publication by Subrata K. Mitra and Radu Carciumaru

Subrata K. Mitra and Radu Carciumaru „Beyond the ‘Low-Level Equilibrium Trap’: Getting to a ‘Principled Negotiation’ of the Kashmir Conflict“, Irish Studies in International Affairs, Vol. 26, pp. 17-40.

Published by: Royal Irish Academy

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Why does the Kashmir conflict continue to persist even 60 years since its origin? The article raises this question with specific reference to Indian strategy. Most of India's ethno-national conflicts have been solved within the framework of the Constitution of 1947 and within the boundary of the Indian state. Why is Kashmir different? The article calls for fresh thinking in the light of the theory of ‘principled negotiation’, and applies it to the complex politics of Kashmir where militancy, extra-territorial loyalties and democratic politics are entangled, and ensconced within deeply divided ethnic identities. The article explains why the conventional Indian model of coping, based on the negotiated accommodation of sub-national movements through a strategic combination of force, power-sharing and federalisation, has only been partially successful in Kashmir, and offers some radical steps towards a more satisfactory solution.

Posted on 02 Nov 2015

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