Location, Space and Development: Trajeetories in India
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About the Book :
Economies of the world are inter-connected in one way or the other. Chief argument is that mere integration without 'developing' basic economic structures and forcing the weaker nations to accept terms and commerce make such nations dependent on stronger for durable and other finished goods. Such arguments carry notes of realism and inform the underdeveloped conditions of the North East region of India. Look East Policy initiated in early nineties has been a turning point for making a foray into a move to forge a greater economic and strategic tie with Association for South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). Otherwise North East region would have been impossible to come up on account of its wild geographical terrain and features. So to say, this book seeks to critically engage and question the basis and practice of India development in the aforesaid region.
About Author :
Konthoujam Indrakumar teaches Political Science in Tamenglong College, Manipur. He is currently working on development and security issues in India and South East Asia. He is Editor, Alternative Perspectives.
Homen Thangjam received his doctoral degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He specialises in democratization in post-communist and post-colonial societies. He is a keen observer of political development in the North East India and his area of interest includes political economy and developmental politics. He is lecturer in political science at the Maharaja Bodhchandra College, Imphal.