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Item Description Baruah, Sanjib en_US 2008-11-19T18:47:33Z 2008-11-19T18:47:33Z 2007 en_US
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dc.description.abstract A number of armed conflicts smolder in India's Northeastern border region. For instance, the Naga rebellion, which began in the 1950s, is one of the world's oldest unresolved armed conflicts. With its controversial human fights record and sluggish economic growth, Northeast India is a counterpoint to India's new image as a mature democracy, dynamic economy, and emerging major power. This study proposes a democratic institution-building agenda that is sensitive to the particular dynamics of change in this "postfrontier." In a historically sparsely populated region with long-term trends of demographic transformation, managing indigenous-settler tensions must be a priority. This and other challenges cannot be addressed through domestic policy alone. An effective alternative policy must have a transnational dimension; to turn the region's extensive international borders – with China's Tibet region, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Burma – from militarized zones of mistrust and confrontation to spaces of cooperation. en_US
dc.format.extent ix, 84 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries East-West Center (Washington, D.C.). Policy studies ; 33 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh India, Northeastern - Ethnic relations en_US
dc.subject.lcsh India, Northeastern - Politics and government en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Ethnic conflict - India, Northeastern en_US
dc.title Postfrontier blues : toward a new policy framework for Northeast India en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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    Policy Studies presents scholarly analysis of key contemporary domestic and international political, economic, and strategic issues affecting Asia in a policy relevant manner. Written for the policy community, academics, journalists, and the informed public, the peer-reviewed publications in this series provide new policy insights and perspectives based on extensive fieldwork and rigorous scholarship.

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