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Postfrontier blues : toward a new policy framework for Northeast India

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Title: Postfrontier blues : toward a new policy framework for Northeast India
Authors: Baruah, Sanjib
LC Subject Headings: India, Northeastern - Ethnic relations
India, Northeastern - Politics and government
Ethnic conflict - India, Northeastern
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington
Series/Report no.: East-West Center (Washington, D.C.). Policy studies ; 33
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.
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Pages/Duration: ix, 84 pages
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/3521
Appears in Collections:East-West Center (Washington, D.C.). Policy Studies



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