Think-Tanks and Universities

Date

2015

Authors

Mattoo, Amitabh
Medcalf, Rory

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Oxford University Press

Abstract

Even though India's engagement with the rest of the world has seen considerable expansion in the last two decades, the role of universities and think-tanks in shaping the contours of much of that engagement has been limited. The chapter explores the reasons behind the lack of influence or impact of these institutions in the foreign policy-making of the country. In doing so, it traces their historical trajectory and institutional evolution, outlines the state of research output generated by them, and brings into relief the lack of synergy between the academic, the policy, and the bureaucratic community. However, in recent times, there seems to be a course-correction with the government recognizing the importance of utilizing outside expertise from academia and think-tanks as India navigates the complex terrain of international relations in the coming years.

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Book chapter

Book Title

The Oxford Handbook of Indian Foreign Policy

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DOI

10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198743538.013.20

Restricted until

2099-12-31