|Author/Contributor(s):||Thakur, Vineet ; Mallavarapu, Siddharth ; Muppidi, Himadeep ; Duvall, Raymond|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press, USA|
institutions of postcolonial India and South Africa. It shows how both countries have responded to the contradictory demands of their freedom struggles against colonialism and pragmatic challenges of international politics. Vineet Thakur argues that the countries' geopolitical positioning in South
Asia and southern Africa make them regional powers, with similar sets of problems and prospects, as both continue to grapple with the idea of maintaining regional and/or continental hegemony. By undertaking a comparative analysis, he explores a framework to understand the foreign policymaking fears,
aspirations, and international behaviour of these two states.