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Le ministère des Affaires étrangères indien (1947-2015) : la production d’une diplomatie sous-dimensionnée

Abstract : In order to analyse the evolution of India’s diplomacy, this work studies the adaptation of the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) from 1947 to 2015, using a sociological approach to institutions. We argue that the evolution of Indian diplomacy can be better understood by studying its production at a micro level, which relates both to the organisation of the MEA and its interactions with other actors of Indian diplomacy. This work shows that the vulnerability of the Indian MEA is determined by its structural weaknesses and its growing marginalisation within the foreign policy decision making process. This vulnerability restrains the MEA’s adaptation to the evolutions of globalisation. The adaptation is gradual and is manifested by the growing importance given to the practice of low diplomacy (economic, public and consular diplomacy). Nevertheless, it remains greatly limited and constrained by domestic imperatives of economic development. That explains, to a large extent, many of India’s prudent diplomatic decisions.
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Mélissa Levaillant. Le ministère des Affaires étrangères indien (1947-2015) : la production d’une diplomatie sous-dimensionnée. Science politique. Institut d'études politiques de paris - Sciences Po, 2016. Français. ⟨NNT : 2016IEPP0025⟩. ⟨tel-03469054⟩

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