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Durable DisorderUnderstanding the Politics of Northeast India$
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Sanjib Baruah

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195690828

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195690828.001.0001

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Beyond Durable Disorder

Beyond Durable Disorder

Northeast India And The Look East Policy1

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Durable Disorder

Sanjib Baruah

Oxford University Press

Northeast India’s political troubles can be traced to its economic underdevelopment. There is no guarantee that the Northeast’s present predicament can be solved by a successful counter-insurgency and a lot of money. This chapter argues that globalization presents opportunities for Northeast India to get out of the ‘territorial trap’ and relate to its transnational neighbours on the east, both economically and culturally. It discusses transnationalism and how transnational region building can bring important dividends to Northeast India in terms of economics and politics. It also describes the politics of recognition as a recurrent theme in the politics of ethnic militancy in the region, how China and security anxieties are holding back the region’s pursuit of a Look East policy, and the future direction of this policy.

Keywords:   Northeast India, economic underdevelopment, globalization, transnationalism, militancy, security, China, Look East policy, politics of recognition

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