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Baldev Raj Nayar

Professor Emeritus
PhD, University of Chicago

baldev [dot] nayar [at] mcgill [dot] ca

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Research interests

  • Comparative Politics
  • Political Development
  • Comparative Political Economy

Selected publications

Books

1966 Minority Politics in the Punjab. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 373 pp.

1969 National Communication and Language Policy in India. New York: Praeger, 310 pp.

1972 The Modernization Imperative and Indian Planning. Delhi: Vikas, 246 pp.

1975 Violence and Crime in India: A Quantitive Study. Delhi: Macmillan, 150 pp.

1976 American Geopolitics and India. Delhi: Manohar Book Service, 246 pp.

1983 India's Quest for Technological Independence: Volume I: Policy Foundation and Policy Change. New Delhi: Lancers, 560 pp.

1983 India's Quest for Technological Independence: Volume II: The Results of Policy. New Delhi: Lancers, 550 pp.

1989 India's Mixed Economy: The Role of Ideology and Interest in Its Development. Bombay: Popular Prakashan, 421 pp.

1990 The Political Economy of India's Public Sector: Policy and Performance. Bombay: Popular Prakashan, 323 pp.

1991 Superpower Dominance and Military Aid: A Study of Military Aid to Pakistan. New Delhi: Manohar, 96 pp.

1994 The State and International Aviation in India: Performance and Policy on the Eve of Aviation Globalization. New Delhi: Manohar, 349 pp.

1996 The State and Market in India's Shipping: Nationalism, Globalization and Marginalization. New Delhi: Manohar, 400 pp.

2001 Globalization and Nationalism: The Changing Balance in India's Economic Policy, 1950-2000. New Delhi/Thousand Oaks/London: Sage. 285 pp.

2001 India and the Major Powers after Pokhran II. New Delhi: Har-Anand. 208 pp.

2003 (Co-author) India in the World Order: Searching for Major-Power Status. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 289 pp.

2005 The Geopolitics of Globalization: The Consequences for Development. New Delhi: Oxford University Press .

2006 India’s Globalization: Evaluating the Economic Consequences. Policy Studies 22. Washington, DC: East-West Center Washington. 100 pp. Reprinted in India in 2007 by Sage India.

2007 (Editor) Globalization and Politics in India. New Delhi: Oxford University Press. 600 pp.

2009 The Myth of the Shrinking State: Globalization and the State in India. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2009. 306 pp.

Chapters in books

1976 "Political Mobilization in a Market Polity: Goals, Capabilities and Performance in India," in Robert I. Crane (ed.), Aspects of Political Mobilization in South Asia, (Syracuse: Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, 1976), pp. 135-59

1977 "America and India: The Roots of Conflict," in K.P. Misra (ed.), Foreign Policy of India: A Book of Readings, (New Delhi: Thomson Press, 1977), pp. 275-89. Reprinted from Foreign Policy

1979 "Political Mainsprings of Economic Planning in the New Nations," in Norman Provizer (ed.), Analyzing the Third World: Essays from Comparative Politics, (Cambridge, Mass.: Schenkman Publishing Co., 1979), pp. 460-85. Reprinted from Comparative Politics

1979 "A World Role: The Dialectics of Purpose and Power," in John W. Mellor (ed.), India: A Rising Middle Power, (Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1979), ch. 5

1979 "Regional Power in a Multipolar World," in ibid., ch. 6

1987 "State Entrepreneurship in the Nehru Era: Ideology versus Necessity", in Issues in Public Sector Analysis: Papers Presented at the Canada-India Conference on the Public Economy, ed. by B.S. Sahni (Calgary: Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, 1987), pp. 109-208

1987 "State Entrepreneurship in the Nehru Era: Ideology vs Necessity," in Congress in Indian Politics: A Centenary Perspective, R. Joshi and R.K. Hebsur, eds., (Bombay: Popular Prakashan, 1987), pp. 204-244

1991 "Nehru's Economic Policy," in Milton Israel (ed.) Nehru and the Twentieth Century (Toronto: University of Toronto, Centre for South Asian Studies, 1991), pp. 142-172.

1992 "The Public Sector," in Leonard A. Gordon and Philip Oldenburg (eds.), India Briefing, 1992 (Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1992), pp. 71-101.

1998 "Between Mercantilist Socialism and Liberalism, 1965-1990: The Vicissitudes in the Life of the Nehu-Mahalanobis Strategy", in Reeta Chowdhari Tremblay et. al (eds.), Interfacing Nations: Indo/Pakistani/Canadian Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of India's Independence, Delhi: B.R. Publishing, pp. 205-250.

1997 "The Political Economy of India's Economic Performance Since 1947", in C. Steven La Rue (ed.), The India Handbook. Chicago and London: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers. Pp. 37-61.

1998 "Power and the Shaping of Markets: The Global Order, Imperialism and Shipping Nationalism", in Paul S. Ciccanatell and Stephen G. Bunker (eds.), Space and Transport in the World-System. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press. Pp. 36-60.

1998 "India's Public Sector at the End of the Century: Recalcitrant to Reform", in Yogendra K. Malik and Ashok Kapur (eds.), India: Fifty Years of Democracy and Development. New Delhi: APH Publishing Corporation. Pp. 167-211.

1999 "India as a Limited Challenger?", in T.V. Paul and John A. Hall (eds.), International Order and the Future of World Politics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Pp. 213-33

2001 "U.S. Sanctions Against Nuclear India: Implications for Economic Liberalism and Democratic Peace Theory", in Ashok Kapur, Y.K. Malik, Harold A. Gould, and Arthur G. Rubinoff (eds.), India and the United States in a Chaning World. New Delhi: Sage. Pp. 349-85.

2004 “BJP’s Economic Nationalism in Theory and Practice”, in Ashutosh Varshney (ed.) India and the Politics of Developing Countries. New Delhi/Thousand Oaks/London: Sage Publications. Pp. 227-255.

2007 “Globalization, Geopolitics, and India: An Introduction”, in Baldev Raj Nayar (ed.), Globalization and Politics in India (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2007), pp. 1-44.

2007 “A Guide to the Readings”, in Baldev Raj Nayar (ed.), Globalization and Politics in India (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2007), pp. 45-64.

2007 “Nationalist Planning for Autarchy and State Hegemony: Development Strategy under Nehru”, in Baldev Raj Nayar, (ed.), Globalization and Politics in India (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2007), pp. 161-195. Reproduced from Indian Economic Review, vol. 32, no. 1 (1997), pp. 23-38.

2007 “Globalization and India’s National Autonomy”, in Baldev Raj Nayar (ed.), Globalization and Politics in India (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2007), pp. 346-383. Reproduced from Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, vol. 41, no. 2 (July 2003), pp. 1-34.

2007 “The Limits of Economic Nationalism in India: Economic Reforms under the BJP-Led Government, 1998-9”, in Rahul Mukherjee (ed.), India’s Economic Transition: The Politics of Reforms (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2007), pp. 202-227. Reproduced from Asian Survey, vol. 40, no. 5 (September-October 2000), pp. 792-815.

2010 “Economic Globalization and State Capacity in South Asia”, in T.V. Paul (ed.), South Asia’s Weak States: Understanding the Regional Insecurity Predicament (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2010), pp. 98-121).

Articles

1971 "Business Attitudes Toward Economic Planning in India," Asian Survey, XI, No. 9 (September 1971), pp. 850-675

1973 "U.S. Policy," Seminar, No. 161 (January 1973), pp. 46-55

1974 "Political Mainsprings of Economic Planning in the New Nations: The Modernization Imperative versus Social Mobilization," Comparative Politics, VI, No. 3 (April 1975), pp. 341-66

1975 "Treat India Seriously," Foreign Policy, No. 18 (Spring 1975), pp. 133-54

1975 "Letter," Foreign Policy, No. 20 (Fall 1975), pp. 252-53

1976 "American Foreign Policy Towards India: The Larger Framework," Economic and Political Weekly, XI, No. 12 (March 1976), pp. 455-68

1977 "India and the Super Powers: Deviation or Continuity in Foreign Policy?" Economic and Political Weekly, XII, No. 30 (1977), pp. 1185-88

1978 "India Wants Nuclear Sovereignty," Christian Science Monitor, (March 17, 1978)

1984 "Dilemmas in Technology Policy in the Third World," The Nonaligned World, II, No. 1 (January-March 1984), pp. 1-40

1991 "U.S. Containment Policy, Global and Regional: The Decision on Military Aid to Pakistan, 1954," International Studies, XXVIII, no. 2 (April-June 1991), pp. 159-186.

1991 "Property Rights Theory and Government Efficiency: The Evidence from India's Public Sector," Development Policy Review, IX, no. 2 (June 1991), pp. 131-150.

1992 "The Politics of Economic Restructuring in India: The Paradox of State Strength and Policy Weakness," The Journal of Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, XXX, no. 2 (July 1992), pp. 145-171.

1993 "Rhetoric and Performance Under Aviation Bilateralism: The Case of India", Economic and Political Weekly, XXVIII, no. 49 (December 4, 1993), 2666-76.

1994 "Open Skies: Field Day For Foreign Carriers", The Statesman (Calcutta), Saturday, August 6, 1994. Major article on editorial page.

1995 "Regimes, Power, and International Aviation", International Organization, Vol. 49, No. 1 (Winter 1995). pp. 139-170.

1995 "Self-Reliance versus Marginalization: Case of India's Overseas Shipping", Economic and Political Weekly, XXX, No. 17 (April 29, 1995), pp. 941-54.

1995 "Self-Reliance versus Marginalization: [The] Case of India's Overseas Shipping", Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 30, No. 17 (April 29, 1995), pp. 941-54.

1996 "Marginalization of India in Shipping", Indian Shipping, Vol. 48, nos. 10-11 (1996), pp. 7-8, 37.

1997 "The State and Economic Performance: Globalization and Marginalization in India's Shipping", Journal of Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, Vol. 35, no. 1 (March 1997), pp. 20-50.

1997 "Globalization, Nationalism and Economic Policy Reform", Economic and Political Weekly, XXXII, no. 30 (July 26 - August 1, 1997), pp. PE93-PE104.

1998 "Business and India's Econmic Policy Reforms", Economic and Poltiical Weekly, XXXII, no. 38 (September 19-25, 1998), pp. 2453-68.

1998 Political Structure and India's Economic Reforms of the 1990s", Pacific Affairs, vol.71, no. 3 (Fall 1998), pp. 337-360.

1997 "Strategic Culture or Strategic Orientalism: Scholarship in the Service of Western Hegemony", CANCAPS Bulletin, No. 14 (August), pp. 9-11.

1997 "Nationalist Planning for Autarky and State Hegemony: Development Strategy under Nehru", Indian Economic Review, vol. 32, no. 1 (January-June), pp. 13-38.

1999"Policy and Performance under Democratic Coalitions: India's United Front Government and Economic Reforms, 1996-98", Journal of Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, vol. 37, no. 2 (July), pp. 22-56.

2000 "The Limits of Economic Nationalism in India: Economic Reforms under the BJP-Led Government, 1998-1999", Asian Survey, vol. 40, no. 5 (September/October), pp. 792-815.

2001 "Opening Up and Openness of Indian Economy", Economic and Political Weekly, 36/37 (September 15-21), pp, 3529-37,

2003 "Globalisation and India's National Autonomy", Journal of Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, vol. 41, no. 2 (July), 1-34.

2005 “India in 2004: Regime Change in a Divided Democracy”, Asian Survey, vol. 44, no.1 (January/February 2005), pp. 71-82.

2006 “When Did the ‘Hindu’ Rate of Growth End?”, Economic and Political Weekly, vol. 41, no. 19 (May 13, 2006), pp. 1885-1890.

2006 “India in 2005: India Rising, but Uphill Road Ahead”, Asian Survey, vol. 46, no. 1 (January/February 2006), pp. 95-106.

2007 “Social Stability in India under Globalization and Liberalization”, India Review, vol. 6, no. 3 (July- September 2007), pp. 133-64.

Review articles

1968 "Sikh Historiography," The Economic and Political Weekly, III, No. 29 (July 1968), pp. 1135-38.

Monographs

1960 The Study of Voting Behaviour in India, (Mimeo, University of Chicago)

1990 American Containment Policy and Regional Powers: Motivations and Diplomacy in the U.S. Decision on Military Aid to Pakistan, 1954 (Montreal: Centre for Developing-Area Studies, McGill University, 61 pp.)