Insurgency, Development, and Fragility

Gurudas Das

in Security and Development in India's Northeast

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780198079781
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199081738 | DOI:
Insurgency, Development, and Fragility

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This chapter examines the socio-economic and political implications of reorganization of the NER. It analyses the political economy of development in post-reorganized NER. It traces the dynamics of development of the state fragility syndrome among the northeast Indian states. It also provides an account of what role the external powers have played to aggravate the security vulnerability of the region by way of providing logistic support to various ethnic insurgency movements and helping their proliferation by utilizing the local-level grievances and discontents arising out of the limitations of democratic conflict resolution mechanism primarily for the small communities in a large democracy like India.

Keywords: fragility; security vulnerability; democratic conflict resolution mechanism; insurgency; cronyism; Cold War

Chapter.  13477 words. 

Subjects: Indian Politics

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