AAS 2018 Annual Conference

March 22-25 | Washington, D.C.

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

Deadline for Receipt of All Proposals is August 8, 2017.

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Trade-Peace-Conflict Hypothesis and China-India Relations
Last Post 24 Jul 2017 11:59 AM by Rajesh Kumar. 0 Replies.
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24 Jul 2017 11:59 AM
    I am looking for a panel on China's foreign relations. My paper argues that increased trade between India and China would not lead to any political dividends. Kindly contact me via guptakrajesh2001@yahoo.com. I would need a LDC travel grant to make it to Washington. My abstract is given below--
    Trade-Peace-Conflict Hypothesis and China-India Relations

    The question whether increased trade between countries result in better political relations, constitutes one of the most dynamic research queries in Political Science, International Relations, Economics and Conflict Resolution studies. While the liberal paradigm of international relations argues that increased trade will result in peace dividends in political front, realist paradigm contends that trade itself could be a tool of domination. A country may deliberately offer trade concessions in order to demand political concessions later on. India faced a debilitating defeat from China in 1962. It was decided during Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s 1988 visit to Beijing that border dispute should be kept on backburner and both countries should move ahead full throttle on trade front. It was expected that once trade integration takes place, border issue will become either irrelevant or more solvable. Today, China is the largest trade partner of India. This paper argues that good trade relations between the two countries have not resulted in peace dividends. There are still simmering issues between the two countries, like Pakistan-Sino axis, South China, Chinese attitude on Indian membership to NSG, Chinese support to India’s permanent membership to Security Council, and an unsettled border dispute. This paper contends that effect of trade integration on political relations is contextual. In India-China relations, realist paradigm of international relations is far more relevant. This paper also predicts that further increase in trade relations will result in even more problems. Both countries should learn to separate politics and economics and start working hard on resolving political disputes instead of just hoping that improved trade relations will somehow resolve political tensions.

    Dr. Rajesh Kumar
    Associate Professor
    Department of Political Science
    PPN College, Kanpur
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