Theoretical Considerations of Political Integration and the Indian ExperienceInternational Journal of South Asian Studies (2011)
The gaining of independence by several Asian and African countries in the mid-twentieth century and their efforts to politically integrate their constituent units has led to the new wave in the study of political integration. The failure of some nation-states in Africa and the continuing resistance to integration till date by several ethnic groups in the Afro-Asian countries necessitates the re-examination of the various theories. There are diverse sources of political integration theory which needs to be pulled together for defining the boundaries and characteristics of political integration, and present some tentative hypotheses for analysis. This piece of work examines the problems of political integration and attempts to put together the different theories of political integration. With such hypotheses an attempt is made to examine the Indian experience.
- Political Integration,
- Theoretical Considerations,
- Indian Experience
Citation InformationHaokip, T. (2011). Theoretical Considerations of Political Integration and the Indian Experience, International Journal of South Asian Studies, 4(1): 221-234.