Date of Submission
Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2017 Vivan Marwaha
This thesis examines the recent exponential growth in trade between India and Pakistan which has occurred despite the persistence of heated tension and conflict. It will underscore my research on the factors behind this marked increase, and analyze the transformative effects of domestic actors such as political leaders and business communities in creating new constituencies for peace between the two nations.
This thesis makes an important contribution to international relations literature, specifically to existing research in the field of international political economy. Economic interdependence and security have not been analyzed concurrently in the context of the India-Pakistan relationship. In analyzing these issues together, this thesis will highlight the role of domestic political considerations and third parties in facilitating conditions for dialogue even in times of conflict.
Marwaha, Vivan, "Interdependence Amid Conflict: The Role of Domestic Actors in Solving the India-Pakistan Trade-Security Puzzle" (2017). CMC Senior Theses. 1593.
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