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Venus and the Porcupine

Venus and the Porcupine This article brings together the diverse suggestions on the nascent strategic partnership between the European Union (EU) and India. Apart from focusing on popular and policy perceptions, this inquiry undertakes a discursive assessment of key documents defi ning the institutional and ideational frameworks of relations between Brussels and New Delhi. Such narrative analysisallows for innovative tracing of the genealogy, distinct grammars and contradictions of their interactions. Thus, while many of the commentaries on the emerging agency of the EU and India are primarily aimed at making an empirical contribution, this investigation offers a theoretically-informed refl ection on their debates. The contention is that an analytical observation can elicit underlying patterns that tend to remain occluded by the focus on trade fi gures, commercial output or military capabilities. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png South Asian Survey SAGE

Venus and the Porcupine

South Asian Survey , Volume 15 (1): 19 – Jan 1, 2008

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SAGE
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0971-5231
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0973-0788
DOI
10.1177/097152310801500105
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Abstract

This article brings together the diverse suggestions on the nascent strategic partnership between the European Union (EU) and India. Apart from focusing on popular and policy perceptions, this inquiry undertakes a discursive assessment of key documents defi ning the institutional and ideational frameworks of relations between Brussels and New Delhi. Such narrative analysisallows for innovative tracing of the genealogy, distinct grammars and contradictions of their interactions. Thus, while many of the commentaries on the emerging agency of the EU and India are primarily aimed at making an empirical contribution, this investigation offers a theoretically-informed refl ection on their debates. The contention is that an analytical observation can elicit underlying patterns that tend to remain occluded by the focus on trade fi gures, commercial output or military capabilities.

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South Asian SurveySAGE

Published: Jan 1, 2008

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