Dr. Netajee Abhinandan

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Department of Political Science

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netajeeabhinandan@gmail.com

Netajee Abhinandan, working as Associate Professor at Ravenshaw University since 2010, had done his Post Graduation from University of Delhi in Political Science and M.Phil and Ph.D in Chinese Studies from School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. He studied China’s engagement with the global regimes for his doctoral degree. He is associated with Yunnan Minzu University, Kunming, China as Visiting Professor. 

Apart from authoring Law is an Ass! Decoding Rule of Law Debate in China and China’s Adaptation to Global Regimes: Dilemmas and Debate he has co-edited a book on India’s Relations with ‘Extended Neighbourhood’ : Opportunities and Challenges and published numerous articles/chapters in reputed (national/international) journals and books on diverse aspects of Chinese/Indian foreign policy,  ASEAN, security and diplomacy in Indo-Pacific region. He visited the US, under International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), at the invitation of the US Department of State in 2013. Dr. Abhinandan was a recipient of prestigious Nehru Memorial Fellowship granted Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Foundation, New Delhi.

Selected Publications

  1. “Unrelenting Challenge to Regional Stability: China’s Push for Control over South China Sea” (2019), in Chintamani Mahapatra(eds), Rise of the Indo-Pacific: Perspectives, Dimensions and Challenges, published by Indian Council of Social Science Research, Pentagon Press, Pentagon Press, New Delhi, ISBN: 978-93-86618-87-0.
  2. “India’s Push for Greater Engagement with West Asia: Problems and Prospects” (2018) in Chintamani Mahapatra and Netajee Abhinandan (ed), India’s Engagement with ‘Extended Neighbourhood’: Issues and Challenges, published by Roots Media, Toronto, ISBN: 978-0-9953465-0-5.
  3. “China-India Relations: Calibrated Bonhomie or Real Harmony?” (2016), in Jagganath Panda(eds), China Yearbook 2016-China’s Transition under Xi Jinping, published by Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, Pentagon Press, New Delhi, ISBN: 978-81-8274-907-8.
  4. “Changing Dynamics of Power in Asia and the Asian Century: Challenges and Opportunities for India and ASEAN” (2016) in Henrik Berglund, Mondira Dutta and Per Hilding (ed), Development and Regional Cooperation in Central Asia and South Asia: Euro-Asian Perspectives, published in joint collaboration between JNU and Stockholm University by Pentagon Press, New Delhi, ISBN:978-81-8274-864-4.
  5. “Changing Security Environment in Indian Ocean: Decoding the Indian Strategy” (2019), Indian Foreign Affairs Journal, April-June, Vol.14, No.2, New Delhi, ISSN: 0973-3248, pp.137-148.
  • Group
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  • Teachings

Sandip Kumar Bal

Research Scholar

Mandakini Panda

Research Scholar

Group Alumni

Kalpana Das

Thesis Title : Development and Displacement in Odisha: A Comparative Study of NALCO and Rengali Dam Project

Asish Kumar Jena

Thesis Title : Asia-Pacific Power Dynamics: Strategic Implications and Options for India.

ShasankaSekhar Pati

Thesis Title : The US Military Intervention in Afghanistan (2001-13): Interests and Moves

Saswati Dash

Thesis Title : US-India Relations during the Presidency of Obama: A Study of the Emerging Power Realignment

Sangram Behari

Thesis Title : China’s Rise as a Global Power: Implications for India

  1. Tracking the evolution of India’s Foreign Policy as it seeks to play a proactive role in global politics; the policy initiatives, its engagement with neighbours and extended neighbours, middle level powers and major powers like the U.S., Russia and China, institutional adaptation, regional and multilateral diplomacy and security and strategic policies. 
  2. China’s Emergence as a ‘big’ power and its implications for world politics; its relations with Asian countries including India, the contours of its ‘new’ diplomacy.
  3. The strategic realignment in Indo-Pacific in the wake of China’s expansionist policies and emergence of QUAD.
  4. Odisha’s political journey as a state; the history, the processes and the actors.
Research Project (Completed) :
  1. Title: Energy Security and Sustainable Development : The Quest for Asian Consensus
  2. Sponsoring Agency: ICSSR
  3. Grant Amount: 6,50,000
  4. Role: Principal Investigator
  1. “Changing Security Environment in Indian Ocean: Decoding the Indian Strategy” (2019), Indian Foreign Affairs Journal, April-June, Vol.14, No.2, New Delhi, ISSN: 0973-3248, pp.137-148.
  2. “The Kashmir Tussle: India-Pakistan-China Tangle” (2019), World Focus, December, Vol.40, No.9, New Delhi, ISSN: 2230-8458, pp. 76-79.
  3. “Energy Security in Asia: The Challenges and Quest for Consensus” (2018), Political Discourse, June, Vol.4, No.1, Kurukhetra, ISSN: 2395-2229, pp. 21-32.
  4. “Trump’s Foreign Policy: From Walking the Talk to Talking the Walk” (2017), Indian Foreign Affairs Journal, Jan-March, Vol.12, No.1, New Delhi, ISSN: 0973-3248, pp. 36-41.
  5. China’s Silk Road and India’s Maritime Diplomacy” (2016), World Focus, September, Vol.37, No.9, New Delhi, ISSN: 2230-8458.
  6. “New Delhi-Tokyo Axis: Rebalancing the Regional Order in Asia” (2016), World Focus, March, Vol.37, No.3, New Delhi, ISSN: 2230-8458.
  7. “Regional Integration in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities for India and ASEAN” (2015), World Focus, September, Vol.36, No.9, New Delhi, ISSN:2230-8458.
  8. “The Changing Dynamics of ‘Power’ in Asia: Implications for India-China Relations” (2015), World Focus, June, Vol.36, No.6, New Delhi, ISSN: 2230-8458.
  9. “Modi’s Europe Visit: A New Chapter in India’s Foreign Policy”(2015), NAM Today, May, Vol.47, No.5, New Delhi, ISSN: 2347-3193.
  10. “Netaji’s ‘Swaraj’: A Free, Secular and Egalitarian India” (2015), World Focus, March, Vol.35, No.3, New Delhi, ISSN:2230-8458.
  11. “Deconstructing Indian Nationalism: A Journey through Culture and Philosophy” (2015), February       26, Web published on www.indusresearch.org/deconstructing-india-nationalism/ by Indus Research Centre, New Delhi. 
  12. “Dispute over South China Sea: A Threat to Asian Solidarity” (2013), World Focus, January, Vol.35, No.3, New Delhi, ISSN: 2230-8458.
  13. “Pakistan’s Nuclear Maneuvers: The China Factor” (2012), World Focus, January, Vol.33, No.1, New Delhi, ISSN: 2230-8458.
  14. “Gandhi and Jan Lokpal Movement: A Contemporary Debate” (2011), World Focus, September,Vol.31,No.14, New Delhi, ISSN:2230-8458.
  15. “India’s Push for Permanent Membership of Security Council: The China Factor” (2010), World Focus, November-December, Vol.31, No.11-12, New Delhi, ISSN: 2230-8458.
  16. “China’s Adaptation to Global Regimes: A Case for Paradigm Shift”(2010), World Focus,      September,Vol.31,No.9, New Delhi, ISSN:2230-8458.
  17. “A Theoretical Analysis of Regime Based Governance System in Post-Cold War Period” (2010), Meher Journal of Politics, Vol.1, Sambalpur, ISSN: 0976-8718

Book Chapters (National) :

  1. “New Delhi-Tokyo Axis: Towards A ‘New’ Regional Order in Asia” (2018), in Mohd. BadrulAlam (eds), India-Japan Relations in the Era of Globalisation, New Delhi: Gyan Publishing House, ISBN:978-81-212-1433-9.
  2. “Deconstructing Indian Nationalism: The Quest for Cultural Paradigms” (2018), in Shri Prakash Singh and Swadesh Singh (ed.), Cultural Nationalism: The Indian Perspective, New Delhi: Globus Press, ISBN:  978-93-82484-97-0.  
  3. “The Dynamics of ‘Change’ in Asia’s Power Relations: Analyzing the Interface between India and ASEAN” (2017), in GaddeOmprasad& Amit Kumar Gupta (ed), India’s Act East Policy through Northeast, New Delhi: Mittal Publishers, ISBN: 8183244963.
  4. “Politics in Odisha since Independence: Tracking the Journey of Chief Ministers”(2014)   in Arun Mohanty(eds), Emerging Odisha: Problems And Prospects,  New Delhi: Mittal Publishers, ISBN: 8183244963.
  5.  “The Impact of Jagganatha Cult on Odia Nationalism and ‘Identity’ Formation: A Contemporary Discourse” (2015) in Bibudharanjan and S.C. Panigrahi(ed), Navakalevar: The Myth and Mysticism, Puri: Prajnaloka.

Book Chapters (International) :

  1. “Unrelenting Challenge to Regional Stability: China’s Push for Control over South China Sea” (2019), in Chintamani Mahapatra(eds), Rise of the Indo-Pacific: Perspectives, Dimensions and Challenges, published by Indian Council of Social Science Research, Pentagon Press, Pentagon Press, New Delhi, ISBN: 978-93-86618-87-0.
  2. “India’s Push for Greater Engagement with West Asia: Problems and Prospects” (2018) in Chintamani Mahapatra and Netajee Abhinandan (ed), India’s Engagement with ‘Extended Neighbourhood’: Issues and Challenges, published by Roots Media, Toronto, ISBN: 978-0-9953465-0-5.
  3. “China-India Relations: Calibrated Bonhomie or Real Harmony?” (2016), in Jagganath Panda(eds), China Yearbook 2016-China’s Transition under Xi Jinping, published by Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, Pentagon Press, New Delhi, ISBN: 978-81-8274-907-8.
  4. “Changing Dynamics of Power in Asia and the Asian Century: Challenges and Opportunities for India and ASEAN” (2016) in Henrik Berglund, Mondira Dutta and Per Hilding (ed), Development and Regional Cooperation in Central Asia and South Asia: Euro-Asian Perspectives, published in joint collaboration between JNU and Stockholm University by Pentagon Press, New Delhi, ISBN:978-81-8274-864-4.

International Policy Briefs :

  1. “The Changing Power-Relations in the Indo-Pacific: Decoding New Delhi’s Strategic Outlook” (2021), Institute for Security & Development Policy, at https://www.isdp.eu/publication/the-changing-power-relations-in-the-indo-pacific-decoding-new-delhis-strategic-outlook/
  2. “China-India Contestations and the Indo-Pacific Paradigm” (2021), Centre on Asia and Globalisation, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, at https://lkyspp.nus.edu.sg/cag/publications/details/china-india-brief-177

Books Authored :

  1. China’s Adaptation to Global Regimes: Dilemmas and Debates (2011), published by Lambert Academic Publishing House, Germany, ISBN: 978-3-8454-1598-7
  2. Law is an Ass! Deconstructing China’s Rule of Law (2009), published by Mayur Publications, Bhubaneswar, ISBN: 978-81-89626-29-7.

Books Edited :

  1. India’s Engagement with ‘Extended Neighbourhood’: Issues and Challenges (co-edited with Prof. Chintamani Mahapatra 2018), published by Roots Media, Toronto, ISBN: 978-0-9953465-0-5.
  2. Acharya Harihara: An Illustrious Son of India (co-edited with Acharya Bhabananda 2003), published by Acharya Harihara Education Society in Collaboration with Mayur Publications, Bhubaneswar, ISBN: 978-81-89626-29-2.

Popular Books in Vernacular Language

  1. Naee O Neta(2012), an anthology of essays published in mainstream Odia Dailies and Magazines on contemporary socio-political issues, Cuttack Student Store, Cuttack
  2. Peta O AnyanyaGalpa (2013), an anthology of short stories, Timepass, Bhubaneswar, ISBN: 97-88-190-8537-19
  3. Pimpudi(2017), an anthology of short stories, Srujan, Cuttack
  4. Facebook re Bou(2021), an anthology of short stories, DibyaMaudrani, Bhubaneswar 

Teaching :

  1. Political Theory
  2. Global Politics
  3. International Relations
  4. Human Rights
  5. India’s Foreign Policy