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(p. v) Acknowledgements

(p. v) Acknowledgements

The Editors would like to thank Dominic Byatt, Commissioning Editor for Humanities and Social Sciences at Oxford University Press whose idea this volume was and who has been unfailingly supportive of it and of them. We are also very grateful to his associates Olivia Wells, Sudhakar Sandacoumar, Jo North, and Joy Mellor all of whom managed challenging aspects of production superbly.

This project would never have been possible without the active encouragement and generous funding of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada and the Centre on Global Governance Innovation (CIGI), both with deep links to India. In particular, we would like to thank Bruce Currie Alder and Anindya Chatterjee of IDRC and Rohinton Medhora, the President of CIGI, for taking such a strong interest in the project.

We are very grateful to the Centre for Policy Research (CPR) in New Delhi, its President, Pratap Bhanu Mehta, and its Board, for agreeing to host this project, no small undertaking. The Observer Research Foundation (ORF), also of New Delhi, was also consistently supportive. Within CPR, Dr Pallavi Raghavan (also an author in the volume) with great dedication took on the task of project coordination. She was ably assisted at various times by Sandeep Bhardwaj (CPR), Swetha Murali (CPR), Kalathmika Natarajan (CPR), Saawani Raje (CPR), Rishika Chauhan (ORF), and Ritika Passi (ORF).

We thank the ORF for hosting a very pleasant and productive interaction over dinner between the authors who attended the project workshop in January 2014 and the leading lights of the foreign policy community in the capital. We are especially grateful to the then National Security Adviser, Shivshankar Menon, who joined the dinner conversation on India’s foreign policy with remarks and an extended response to a wide range of questions and comments.

David Malone is very grateful to the Council of the United Nations University (UNU) and, in particular, to its Chairman, Dr Mohamed Hassan, for encouraging and supporting him to pursue independent research and writing during his tenure at UNU. He is also much indebted to Alexandra Ivanovic, Nancy Roberts, Lee Schrader, and Anthony Yazaki for their assistance with proofs and copy edits of the volume under considerable time pressures.

Above all, we are grateful to our generally very busy authors who humoured us through several drafts of their excellent contributions.

D.M.M., C.R.M., S.R.

January 2015 (p. vi)