This project examines reasons behind the Indian government’s decision on August 5th to remove the special status that was granted to the Kashmir region following the partition from Britain in 1947. In examining these reasons, the project analyzes the effects of the presence of nuclear arms in both the Indian and the Pakistani states, in terms of how it has influenced the conflict and the decision to change the status of Kashmir. Similarly, the domestic politics of India under the Modi administration are analyzed as a possible explanation, as well as the strategic culture and domestic relations in both Pakistan and India. Using the punctuated equilibrium theory, the stability-instability paradox, and a neoclassical realist framework, it is concluded that the domestic political situations are likely to have been a more deciding factor in the removal of the special status than the nuclear weapon situation.
|Uddannelser||Internationale Studier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor|
|Udgivelsesdato||16 dec. 2019|
|Vejledere||Michael Friederich Kluth|