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The Making of the Indian Atomic Bomb: Science, Secrecy and the Postcolonial State
* Acknowledgements * Preface * 1. Introduction * 2. Creating the Indian Atomic Energy Commission * 3. Postcolonial Modernity: Building Atomic Reactors in India * 4. Learning to Love the Bomb: TheExpand
Illicit Flows and Criminal Things: States, Borders, and the Other Side of Globalization
Acknowledgments Introduction: The Making of Illicitness Itty Abraham and Willem van Schendel 1. Spaces of Engagement: How Borderlands, Illicit Flows, and Territorial States Interlock Willem vanExpand
Introduction: The making of illicitness
From Bandung to NAM: Non-alignment and Indian Foreign Policy, 1947–65
Abstract This article seeks to clarify the relationship between non-alignment as the most distinctive feature of Indian foreign policy thinking during the Cold War and India's interest in helpingExpand
Ordering International Politics: Identity, Crisis, and Representational Force
  • Itty Abraham
  • Sociology
  • Perspectives on Politics
  • 24 February 2006
Ordering International Politics: Identity, Crisis, and Representational Force. By Janice Bially Mattern. New York and London: Routledge, 2005. 303p. $25.95. Janice Bially Mattern's impressive firstExpand
The Ambivalence of Nuclear Histories
This chapter argues that a discourse of “control,” authored by the overlapping narratives of academic proliferation studies and U.S. anti‐proliferation policy, has come to dominate our understandingExpand
Landscape and postcolonial science
This article draws attention to the framing of problems in the history and sociology of Indian science. It argues that physics in postcolonial India cannot be seen in isolation from the politicalExpand
Prehistory of Aadhaar: Body, Law, and Technology as Postcolonial Assemblage
Abstract This article seeks to go beyond the binary of elite concerns over privacy versus subaltern desires for recognition to understand the huge Indian biometric project, Aadhaar. It offers aExpand
US Imperialism and the Iraq War
The occupation of Iraq and the political geography of US military bases are not different manifestations of a common project. The latter is a vital component of the long-term strategy of USExpand
What (really) makes a country nuclear? Insights from nonnuclear Southeast Asia
Beginning with the question ‘what makes a country nuclear?’, this article goes on to argue that nuclearity is produced by the powerful formulations of a ‘totalitarian’ nuclear discourse. To break outExpand