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Dr Jitendra Uttam


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Dr Jitendra Uttam is Assistant Professor in the Centre for East Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India. He has been awarded PhD Degree in 2002 from the Department of International Relations, Seoul National University, Korea on the comparative international political economy. His area of expertise includes international relations/political economy with particular reference to Asia.  He has published two books; first, ‘The Political Economy of Korea: Transition, Transformation and Turnaround’ (Palgrave Macmillan, Dec. 2014); and the second book, ‘Varieties of Capitalism in Asia: Beyond the Developmental State’, co-authored with David Hundt (London: Palgrave Macmillan, August 2017. His publications also include research papers in journals, book chapters and articles in news papers. He has presented several research papers at national and international conferences and lectured at various international institutions, universities and forums.

Affiliation(s) and current position at institute

Jawaharlal Nehru University

Assistant Professor

Kkeywords of research fields (both on Indo-Pacific and other)

East Asia, Asian Relations, India-Korea, Political Economy. Capitalism, Catch-up Development 

Works/publications on Indo-Pacific

Uttam, Jitendra & Chanwahn Kim, Shifting Contours of India’s Asian Relations: Domestic Constraints Versus International Opportunities, International Studies, 54 (1-4), (2018): 2-21.

Uttam, Jitendra Fractured Strategic Alliance, Restructured Economic Cooperation: Korea at the Helm of the Emerging Northeast Asian Order" in Werner Pascha and Bernhard Seliger (ed.), Towards a Northeast Asian Security Community: Implications for Korea’s Growth and Economic Development, New York: Springer, 2011, pp. 217-237.

Uttam, Jitendra, “Economics of a Regional Strategic Re-imagination: Korean Economic Interests in the Evolving Indo-Pacific Frame”, in an international Conference, ‘India-East Asia Relations: A South Korean Perspective’, on 30 July 2018 at KE Auditorium, Block IV, 5th Floor, CHRIST University, Bangalore.

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