Dr Priya Chacko

  Org Unit Politics and International Studies (POLIS)
  Email priya.chacko@adelaide.edu.au
  Telephone +61 8 8313 5088
  Location Floor/Room 4 08 ,  Napier Building ,   North Terrace

Priya Chacko is a Lecturer in International Politics in the School of History and Politics. She completed her BA (Hons)(First Class) at the University of Queensland and her PhD at the University of Adelaide. Prior to returning to Adelaide, she held teaching/research positions at universities in New Zealand and South Africa.

  • Identity and foreign policy in India
  • India and geoeconomics
  • Critical constructivist foreign policy analyis
  • The domestic and international politics of South Asia
  • The politics of social policy in India


Chacko, P. (ed.), (2016) The New Regional Geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific: DriversDynamics and Consequences (New York and London: Routledge)

Chacko, P. (2012), Indian Foreign Policy: The Politics of Postcolonial Identity from 1947 to 2004, London and New York: Routledge  


Book Chapters 

Chacko, P. (2016), ‘Cold War Economic Statecraft and India’s Political Economy in the Long 1970s’ in Bhagavan, M. (ed.), India and the Cold War, New Cold War History series, edited by Arne Westad, Chappel Hill: University of North Carolina Press (in press) 


Chacko, P. (2016), ‘The Decolonial Option: Toward and Ethic of Self-Securing’, in Nyman, J. and A. Burke (eds.), Ethical Security Studies: A new research agenda, New York and London: Routledge (in press) 


Chacko, P. (2016), ‘Introducing the Indo-Pacific: Dynamics, Drivers and Consequences of a New Regional Construction’, in Chacko, P. (ed.), The New Regional Geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific: Drivers, Dynamics and Consequences, New York and London: Routledge (in press) 


Chacko, P. (2016), ‘India and the Indo-Pacific: Regional Architectures and Maritime Dynamics’, in Chacko, P. (ed.), The New Regional Geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific: Drivers, Dynamics and Consequences, New York and London: Routledge (in press) 


Chacko, P. (2013) ‘India and the Indo-Pacific in New Delhi’s BRICS Calculus’ in Laying the BRICS of a New Global Order: The International Relations of the Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa Forum, Francis A. Kornegay and  Narnia Bohler-Muller (eds), (Pretoria: Africa Institute of South Africa)


Chacko, P. (2012), ‘Interpreting the "Rise of India"'’ in The Reluctant Superpower: Understanding India and its Aspirations, Amitabh Mattoo (ed.), Melbourne: Melbourne University Press 


Chacko, P. (2012), ‘IBSA in the Foreign Policy of a Rising India’ in Legacies, Identities and Dilemmas: Understanding Contemporary India and South Africa, Sujata Patel and Tina Uys (eds), London, New York, New Delhi: Routledge 


Chacko, P. (2011), 'The Internationalist Nationalist: Pursuing an Ethical Modernity with Jawaharlal Nehru', in Shilliam, R. (ed.) International Relations and Non-Western Thought: Imperialism, Colonialism and Investigations of Global Modernity, London & New York: Routledge. 


Journal Articles 

Chacko, P. (2016), ‘Foreign Policy, Ideas and State-building: India and the Politics of International Intervention’, Journal of International Relations and Development, (in press) (accepted 8 October 2015) (Impact factor: 0.767)


Chacko, P and A. Davis (2015), 'The Natural/Neglected Relationship: Liberalism, Identity and India-Australia Relations, Pacific Review, DOI:10.1080/09512748.2015.1100665 (Impact factor: 0.527)(ERA: A*)


Chacko, P and A. Davis (2015), ‘Myanmar and India: Regimes of Citizenship and the Limits of Geoeconomic Reengagement’ European Journal of East Asian Studies, 1(14) (ERA: A)


Chacko, P (2015) ‘Territorial Sovereignty in India and its Discontents’, Economic and Political Weekly,1 (7)  (ERA: B)


Chacko, P. (2014)  ‘Variegated Neoliberalisation in India and Africa: Toward a New Research Agenda’, Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, 25 (4) (ERA: B) (APSA 2013 list)


Chacko, P. and P. Mayer (2014) ‘The “Modi lahar [wave]” in the 2014 Indian national election: A critical realignment?’, Australian Journal of Political Science, 49 (3) (Impact factor: 0.840) (ERA: A)


Chacko, P. (2014), ‘The New Geoeconomics of a ‘Rising’ India: State Transformation and the Recasting of Foreign Policy’ Journal of Contemporary Asia, 45(2) (Impact factor: 1.345) (ERA: A)


Chacko, P. (2014), ‘The Rise of the Indo-Pacific: Understanding Ideational Change and Continuity in India’s Foreign Policy’ Australian Journal of International Affairs, 68 (4) (Impact factor: 0.273) (ERA: A)


Chacko, P. (2013) ‘A New Special Relationship? Power transitions, ontological security and India-US relations’, International Studies Perspectives, 15(3) (Impact factor: 0.652)


Chacko, P. (2011) 'The Search for a Scientific Temper: Nuclear Technology and the Ambivalence of India’s Postcolonial Modernity', Review of International Studies, 37: 185-208.  (Impact factor: 1.087) (ERA: A)


 Other Publications 

 Opinion Pieces and Policy Briefs

Chacko, P. (2015) ‘The honeymoon is over for India’s Modi thanks to Delhi’s AK67’, The Conversation, 16 February


Chacko, P. (2014). ‘Why India doesn’t support Western sanctions on Russia’, East Asia Forum, 6 May


Chacko, P. (2014). ‘BJP set to win but India’s challenges may bring its ‘Modi model’ undone’, The Conversation, 8 May.


Chacko, P. (2014). ‘Crisis of political legitimacy heralds change at the top in India’, The Conversation, 2 January.


Kornegay, F. and Chacko, P. (2013). ‘Toward a Delhi Declaration? India, IBSA and the Indo-Pacific’, FPRC Journal, no. 2, pp. 70-8.


Chacko, P (2013). ‘India and the Indo-Pacific: Three Approaches’, The Strategist, Australian Strategic Policy Institute, 24 January.


Chacko, P. (2012). ‘Three countries, one centre of gravity’, The Hindu, 12 December.


Chacko, P. (2012). India and the Indo-Pacific: An Emerging Regional Vision, Indo-Pacific Governance Research Centre Policy Brief, No. 5, November.



CategoriesInternational Relations
ExpertiseIndia; South Asia; foreign policy

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