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Acharya, Amitav

Works: 115 works in 661 publications in 3 languages and 23,095 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, wpr, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: DS526.7, 327.5
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Most widely held works by Amitav Acharya
Asia rising : who is leading? by Amitav Acharya( )

18 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"China, India and Japan are among the biggest players in the global economy today. However, Asia's future depends not just on its impressive growth rates or its immense natural resources and human talent: rather, it also hinges on the quality of leadership provided by the major nations and associations of Asia, and their ability to overcome persisting rivalries and respond to new transnational challenges." "Conflict and cooperation are the two central themes of this book - a collection of commentaries and opinion pieces by Professor Amitav Acharya from various newspapers and publications from 2002 to 2006. It covers a wide range of issues such as the rise of China, Asia's leadership legacy and the role of ASEAN. Also discussed are the late of democracy in Asia, and the implications of transnational dangers and the changing world order for Asia."--Jacket
The making of Southeast Asia : international relations of a region by Amitav Acharya( )

45 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Developing a framework to study "what makes a region," the author investigates the origins and evolution of Southeast Asian regionalism and international relations. He views the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) "from the bottom up"--As not only a U.S.-inspired ally in the Cold War struggle against communism but also an organization that reflects indigenous traditions. Although he deploys the notion of "imagined community" to examine the changes, especially since the Cold War, in the significance of ASEAN dealings for a regional identity, he insists that "imagination" is itself not a neutral but rather a culturally variable concept. The regional imagination in Southeast Asia imagines a community of nations different from NAFTA or NATO, the OAU, or the European Union
Singapore's foreign policy : the search for regional order by Amitav Acharya( )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The conventional understanding of Singapore's foreign policy can be summarized in three main propositions: first, it is dictated by the imperatives of being a small state; second, its primary purpose is to ensure Singapore's survival, given its small size; and third, this logic of survival dictates a realpolitik approach to foreign policy and national security. This book argues that an exclusively realist view of Singapore's foreign policy is inadequate. Singapore's foreign policy is also shaped by the positive effects of economic interdependence and regional institution-building - instruments
Beyond Iraq : the future of world order( )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How does the Iraq War affect the future world order? And what kinds of problems has this war brought about, and what is needed to remedy these problems, so as to reconstruct an order in Iraq and beyond? This volume is a collection of essays exploring these issues
Human security : from concept to practice : case studies from Northeast India and Orissa by Subrat K Singhdeo( )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction : Human security from concept to practice / Amitav Acharya, Subrat Kumar Singhdeo and M. Rajaretnam -- ch. 1. Constructing a human security governance index for Northeast India / Kalyan Das -- ch. 2. Human security mapping in conflict zones : The case of Northeast India / Nani G. Mahanta -- ch. 3. Conflict and development in the context of human security in Northeast India / Dilip Sarma [und weitere] -- ch. 4. A human security index for Orissa, India / Subrat Kumar Singhdeo and Manoranjan Mishra -- ch. 5. Human Security Impact Assessment (HSIA) : A suggested methodology / Biswaraj Patnaik -- ch. 6. People's perception of human security threats : A survey of three naxal-affected districts in Orissa, India / Subrat Kumar Singhdeo
Asia-Pacific security cooperation : national interests and regional order by See Seng Tan( )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 1,542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributors explore: why some forms of security cooperation and institutionalization in the Asia-Pacific are more feasible than others; bilateral security cooperation and emerging multilateral structures; and factors needed to develop complementary relationships between states. Patterns of change and continuity are identified and analyzed
Constructing a security community in Southeast Asia : ASEAN and the problem of regional order by Amitav Acharya( )

60 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book contains the most comprehensive and critical account available of the evolution of ASEAN's norms and the viability of the ASEAN Way of conflict management. It is an invaluable resource for students and scholars of Asian Studies, International Relations and Politics."--Jacket
Whose ideas matter? : agency and power in Asian regionalism by Amitav Acharya( )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asia is a crucial battleground for power and influence in the international system. It is also a theater of new experiments in regional cooperation that could redefine global order. This is the first book to explore the diffusion of ideas and norms in the international system from perspective of local actors, with Asian regional institutions as its main focus. There's no Asian equivalent of the EU or of NATO. Why has Asia, and in particular Southeast Asia, avoided such multilateral institutions? Most accounts focus on U.S. interests and perceptions or intraregional rivalries to explain design and effectiveness of regional institutions in Asia such as SEATO, ASEAN, and the ASEAN Regional Forum. Amitav Acharya instead presents the ideas of Asian policymakers, including their response to global norms of sovereignty and nonintervention. Asian regional institutions are shaped by contestations and compromises involving emerging global norms and preexisting beliefs and practices of local actors. Acharya terms this perspective "constitutive localization" and argues that international politics is not all about Western ideas and norms forcing their way into non-Western societies while the latter remain passive recipients. Rather, ideas are conditioned and accepted by local agents who shape the diffusion of ideas and norms in the international system. Acharya sketches a normative trajectory of Asian regionalism that constitutes an important contribution to global sovereignty regime and explains a remarkable continuity in design and functions of Asian regional institutions--Publisher's description
Crafting cooperation : regional international institutions in comparative perspective( )

17 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regional institutions are an increasingly prominent feature of world politics. Their characteristics and performance vary widely: some are highly legalistic and bureaucratic, while others are informal and flexible. They also differ in terms of inclusiveness, decision-making rules and commitment to the non-interference principle. This is the first book to offer a conceptual framework for comparing the design and effectiveness of regional international institutions, including the EU, NATO, ASEAN, OAS, AU and the Arab League. The case studies, by a group of leading scholars of regional institutions, offer a rigorous, historically informed analysis of the differences and similarities in institutions across Europe, Latin America, Asia, Middle East and Africa. The chapters provide a more theoretically and empirically diverse analysis of the design and efficacy of regional institutions than heretofore available
Indonesia matters : Asia's emerging democratic power by Amitav Acharya( )

17 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[This book] analyses Indonesia's foreign policy and international role under the democratic regime, with particular focus on its role as a leader of ASEAN, its relationship with the major powers of the Asia Pacific, and its place in global order of the 21st century"--
UN peace operations and Asian security by Mely Cabellero-Anthony( )

14 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"UN Peace Operations and Asian Security provides an unparalleled analysis of the state of the United Nations peace operations and its impact on Asian security. It examines new strategies being adopted by the UN, including doctrinal shifts in peace operation, and assesses the division of labour between the UN, regional organization and non-governmental organizations/actors."--BOOK JACKET
Non-Western international relations theory : perspectives on and beyond Asia by Amitav Acharya( )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Given that the world has moved well beyond the period of Western colonialism, and clearly into a durable period in which non-Western cultures have gained their political autonomy, it is long past time that non-Western voices had a higher profile in debates about international relations, not just as disciples of Western schools of thought, but as inventors of their own approaches. Western International Relations (IR) theory has had the advantage of being the first in the field, and has developed many valuable insights, but few would defend the position that it captures everything we need to know about world politics.This book ... aims to reinforce existing criticisms that IR theory is Western-focused and therefore misrepresents and misunderstands much of world history by introducing the reader to non-Western traditions, literature and histories relevant to how IR is conceptualised. Including case studies on China, Japan, South Korea, Southeast Asia, India and Islamic IR, this book redresses the imbalance and opens up a cross-cultural comparative perspective on how and why thinking about IR has developed in the way it has." --book cover
Civilizations in embrace : the spread of ideas and the transformation of power : India and Southeast Asia in the classical age by Amitav Acharya( )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study revisits one of the most extensive examples of the spread of ideas in the history of civilization: the diffusion of Indian religious and political ideas to Southeast Asia before the advent of Islam and European colonialism. Hindu and Buddhist concepts and symbols of kingship and statecraft helped to legitimize Southeast Asian rulers, and transform the political institutions and authority of Southeast Asia. But the process of this diffusion was not accompanied by imperialism, political hegemony, or "colonization" as conventionally understood. This book investigates different explanations of the spread of Indian ideas offered by scholars, including why and how it occurred and what were its key political and institutional outcomes. It challenges the view that strategic competition is a recurring phenomenon when civilizations encounter each other
The end of American world order by Amitav Acharya( Book )

34 editions published between 2014 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues the US has lost the ability to shape world order after its own interests and image, and will be replaced with a system that offers a choice of ideas, power, and leadership offered by regional forces and both old and emerging powers
New challenges for ASEAN : emerging policy issues by Amitav Acharya( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the past decade, the member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have experienced dramatic economic growth. But economic transformation has created a number of new policy challenges, which the ASEAN governments must address as they prepare for the twenty-first century. New Challenges for ASEAN examines some of the most important policy issues confronting ASEAN governments. These include the degradation of the maritime and urban environments, new strains on inter-ethnic relations, domestic and international pressures to ensure the protection of human rights, growing barriers to trade with the outside world, and security concerns arising from a changing regional balance of power. The responses of the ASEAN governments to these challenges, at domestic, regional, and international levels, are critically examined by a group of experts with longstanding interest in Southeast Asian affairs
U.S. military strategy in the Gulf by Amitav Acharya( Book )

19 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new regional order in South-east Asia : ASEAN in the post-Cold War era by Amitav Acharya( Book )

16 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faktorer og policy-relationer som vil forene ASEAN's bidrag til regional sikkerhed og orden
East of India, South of China : Sino-Indian encounters in Southeast Asia by Amitav Acharya( Book )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume will explore the role of India and China in regional geopolitics, with a focus on Southeast Asia. It highlights some of the key events and turning points in the evolving equations since the times of Jawaharlal Nehru, Indias first prime minister. In six chapters, it shows how Indias prominent position in devising the regional architecture in Asia was diluted after the Bandung era, especially after the Indo-China war in 1962. The author maintains that, relative to its earlier status as a major champion of Asian regionalism, India had become a political and diplomatic non-entity, if not a pariah, in Southeast Asia by the 1980s. While China emerged as the most important political entity in the region over the next three decades, India gradually made substantial inroads into the ASEAN scene, more so after its emergence as a 'rising' power in the post-Cold War era and economic reforms of 1991. 00This book revisits the question of contemporary Asian security from an Indian vantage point, posing critical questions about the future of regional leadership in Southeast Asia, and demonstrating how it depends as much on the India-China-Southeast Asia relationship as on China-US-Japan relations
Reassessing security cooperation in the Asia-Pacific : competition, congruence, and transformation by Amitav Acharya( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constructing global order : agency and change in world politics by Amitav Acharya( Book )

11 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For a long time, international relations scholars have adopted a narrow view of what is global order, who are its makers and managers, and what means they employ to realize their goals. Amitav Acharya argues that the nature and scope of agency in the global order - who creates it and how - needs to be redefined and broadened. Order is built not by material power alone, but also by ideas and norms. While the West designed the post-war order, the non-Western countries were not passive. They contested and redefined Western ideas and norms, and contributed new ones of their own making. This book examines such acts of agency, especially the redefinitions of sovereignty and security, shaping contemporary world politics. With the decline of Western dominance, ideas and agency from the Rest may make it possible to imagine and build a truly global order. --
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Asia rising : who is leading?
Singapore's foreign policy : the search for regional orderBeyond Iraq : the future of world orderHuman security : from concept to practice : case studies from Northeast India and OrissaAsia-Pacific security cooperation : national interests and regional orderConstructing a security community in Southeast Asia : ASEAN and the problem of regional orderWhose ideas matter? : agency and power in Asian regionalismCrafting cooperation : regional international institutions in comparative perspectiveUN peace operations and Asian security
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Acharya, Amitav 1962-

Akaiya, Amitafu

Amitav Acharya.

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Amitav Acharya académicu indiu

Amitav Acharya American academic of Indian descent

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