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Acharya, Amitav

Works: 102 works in 579 publications in 3 languages and 18,536 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, wpr, Creator, Author of introduction, Other
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Most widely held works by Amitav Acharya
Asia rising : who is leading? by Amitav Acharya( )

17 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,542 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
Constructing a security community in Southeast Asia : ASEAN and the problem of regional order by Amitav Acharya( )

53 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,514 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
Singapore's foreign policy : the search for regional order by Amitav Acharya( )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,479 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 that realists tend to dismiss, but which Singapore has self-consciously tried to promote as instruments of regional order. The book first looks at the evolution of Singapore's foreign policy, before analyzing Singapore's international relations and national security in the context of economic growth and terrorism. It concludes with an interesting chapter on the impact of the rise of China and India on the regional landscape
Beyond Iraq : the future of world order( )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,432 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 present volume is a collection of essays exploring these issues, written by leading scholars in their respective fields. Importantly, the Iraq War has caused numerous long-term security and economic problems in Iraq (Chapter 1) and in the Middle East (Chapter 2). In addition, this war represents a failure of the Western liberals' project of establishing a liberal market democracy, and thes
Human security : from concept to practice : case studies from Northeast India and Orissa by Subrat K Singhdeo( )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,363 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( )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 1,350 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
Whose ideas matter? : agency and power in Asian regionalism by Amitav Acharya( )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,153 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. Whose Ideas Matter? is the first book to explore the diffusion of ideas and norms in the international system from the 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 the design and effectiveness of regional institutions in Asia such as SEATO, ASEAN, and the ASEAN Regional Forum. Amitav Acharya instead foregrounds the ideas of Asian policymakers, including their response to the global norms of sovereignty and nonintervention. Asian regional institutions are shaped by contestations and compromises involving emerging global norms and the 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 the global sovereignty regime and explains a remarkable continuity in the design and functions of Asian regional institutions
The making of Southeast Asia : international relations of a region by Amitav Acharya( )

37 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,107 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
UN peace operations and Asian security by Mely Cabellero-Anthony( )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an unparallelled analysis of the state of the United Nations peace operations and their impact on Asian security.This new volume examines new strategies being adopted by the UN; including doctrinal shifts in peace operation, and assesses the division of labour between the UN, regional organisation and non-governmental organisations/actors. Based on selected papers from mostly Asian scholars, the book offers regional perspectives from South, Southeast and Northeast Asia on the changing nature of UN Peace operations and analyses some of the core issues that are of critical relevance to regional security in Asia. In addition it reveals interesting new insights on the new players in the area of peace operations - i.e. China and Japan and considers their projected roles as defined by their respective security concepts. It also delves into issues of possible areas of concern caused by the new activism of these regional powers in peace operations. Finally, the book also revisits the significant lessons learnt from the UN experience in Cambodia and East Timor and examines their impact on future directions of peace operations. This book was previously published as a special issue of the leading journal International Peacekeeping
Indonesia matters : Asia's emerging democratic power by Amitav Acharya( )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 785 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"--
The end of American world order by Amitav Acharya( Book )

28 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and Chinese and held by 478 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
Civilizations in embrace : the spread of ideas and the transformation of power : India and Southeast Asia in the classical age by Amitav Acharya( )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 458 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
Crafting cooperation : regional international institutions in comparative perspective( Book )

12 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 417 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
New challenges for ASEAN : emerging policy issues by Amitav Acharya( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 350 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
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 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faktorer og policy-relationer som vil forene ASEAN's bidrag til regional sikkerhed og orden
Non-Western international relations theory : perspectives on and beyond Asia by Amitav Acharya( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acharya and Buzan introduce non-Western IR traditions to a Western IR audience, and challenge the dominance of Western theory. An international team of experts 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
U.S. military strategy in the Gulf by Amitav Acharya( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reassessing security cooperation in the Asia-Pacific : competition, congruence, and transformation by Amitav Acharya( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Non-traditional security in Asia : dilemmas in securitization by Ralf Emmers( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The security issues confronting Asia are complex. This book brings together regional perspectives from across Asia, to examine how the challenges are perceived and managed; drawing upon the concepts of securitization and desecuritization. It is aimed at those interested in security studies, international relations and development studies
Living with China : regional states and China through crises and turning points( Book )

16 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although much ink has been used debating China's rise and its implications for Asia and beyond, few have considered how its neighbours have been living with a rising China. This book fills that vacuum
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Asia rising : who is leading?
Constructing a security community in Southeast Asia : ASEAN and the problem of regional orderSingapore'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 orderWhose ideas matter? : agency and power in Asian regionalismUN peace operations and Asian securityCrafting cooperation : regional international institutions in comparative perspective
Alternative Names
Acharya, Amitav 1962-

Akaiya, Amitafu

Amitav Acharya.

Amitav Acharya 1962-....

Amitav Acharya American academic of Indian descent

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