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The End of American World Order.

By: Acharya, Amitav.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Hoboken : Wiley, 2014Description: 1 online resource (169 p.).ISBN: 9780745684635.Subject(s): Culture conflict -- Oceania | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The End of American World OrderDDC classification: 973.7 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Tables; Abbreviations; Acknowledgments; 1: A Multiplex World; 2: The Rise and Fall of the Unipolar Moment; The Fall and Rise of Declinism; 3: The Myths of Liberal Hegemony; Co-opting China; American Power and the Future of Multilateralism; 4: Emerging Powers; The Hype of the Rest?; The G-20: Promise and Performance; Power South and the Poor South; Norm-taking and Norm-making; Prospects; 5: Regional Worlds; Regions under Liberal Hegemony; Regionalism's Changing Purpose and Relevance; Europe as the Model: Limits of a Hegemonic Idea?; History
Foundational objectivesDomestic political structures; Pattern of security relationship with external powers; The Rerun of Hegemonic Regionalism?; 6: Worlds in Collusion; Notes and References; Index
Summary: The age of Western hegemony is over. Whether or not America itself is declining, the post-war liberal world order underpinned by US military, economic and ideological primacy and supported by global institutions serving its power and purpose, is coming to an end. But what will take its place? A Chinese world order? A re-constituted form of American hegemony? A regionalized system of global cooperation, including major and emerging powers? In this timely and provocative book, Amitav Acharya offers an incisive answer to this fundamental question. While the US will remain a major force in world a
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Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Tables; Abbreviations; Acknowledgments; 1: A Multiplex World; 2: The Rise and Fall of the Unipolar Moment; The Fall and Rise of Declinism; 3: The Myths of Liberal Hegemony; Co-opting China; American Power and the Future of Multilateralism; 4: Emerging Powers; The Hype of the Rest?; The G-20: Promise and Performance; Power South and the Poor South; Norm-taking and Norm-making; Prospects; 5: Regional Worlds; Regions under Liberal Hegemony; Regionalism's Changing Purpose and Relevance; Europe as the Model: Limits of a Hegemonic Idea?; History

Foundational objectivesDomestic political structures; Pattern of security relationship with external powers; The Rerun of Hegemonic Regionalism?; 6: Worlds in Collusion; Notes and References; Index

The age of Western hegemony is over. Whether or not America itself is declining, the post-war liberal world order underpinned by US military, economic and ideological primacy and supported by global institutions serving its power and purpose, is coming to an end. But what will take its place? A Chinese world order? A re-constituted form of American hegemony? A regionalized system of global cooperation, including major and emerging powers? In this timely and provocative book, Amitav Acharya offers an incisive answer to this fundamental question. While the US will remain a major force in world a

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This slim volume (do not let that fool you) raises big questions about taken for granted ideas in American international relations. The main one is the idea that US predominance (or "hegemony") after WW II brought forth a uniquely liberal international order. The parochialism that Acharya (American Univ.) says besets this field of study is illustrated by those who judge that US power is declining and those who do not agree that the end of hegemony would be bad for the world. Acharya shows that the postwar order was not all that benign, encompassing, or American, in terms of the ideas that gained real traction. Moreover, the question of US decline is a distraction, since the age of one power dominance has ended, and a new "decentered, complex, multidimensional" world order is coming into existence. One dimension that he pays close attention to is the growing role of regionalism, a phenomenon that internationalist-oriented Americans traditionally distrust. Acharya is more hopeful. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. --Robert Vitalis, University of Pennsylvania

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Amitav Acharya is Professor of International Relations at American University.

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