ISBN 9789382993544,Shaping the Emerging World: India and the Multilateral Order

Shaping the Emerging World: India and the Multilateral Order



Cambridge University Press

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9789382993544

ISBN-10 9382993541


Number of Pages 358 Pages
Language (English)

Indian Writing

The five major emerging national economies known as the BRICS-Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa-have gained on the world stage. For BRICS watchers, and anyone interested in the future of Indias burgeoning economy, twenty-two scholars have developed one of the most comprehensive volumes on India: Shaping the Emerging World.
India faces a defining period. Its status as a global power is not only recognized but increasingly institutionalized, even as geopolitical shifts create both opportunities and challenges. The country experienced rapid growth through participation in the existing multilateral order-now its development strategy makes it dependent on this order. Despite limitations, India increasingly has the ideas, people, and tools to shape the global order, in the words of Jawaharal Nehru, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. Will India keep its tryst with destiny and emerge as one of the shapers of the emerging international order? This volume seeks to answer that question.
Part I. Introduction
1. A Hesitant Rule Shaper?
Part II. Perspectives on Multilateralism
2. The Changing Dynamics of Indias Multilateralism
3. India and Multilateralism: A Practitioners Perspective
4. India as a Regional Power
Part III. Domestic and Regional Drivers
5. The Economic Imperative for Indias Multilateralism
6. What in the World Is India Able to Do? Indias State Capacity for Multilateralism
7. Indias Regional Disputes
8. From an Ocean of Peace to a Sea of Friends
9. Dilemmas of Sovereignty and Order: India and the UN Security Council
10. India and UN Peacekeeping: The Weight of History and a Lack of Strategy
11. From Defensive to Pragmatic Multilateralism and Back: Indias Approach to Multilateral Arms Control and Disarmament
12. Security in Cyberspace: Indias Multilateral Efforts
13. India and International Financial Institutions and Arrangements
14. Of Maps and Compasses: India in Multilateral Climate Negotiations
15. Indias Energy, Food, and Water Security: International Cooperation for Domestic Capacity
16. India and International Norms: R2P, Genocide Prevention, Human Rights, and Democracy
17. From Pluralism to Multilateralism? G-20, IBSA, BRICS, and BASIC
About the Author: Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu, Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Bruce Jones
Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu, Senior Fellow, Center on International Cooperation, New York University
Pratap Bhanu Mehta, President, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi
Bruce Jones, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy and Director, Managing Global Order project, Brookings Institution