Shaping the Emerging World: India and the Multilateral Order by Waheguru Pal Singh SidhuShaping the Emerging World: India and the Multilateral Order by Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu

Shaping the Emerging World: India and the Multilateral Order

EditorWaheguru Pal Singh Sidhu, Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Bruce D. Jones

Paperback | August 6, 2013

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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. With critical interests in almost every multilateral regime and vital stakes in emerging ones, India has no choice but to influence the evolving multilateral order. If India seeks to affect the multilateral order, how will it do so? In the past, it had little choice but to be content with rule taking—adhering to existing international norms and institutions. Will it now focus on rule breaking—challenging the present order primarily for effect and seeking greater accommodation in existing institutions? Or will it focus on rule shaping—contributing in partnership with others to shape emerging norms and regimes, particularly on energy, food, climate, oceans, and cyber security? And how do India's troubled neighborhood, complex domestic politics, and limited capacity inhibit its rule-shaping ability?

Despite limitations, India increasingly has the ideas, people, and tools to shape the global order—in the words of Jawaharlal Nehru, "not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially." Will India emerge as one of the shapers of the emerging international order? This volume seeks to answer that question.

Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu is a senior fellow at New York University's Center on International Cooperation and a regular columnist on international strategic issues for the Mint newspaper in India. Pratap Bhanu Mehta is president of the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi. Bruce Jones is a senior fellow and director of the Manag...
Title:Shaping the Emerging World: India and the Multilateral OrderFormat:PaperbackDimensions:358 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:August 6, 2013Publisher:Brookings Institution PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0815725140

ISBN - 13:9780815725145


Editorial Reviews

. Shaping the Emerging World... offers a stimulating and insightful look at a diverserange of issues related to India's growing engagement with multilateralism. Thiscollection of well-argued essays, rich in nuanced analysis,... will deepen theserious reader's understanding of Indian diplomacy in an increasingly multilateralworld. This book is a valuable contribution to an insufficiently studied aspect ofIndian foreign policy..—Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Minister of State for Human Resource Development,India