China and India in the Emerging Global Order

Amitav Acharya

in East of India, South of China

Published in print February 2017 | ISBN: 9780199461141
Published online April 2017 | e-ISBN: 9780199088904 | DOI:
China and India in the Emerging Global Order

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Despite the hype of Asia rising, Asian powers are yet to meet the expectations of their contribution to global governance. The argument here is that Asian powers are largely of a status-quo rather than revisionist orientation in that they are more interested in ‘rising’—that is, fulfilling their national power ambitions—than in contributing to global governance. One answer to the deficient role in global governance is to have more committed regional engagement. Regionalism can be a useful launching pad for their role in global governance. This challenge is especially crucial for India, which, after decades of isolation and estrangement, has a major opportunity to re-embrace Asia. In addressing their leadership deficit, both Asian powers can learn from Southeast Asia, specifically ASEAN’s approach of mutual restraint and accommodation through regional cooperation and legitimation.

Keywords: emerging global order; Asian powers; global governance; regionalism; regional legitimacy; revisionist orientation; national power ambitions

Chapter.  9013 words. 

Subjects: International Relations ; Asian Politics

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