Multilateralism in the Indo-Pacific
Conceptual and Operational Challenges
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This book focuses on emerging new multilateralism in the Indo-Pacific and offers a useful analysis of various existing and evolving formulations and alignments in the region.
The book problematises the evolution, relevance and changing contours of emerging economic and security architectures and connects these to various unilateral and multilateral initiatives that undergird the overall transformation in these economic and strategic multilaterals in this region. The chapters offer a comprehensive overview of organisations and institutions, and the contributors provide their historical background and contemporary focus with implications for the future. Consequently, the book provides a balanced assessment of evolving trends elucidated by both its theoretical debates and empirical analyses. It assesses the outline and influence of non-traditional threats that have received only stand-alone, and not integrated, examination involving issues as climate change, piracy, smuggling and terrorist activity, triggering a whole gamut of humanitarian and disaster relief strategies.
Comprehensive in analysis and approach, the book will be of interest to scholars of Political Science, Foreign Policy, Security Studies, International Relations, International Political Economy and Area Studies, including Asian, East Asian or Indo-Pacific Studies.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1- Institutions, Issues, and Actors in the Indo-Pacific Swaran Singh and Reena Marwah Section 1 Decoding New Trends and Templates Chapter 2- Multilateralism in the Asia-Pacific Region: Genesis and Evolution Ashis Adhikary; Chapter 3- Multilateralism 2.0: Its emerging Contours Devyani Chaturvedi; Chapter 4- Economic multilateralism in the Indo-Pacific region Katyayinee Richhariya; Chapter 5- ASEAN Centrality in the Indo-Pacific Security Architecture Vignesh Ram; Chapter 6- Climate Change Challenges: A Study of Island States in the Indo-Pacific Madhura B. Bane; Section 2 New Regional Institutional Initiatives Chapter 7- Quad in the Indo-Pacific: Rhetoric versus Reality Rushali Saha; Chapter 8- Quad as Asian NATO: A Practical Proposition? Mahima Duggal; Chapter 9- Quad HADR Strategy for the Indo-Pacific Chanchal Sarowa; Chapter 10- RCEP: The New Paradigm of Economic Multilateralism Garima Sangwan; Chapter 11- BIMSTEC in the Indo-Pacific: Examining the Role of India Oindrila DattaGupta; Chapter 12- Five Eyes and the Evolving Indo Pacific Paradigm Swasti Rao; Chapter 13- Maritime Multilateralism: Examining Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative Silky Kaur
Swaran Singh is professor and chair of Centre for International Politics, Organization and Disarmament (CIPOD), School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University and president of the Association of Asia Scholars (New Delhi). He has published over a dozen books, including Revisiting Gandhi: Legacies for World Peace and National Integration (2022), Colonial Legacies and Contemporary Studies on China and Chineseness (2021) and Corridors of Engagement (2020). He regularly speaks and writes on Asian affairs.
Reena Marwah is professor at Jesus and Mary College, University of Delhi, India. She has published 16 books, including Re-imagining India Thailand Relations: A Multilateral and Bilateral Perspective (2020), China’s Economic Footprint in South and Southeast Asia: A Futuristic Perspective (2021) and India-Vietnam Relations: Development Dynamics and Strategic Alignment (2022).