1 A Multiplex World 1
2 The Rise and Fall of the Unipolar Moment 12
3 The Myths of Liberal Hegemony 33
4 Emerging Powers: The Hype of the Rest? 59
5 Regional Worlds 79
6 Worlds in Collusion 106
Notes and References 119
"In this challenging and stimulating book Amitav Acharya does not assume that the US is in terminal decline or will not continue to play a central role in world affairs. Rather he makes the much more interesting - and compelling - argument that the liberal order the United States created after World War II is on the wane with results that might be far less disturbing and dangerous than many Americans have hitherto assumed. A subtle and compelling study on one of the great issues of our day. A work that is bound to provoke widespread debate amongst policy-makers and academics alike."
?Michael Cox, London School of Economics
"An important contribution to the building debate over how to sustain international order in an era of profound change. Acharya foresees a more regionalized and pluralist order - a decentered world, but one linked together by networks and institutions. His vision is not just creative and provocative, but also a compelling prediction of where the world is likely headed."
?Charles Kupchan, Georgetown University
"The End of American World Order is thus extremely valuable contribution to the debate about the future of global order. Acharya's analysis is refreshing because its perspective is neither US-centric (such as the vast majority of leading thinkers in the discipline) nor anti-American."
?One does not have to go along with the alarmist view that the decline of the U.S. power is a harbinger of some global catastrophe or a bleak future. As succinctly and optimistically argued by Amitav Acharya, this decline, indeed, could very well be an unsurpassed saviour for both the U.S. and the rest of the world.?
"Amitav Acharyas The End of American World Order belongs to a new wave of scholarship on American Decline that arose after the financial crisis in 2008. In this debate, few works are as lucid as Acharyas book. Amitav Acharya has proved once more to be a prolific writer and presented a new idea, which should be taken into consideration by policy makers and scholars alike."
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