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Ascending order: rising powers and the politics of status in international institution

Mukherjee, Rohan ORCID: 0000-0002-6712-6949 (2022) Ascending order: rising powers and the politics of status in international institution. Cambridge Studies in International Relations. (160). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9781009186810

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Identification Number: 10.1017/9781009186803


Why do rising powers sometimes challenge an international order that enables their growth, and at other times support an order that constrains them? Ascending Order offers the first comprehensive study of conflict and cooperation as new powers join the global arena. International institutions shape the choices of rising states as they pursue equal status with established powers. Open membership rules and fair decision-making procedures facilitate equality and cooperation, while exclusion and unfairness frequently produce conflict. Using original and robust archival evidence, the book examines these dynamics in three cases: the United States and the maritime laws of war in the mid-nineteenth century; Japan and naval arms control in the interwar period; and India and nuclear non-proliferation in the Cold War. This study shows that the future of contemporary international order depends on the ability of international institutions to address the status ambitions of rising powers such as China and India.

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Additional Information: © 2022 The Author
Divisions: International Relations
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D839 Post-war History, 1945 on
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2024 14:06
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 13:37

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