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International Affairs and Global Issues

The following web page contains a selection of articles, book chapters and papers written by Professor Amitav Acharya.  They are meant for research purposes only.  These materials should NOT be cited without the expressed permission of the author.


“Comparative Regionalism: A Field Whose Time has Come,” The International Spectator, (March 2012), Vol. 47 No. 1: 3-15.

“Dialogue and Discovery: In Search of International Relations Theories Beyond the West,”Millennium: Journal of International Studies, (2011), Vol.39 No.3: 619–637.

“Norm Subsidiarity and Regional Orders: Sovereignty, Regionalism, and Rule-Making in the Third World,” International Studies Quarterly, (2011), Vol. 55: 95–123.

“The Emerging Regional Architecture of World Politics,” World Politics, (July 2007), Vol. 59 No. 4: 629-652.

“State Sovereignty After 9/11: Disorganised Hypocrisy,” Political Studies, (2007), Vol. 55: 274–296.

“International Relations and Area Studies: Towards a New Synthesis?” State of Security and International Studies, (2006), No. 2.

Book Chapters

“Ideas, Norms and Regional Orders,” International Relations Theory and Regional Transformation, T.V. Paul (editor), (Cambridge University Press, 2012), chapter 8.

“Human Security,” The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations, John Baylis, Steve Smith and Patricia Owens (editors), (Oxford University Press, 2008), chapter 28. 

“Multilateralism, Sovereignty and Normative Change in World Politics,” Multilateralism under Challenge? Power, International Order, and Structural Change, Edward Newman, Ramesh Thakur and John Tirman (edtors), (United Nations University Press, 2006) chapter 6.

 “Ethnocentrism and Emancipatory IR Theory,” (Dis)Placing Security: Critical Evaluations of the Boundaries of Security, Samantha Arnold and J. Marshall Beier (editors) (Centre for International and Security Studies, York University, 2000), chapter 1.


“Beyond Anarchy?: Third World Instability and International Order After the Cold War.”

“Blurred Vision? The Costs and Consequences of the Eisenhower Administration’s Collective Defense Pact Policy,” Discussion Paper for the Eisenhower Conference on The Path Taken and Not: President Dwight Eisenhower’s Visions of International Relations, The 2009 Eisenhower Symposium, organised by the School of International Service, American University, Washington, DC, 5 May 2009.

“Changing Conceptions of Security in the 21st Century: Power, Institutions, and Ideas,” Paper prepared for the Conference on “The Nexus Between Traditional and Non-Traditional Security Dynamic: Chinese Experiences Meet Global Challenges”, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, 18-20 September 2009.

Marcel F. Biato, Babacar Diallo, Fransciso E. Gonzalez, Toshiya Hoshino, Terence O'Brien, Gerrit Olivier and Yi Wang (co-authors), “Global Views on the European Union,” Chailot Paper, (November 2004), N. 72.

“Human Security and Global Order.”

“Preventive Diplomacy: A Concept Paper,” A Paper Prepared for the Workshop on Confidence-Building Measures in the Asia Pacific Region, Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific, Singapore, 30-31 October 1996.

David B. Dewitt (co-author), "Refugees, Security, and International Politics: The Principles and Practise of Burden-Sharing,"Draft Three, Centre for International and Strategic Studies, York University, Toronto, Canada (March 15, 1995).

“Regional Security Arrangements in a Multipolar World? The European Union in Global Perspective,” FES Briefing Paper (December 2004).

"Regional Security Complexes" in the Third World.”

“Rethinking International Order after September 11: Some Preliminary Reflections,” Paper Presented to The 4th Southeast Asian Conflict Studies Network (SEACSN) Regional Workshop,“Inter-state Conflict Resolution in Southeast Asia: Strategies, Mechanisms and Best Practices”, Penang,15 - 17 July 2002, Organized by The Southeast Asian Conflict Studies Network (SEACSN) Research and Education for Peace, School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (REPUSM).

“The Role of Regional Organizations: Are Views Changing?” Revised version of a paper Prepared for the Pacific Symposium, 2004, National Defense University, Washington, D.C. 22-23 April 2004.

“Security and Security Studies after September 11: Some Preliminary Reflections,” This paper incorporates sections of two previous papers by the author: Amitav Acharya, “State-Society Relations: Reordering Asia and the World After September 11”, in Ken Booth and Tim Dunne, eds., World in Collision: Terror and the Future of Global Order (London: Palgrave/ New York: St Martins, 2002); and “Diplomacy in Hard Times: Singapore Confronts Global Terrorism and Regional Regression”, Paper Presented to the Perspectives 2002 Conference, Organized by the Institute of Policy Studies, Singapore, 16th January 2002.

“Structural Change and Regional Conflict in the Post-Cold War Era.”