India faces a defining period. Its status as a global power is not only recognized butincreasingly institutionalized, even as geopolitical shifts create both opportunities andchallenges. With critical interests in almost every multilateral regime and vital stakesin emerging ones, India has no choice but to influence the evolving multilateral order. If India seeks to affect the multilateral order, how will it do so? In the past, it had littlechoice but to be content with rule taking-adhering to existing international norms andinstitutions. Will it now focus on rule breaking-challenging the present order primarilyfor effect and seeking greater accommodation in existing institutions? Or will it focuson rule shaping-contributing in partnership with others to shape emerging norms andregimes, particularly on energy, food, climate, oceans, and cyber security? And how doIndia's troubled neighborhood, complex domestic politics, and limited capacity inhibitits rule-shaping ability?Despite limitations, India increasingly has the ideas, people, and tools to shape theglobal order-in the words of Jawaharlal Nehru, "e;not wholly or in full measure, but verysubstantially."e; Will India emerge as one of the shapers of the emerging internationalorder? This volume seeks to answer that question.
Shaping the Emerging World
Brookings Institution Press
India and the Multilateral Order
Education & Reference