The Emerging Regional Architecture of World Politics

  title={The Emerging Regional Architecture of World Politics},
  author={Amitav Acharya},
  journal={World Politics},
  pages={629 - 652}
This article examines the importance of regions in shaping world order. Reviewing two recent books that claim that the contemporary world order is an increasingly regionalized one, the author argues that regions matter to the extent they can be relatively autonomous entities. While both books accept that regions are social constructs, their answer to the question of who makes regions reflects a bias in favor of powerful actors. A regional understanding of world politics should pay more… Expand
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