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New book by Prof. Saadia Pekkanen analyzes Western scholarship & Asia’s power in global governance

October 17, 2016

Asian Designs: Governance in the Contemporary World Order, Book Cover

Professor Saadia Pekkanen, an expert in international political economy, international law, space security and policy, and the international relations of Japan/Asia, has launched her new book Asian Designs: Governance in the Contemporary World Order.

Based on the assumption that Asian nations are no longer “rising” powers in the world order but rather have risen, how will they conduct themselves in world politics? How will they deploy their considerable and growing power individually and collectively?

In Asian Designs, Pekkanen and her collaborators question and provide evidence on these core assumptions of Western scholarship for global governance. The book advances a new framework for debate and sophisticated examinations of institutional arrangements for several major issue areas in the world order―security, trade, environment, and public health.


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This publication was made possible in part by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. The statements made and views expressed are solely the responsibility of the author.