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Reviews, Essays, Book Talks on The End of American World Order


The End of American World Order was published by Polity in 2014. Oxford India brought out an imprint for South Asia (except Pakistan), Myanmar and Malaysia in 2015. The Chinese edition will be published by Shanghai People's Press in 2016.


Review in Political Studies Review, Vol.14, No.1 (2016)

Review by John Ikenberry in Foreign Affairs. (January-February 2015). 

Review by Joseph S. Nye, International Affairs, vol.90, no.5 (September 2014): 1246-7 (attached).

Review by SImon Reich, Political Science Quarterly, vol.130, no.1 (Spring 2015): 141-43. "pithy and discursive, if, at times, argumentative....Acharya has offered us a challenging vision of the future. Like most interesting work, this book raises more questions than it answers. We need to consider what questions a global research program built around this novel approach would address, what the appropriate methods should be in studying the relationship between regional and global institutions, and under what conditions scholars should focus on specific actors and processes rather than others. I hope that these will be some of the questions that Acharya chooses to engage in future work."

Review by Nayan Chanda, “The Greatest Show in the Multiplex,” Global Asia, 9 (2) (Summer 2014): 127.

Review by Oliver Stuenkel, “The New Decentralized World Order,”  The Diplomat, July 9, 2014.

Review by Shelley Walia "A Multiplex World" (A review of Amitav Acharya's The End of American World Order). Frontline, October 17, 2014.

Review by Lauren Young, The LSE Review of Books.


In the News

"The EU in a Multiplex World", by Antonio Missiroli, Director of the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS)

“Could It Happen Again? Leadership, restraint and tireless diplomacy must prevent another sleepwalk into global disaster", German Times , July 14, 2014, By Theo Sommer

"Who is going to take the lead in the world?” (in Polish),, January 13, 2015, by Bogdan Goralczyk.  English translation here

“Without the US, Europe is fighting a losing battle", (In German) Die Welt, 20 March 2015, by Thomas Straubhaar. English translation here


Book Talks

New York: Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, City University of New York, 1 May 2014 

Berlin: Free University of Berlin 24 May 2014

London:  Royal Institute of International Affairs, 27 May 2014

Paris, Sciences Po, 11 September 2014

Washington, D.C., Transatlantic Academy, 24 September 2014

Budapest, Central European University, 11 March 2015