Manjari Chatterjee Miller Authors New Book, Why Nations Rise

Manjari Chatterjee Miller, Associate Professor at the Pardee School of Global Studies and Director of the Rising Powers Initiative (RPI) at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, recently authored a new book titled Why Nations Rise: Narratives and the Path to Great Power. The book, published by Oxford University Press, explores the similarities and differences between China and India today while drawing on four historical cases of “rising powers”: the United States, Meiji Japan, the Netherlands, and Cold War Japan.

Prof. Miller is the Director of the Rising Powers Initiative (RPI), a new research program at the Pardee Center. The mission of RPI is to understand why rising powers flourish or fail in terms of security, governance, and health, and to understand the impact they have on the international orders of their time. RPI conducts interdisciplinary and policy-relevant research on five emerging powers with increasing global impact: China, India, Brazil, the European Union/Germany, and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Learn more about RPI at