International Relations of Asia

Author: David Shambaugh,Michael Yahuda

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442226412

Category: Political Science

Page: 452

View: 4571

As the world's most vital region, Asia embodies explosive economic growth, diverse political systems, vibrant societies, modernizing militaries, cutting-edge technologies, rich cultural traditions amid globalization, and strategic competition among major powers. As a result, international relations in Asia are evolving rapidly. In this fully updated and expanded volume, leading scholars offer the most current and definitive analysis available of Asia's regional relationships. They set developments in Asia in theoretical context, assess the role of leading external and regional powers, and consider the importance of subregional actors and linkages. Students and policy practitioners alike will find this book invaluable for understanding politics in contemporary Asia.
Release

Oxford Handbook of the International Relations of Asia

Author: Saadia M. Pekkanen,Rosemary Foot,John Ravenhill

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199916241

Category: Political Science

Page: 810

View: 7165

This handbook examines the theory and practice of international relations in Asia. Building on an investigation of how various theoretical approaches to international relations can elucidate Asia's empirical realities, authors examine the foreign relations and policies of major countries or sets of countries.
Release

South Asia in World Politics

Author: Devin T. Hagerty

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742525870

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

View: 5692

South Asia in World Politics offers a comprehensive introduction to the politics and international relations of South Asia, a key area encompassing the states of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. While U.S. interest has long been sporadic and reactive, 9/11 alerted Washington that paying only fitful attention to one of the world's most volatile and populous regions was a recipe for everyday instability, repeated international crises, major and minor wars, and conditions so chronically unsettled that they continue to provide a fertile breeding ground for transnational Islamic terrorism. Exploring the many facets of this dynamic region, the book also assesses U.S. policy toward Afghanistan and explains the importance of Bangladesh and Pakistan, two of only a handful of Islamic states with significant track records as democracies.
Release

The International Relations of Northeast Asia

Author: Samuel S. Kim

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742516953

Category: Political Science

Page: 370

View: 6501

Written by a team of leading scholars, this volume presents a variety of theoretical perspectives and case studies to offer a comprehensive analysis of the pressures that shape the policy choices of China, Russia, Japan, the United States, North and South Korea, and Taiwan.
Release

The International Politics of the Asia-Pacific

Author: Michael B. Yahuda

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415207983

Category: History

Page: 355

View: 9864

Michael Yahuda's extremely successful textbook introduces students to the International Politics of the Asia Pacific region since 1945.
Release

International Relations in Southeast Asia

The Struggle for Autonomy

Author: Donald E. Weatherbee

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442223014

Category: Political Science

Page: 378

View: 6808

This fully revised and updated edition of Donald E. Weatherbee’s widely praised text offers a clear and comprehensive introduction to international relations in contemporary Southeast Asia. An invaluable guide to the region, this lucid work will be an essential text for courses on Southeast Asia and on the international relations of the Asia-Pacific.
Release

International Relations Theory and the Asia-Pacific

Author: G. John. Ikenberry,Michael Mastanduno

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231500920

Category: Political Science

Page: 464

View: 5571

What will the Asia-Pacific rim look like in the years ahead? What tools will international relations theorists need to understand the complex relationship among China, Japan, and the United States as the three powers shape the economic and political future of this crucial region? Some of the best and most innovative scholars in international relations and Asian area studies gather here with the working premise that stability in the broader Asia-Pacific region is in large part a function of the behavior of, and relationships among, these three major powers. Each author analyzes the foreign policy behavior of one or more of these states and/or relations among them in an effort to make claims about the prospects for regional stability. Some of the chapters focus on security relationships, some on economic relations, and some on the interaction of the two. The authors do not promote any particular theoretical perspective, but instead draw on the full diversity of theoretical approaches in contemporary international relations scholarship to illuminate international interactions among the Pacific powers. The creative collaboration of international relations and Asian studies specialists presents the opportunity to assess the applicability of Western categories of analysis to the beliefs and behaviors of Asian actors. The scholars in this volume share the conviction that a deeper understanding of the effects of cultural divides between Asian and American policymakers is essential if the Pacific rim's economic and regional security is to be safeguarded.
Release

The International Politics of the Asia-Pacific

Author: Michael B. Yahuda

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415207973

Category: History

Page: 355

View: 2983

Michael Yahuda's extremely successful textbook introduces students to the International Politics of the Asia Pacific region since 1945.
Release

State, Society and International Relations in Asia

Author: Mehdi Parvizi Amineh

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9053567941

Category: Political Science

Page: 307

View: 3085

In this timely volume, M. Parvizi Amineh brings together a multitude of studies of modern Asian postcolonial states and societies. This part of the world has undergone major transitions over the past decade and is quickly becoming a major player in international policy and the global economy. Grounded in the most recent scholarship, State, Society and International Relations in Asia covers several large-scale global concerns, including nationalism, democratization, corruption, religious tension, globalization, and regionalization.
Release

China, the United States, and South-East Asia

Contending Perspectives on Politics, Security, and Economics

Author: Sheldon W. Simon,Evelyn Goh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134087047

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 1551

China’s emergence as a great power is a global concern that can potentially alter the structure of world politics. Its rise is multidimensional, affecting the political, security, and economic affairs of all states that comprise the world’s fastest developing region of the Asia-Pacific. Most of the recently published studies on China’s rise have focused on its relations with its immediate neighbours in Northeast Asia: Japan, the Koreas, Taiwan, and Russia. Less attention has been given to Southeast Asia’s relations with China. To address these issues, this volume, with its wide range of perspectives, will make a valuable contribution to the ongoing policy and academic dialogue on a rising China. It examines a range of perspectives on the nature of China’s rise and its implications for Southeast Asian states as well as US interests in the region. China, the United States and South-East Asia will be of great interest to students of Chinese politics, South-East Asian politics, regional security and international relations in general.
Release

The Nexus of Economics, Security, and International Relations in East Asia

Author: Avery Goldstein,Edward D. Mansfield

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804783349

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 4483

While, over the last 30 years, the global economy's center of gravity has shifted to East Asia, the region has remained surprisingly free of interstate military conflict. Yet this era of peace and growth has been punctuated by periodic reminders of enduring security problems in the region—from China's military modernization, to unresolved territorial disputes, to persistent tensions on the Korean peninsula. This volume is one of the first to treat these issues of economics and security as interconnected rather than separate. Its authors—leading scholars from the U.S. and China—shed new light on this important nexus by applying insights from a rich variety of approaches to explore and explain the dynamics of a region whose importance for students of both international political economy and international security has grown dramatically. They show that both economic and security 'fundamentals' matter if one is to understand the reasons for, and evaluate the durability of, East Asia's recent peace and prosperity.
Release

New Dynamics in East Asian Politics

Security, Political Economy, and Society

Author: Zhiqun Zhu

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441166211

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 1507

Using a comparative and thematic approach, this textbook looks at key aspects of the new dynamics in East Asian politics: security, political economy and society.
Release

International Relations in Southeast Asia

Between Bilateralism and Multilateralism

Author: N Ganesan,Ramses Amer

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian

ISBN: 9814279579

Category: Political Science

Page: 350

View: 4998

"The central theme of this book is the utility of bilateralism and multilateralism in Southeast Asia international relations. The intention was to examine a sufficient number of empirical cases in the Southeast Asian region since the mid-1970's so as to establish a pattern of interactions informing a wider audience of interactions unique to the region. Through these case studies, we seek to identify how this pattern of interaction compares with similar experiences elsewhere vis-a-vis the theoretical underpinnings of multilateralism and bilateralism. Consequently, this book also examines the theoretical drift in international relations literature at the broadest level and the overall drift of Southeast Asian international relations between the nations themselves and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)."--P. xv.
Release

The International Politics of Central Asia

Author: John Anderson

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719043734

Category: History

Page: 225

View: 2076

Central Asia is a fascinating region yet remote and unfamiliar to many people. This new study provides and introduction to the politics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgzstan, Ijikistan, Turkestan, and Uzbekistan.
Release

New Frontiers in China's Foreign Relations

Author: Allen Carlson,Xiao Ren

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739150251

Category: History

Page: 216

View: 7868

The book presents the views of leading Chinese and American scholars working in the fields of Chinese foreign policy, national security and international political economy. It seeks to challenge the conventional wisdom about China's recent rise, contending it is a much more complex and contested trend than it has often been portrayed to be.
Release

Japan's International Relations

Politics, Economics, and Security

Author: Glenn D. Hook

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415240980

Category: History

Page: 532

View: 9936

This comprehensive and user-friendly textbook provides a single volume resource for all those studying Japan's international relations. The book offers a clear and concise introduction to the most important aspects of Japan's role in the globalized economy of the twenty-first century. Japan's International Relations: * examines the historical context of Japan's emergence on to the world stage * looks at Japan's international relations in terms of the core issues of politics, economics and security * provides detailed accounts of Japan's key relationships with the US, East Asia, the EU and global institutions * explores the effects of contemporary events such as the Asian financial crisis and the launch of the Euro * is extensively illustrated throughout with statistics, maps, photographs, chapter summaries and suggestions for further reading It is essential reading for those studying Japanese politics and the international relations of the Asia Pacific, as well as US and European foreign policy.
Release

The New Global Politics of the Asia Pacific

Author: Michael K. Connors,Rémy Davison,Jörn Dosch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113445077X

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 7168

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Release

China Among Unequals

Asymmetric Foreign Relationships in Asia

Author: Brantly Womack

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814295280

Category: Political Science

Page: 540

View: 1406

China Among Unequals presents asymmetry theory, a new paradigm for the study of international relations, derived from China''s relationships with its neighbors and the world. The first collection of its kind, it brings together key writings on the theory and its applications to China''s basic foreign policy, particularly towards the United States and the rest of Asia. Starting with an exploration of the general theory of asymmetry, with particular attention given to such topics as human rights, soft power, regionalism, and asymmetric wars, the book then moves on to the fundamentals of China''s external relations, looking at the complexities created by its scale and broad range of neighbors. Traditional imperial relationships are analyzed, as well as China''s more recent emphasis on multipolarity. The third section deals with US-China ties - China''s most important relationship, and the only one in which it is in the more vulnerable position. The final section treats in detail the relationships between China and its Asian neighbors, including Southeast Asia and the complicated multilateral situations of Korea and Taiwan.
Release

Aspects of India's International Relations, 1700 to 2000

South Asia and the World

Author: Jayanta Kumar Ray

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 9788131708347

Category: India

Page: 634

View: 5661

This Volume Is A Modernist Study Of India'S International Relations, Which Traverses Pre-Colonial, Colonial And Postcolonial Perspectives. Its Fourteen Chapters Discuss Varied Subjects Related To South Asia'S Regional And International Relations, Like: (I) The Institutionalization Of British Paramountcy In India And Its Effect On The Region'S External Relations, As Well As Indigenous Responses To Colonial Rule (Ii) The Influence Of Domestic Variables Upon India'S International Relations (Iii) The Interspersing Of Ethnic, Economic And Religious Factors In The Making Of The British Indian Empire, And Later, Of The Indian State (Iv) The Paradigms Of Nature, Culture, State-Making On The One Hand, And Political Ecology And Cultural Politics Of Natural Resources On The Other (V) The Changing Character Of Foreign Corporate Involvement In India (Vi) The Development Of Science And Technology In India And The Activities Of The Armed Forces In India (Vii) The Fostering Of Formal Arrangements Such As Saarc Or Safta In South Asia And Informal Challenges To India'S Security From Non-State Actors (Viii) The Economic, Political And Cultural Consequences Of Globalization For India During The Imperial-Colonial Phases (Ix) The Evolution, In Creative Writing, Of A Discourse On The World Outside India And On India'S Relationship With It. This Volume Will Be Of Interest To Scholars And Students Of South Asian Studies, History, Political Science And International Relations, And Defence Studies.
Release

Southeast Asia

A Testament

Author: George McT. Kahin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113442311X

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 2450

Southeast Asia: A Testament covers the tragic history of post war Indonesia from its successful struggle against the Dutch to Suharto's bloody overthrow of Sukarno in 1965. It also gives a personal account of the US involvement in Indochina, where George Kahin was an early critic of the Vietnam war and struggled to open the eyes of policy makers to the historical, political and military realities of the Vietnamese situation. Kahin also witnessed the reluctant involvement of Cambodia in the conflict, and the 1970 coup against Prince Sihanouk which paved the way for the Communist accession to power. This book will be of interest to students of American diplomatic and foreign policy, Asian studies, and international relations. It is an engagingly written, often poignant personal account of George Kahin's experiences in Southeast Asia, ad as such will also appeal to the general reader.
Release