Asia Pacific in the New World Orderby Christopher Brook
Pub. Date: 01/28/1998
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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Asia-Pacific in the New World Order critically explores the notion that a distinctive regional power bloc is developing, linking countries bordering the Pacific, with East Asia at its core. This student-friendly volume sheds light on the complex interplay between
global, regional and national forces which have transformed the Asia-Pacific arena into one of the most vibrant and economically successful regions in the world. Historical narratives alongside geopolitical and geoeconomic perspectives are deployed to examine the shifting pattern of
power relations and security structures across the region, set within a wider world context. Key issues addressed include: the primary security problems of the region and how are they being resolved; the dynamic growth of the region, and particularly the rise of China as a challenge to
existing structures of world order. The text has a strong interdisciplinary flavor drawing on analytical approaches from international relations, political economy and political geography literature. Authors have been drawn from the Asia-Pacific region and the UK and all are established
scholars in their specialist fields.
Table of ContentsAnthony McGrew and Christopher Brook -- Introduction
PART 1: EVOLUTION
Chapter 1 Frank Gibney -- Pacific Ties: An Emerging Pacific Community?
Chapter 2 Colin Mackerras -- From Imperialism to the End of the Cold War
S. Javed Maswood -- The Rise of the Asia-Pacific
PART 2: THE NEW REGIONAL ORDER
Chapter 4 Barry Buzan -- The Asia-Pacific: What Sort of Region in What Sort of World?
Chapter 5 Joon Num Mak -- The Asia-Pacific Security Order
Chapter 6 Kenneth
Pyle -- Restructuring Foreign and Defence Policy: Japan
Chapter 7 Denny Roy -- Restructuring Foreign and Defence Policy: The Peoples Republic of China
Chapter 8 Anthony McGrew -- Restructuring Foreign and Defence Policy: The United States
Chapter 9 Nikki
Baker -- Restructuring Foreign and Defence Policy: Strategic Uncertainty and the Pacific Rim Middle Powers
Chapter 10 Richard Herr -- Restructuring Foreign and Defence Policy: The Pacific Islands
PART 3: A PACIFIC COMMUNITY?
Chapter 11 Christopher
Brook -- Regionalism and Globalism
Chapter 12 John Ravenhill -- The Growth of Intergovernmental Collaboration in the Asia-Pacific Region
Chapter 13 Lawrence T. Woods -- Regional Co-operation: The Transnational dimension
Chapter 14 Michael Smith -- The
European Union and the Asia-Pacific
Chapter 15 Gerald Segal -- The Asia-Pacific: What Kind of Challenge?
a prime text for courses in international relations in general and East Asian or Asia-Pacific international relations in particular (Professor Samuel S. Kim, East Asian Institute, Columbia University)
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