Asia Pacific in the New World Order

Asia Pacific in the New World Order

by Christopher Brook
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415172713

ISBN-13: 9780415172714

Pub. Date: 01/28/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415172714
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Series:
Open University Pacific Studies Course Series
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Anthony 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

Chapter 3

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?

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

INDEX

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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