The Many Faces of Asian Security / Edition 1

The Many Faces of Asian Security / Edition 1

by Sheldon W. Simon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742516652

ISBN-13: 9780742516656

Pub. Date: 08/28/2001

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Political developments in the post-Cold War era, the intensification of globalization, and the rapid spread of technology are forcing a reevaluation of the meaning of security. Traditional security is no longer the singular concern of the world powers, and new forms of security have become relevant to a growing number of countries. "The Many Faces of Asian Security"

Overview

Political developments in the post-Cold War era, the intensification of globalization, and the rapid spread of technology are forcing a reevaluation of the meaning of security. Traditional security is no longer the singular concern of the world powers, and new forms of security have become relevant to a growing number of countries. "The Many Faces of Asian Security" provides a comprehensive assessment of these developments in the Asia-Pacific region. The book begins with an examination of traditional security concerns—military capabilities, balance of power, territorial and resource disputes, the effects of new technologies on military strategy, and the problems involved in maintaining sovereignty in the face of globalization. It then introduces the new security issues that have become important in Asia since the end of the Cold War—economic and financial stability in the wake of the financial crisis, the spillover effects of environmental degradation, human rights and political stability, and the impact of transnational crime. Eleven leading specialists on Asia evaluate the types of, and approaches to, Asian security that have been emerging over the past decade. Their wide-ranging and incisive discussions will be of interest to policymakers, scholars, and students alike.

Author Biography: Sheldon W. Simon is professor of political science at Arizona State University.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742516656
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.74(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Acronymsvii
Acknowledgmentsix
Introduction1
Part I
1Rescuing Realism from the Realists: A Theoretical Note on East Asian Security15
2Asian Armed Forces: Internal and External Tasks and Capabilities49
3Technology and the Military Face of Asian Security71
4Goldilocks's Problem: Rethinking Security and Sovereignty in Asia89
Part II
5The Changing Face of Economic Security in Asia115
6Environment, Development, and Security in Southeast Asia141
7Democracy, Human Rights, and Security in Asia165
8Transnational Crime and Asia-Pacific Security197
Conclusion: Forward to the Past?231
Index243
About the Editor253
About the Contributors255
About NBR259

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