People and Power in the Pacific: The Struggle for the Post-Cold War Order

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Table of Contents

Tables, Maps and Figures
Pt. I America's Pacific
1 The End of the Cold War in the Pacific 3
2 America's Contradictory Legacy 6
3 The Rise of a Pacific Power 9
The 'Black Ships' Arrive 9
The Clash of Empires 11
Creating the Postwar Bases Network 12
Forward Defense and Containment 13
Strategic Diplomacy as a Substitute for Force 16
Naval Backlash 17
4 US Pacific Command Today 20
Imperial Reach 20
Sexual Labor and the Military Economy 25
In Search of Enemies 26
5 Missionary Democracy and US Foreign Policy: the Uneasy Partnership 30
The Philippine Paradigm 30
Containment and the Democratic Mission 31
The Authoritarian Alternative 33
6 The Economic Dimension of Expansionism: from Agro-mineral Exploitation to Export-oriented Industrialization 37
Colonial Exploitation 37
Export-oriented Industrialization (EOI) 39
Labor Control: the Korean Model 42
Women Workers on the Cutting Edge 43
Economic Growth and Income Concentration 45
EOI and the Destruction of Agriculture 46
EOI and Political Instability 48
7 Ecological Disequilibrium 50
Destroying the Rainforests 50
The US and Export-oriented Forestry 52
The World Bank and Deforestation 53
The World Bank and the 'Big Dam Syndrome' 55
Depletion of Fisheries and Coastal Resources 56
The Costs of Chemical-intensive Agriculture 57
Industrialization and Toxification 59
Environmental Troubles and Threats to the Pacific Islands 61
8 Strategic Colonialism in the South Pacific 66
The US: from Trusteeship to Annexation 66
France and Nuclear Imperialism 70
Indonesia and the Politics of Lebensraum 73
Australia as 'Big Brother' 75
New Zealand: the Consequences of Defection 78
Pt. II The Japanese Ascendancy
9 Japan's New Regional Economy 83
Japan's Rise to Economic Supremacy 83
The Crisis of the NICs 86
The ASEAN Countries and Asia's 'Second Industrialization' 90
The Philippines Bypassed 95
China and Vietnam: the 'Last Frontier' 95
Japan and Australia: a Colonial Relationship? 98
10 The US-Japan Relationship: from Alliance to Antagonism 102
The Cold War and the Resurrection of Japan 102
Three US Reactions 102
The Japanese Reaction 106
The Question of Japanese Militarism 106
Balance of Power Politics 107
Pt. III A People's Pacific?
11 Towards a New Order in the Pacific 115
Threats to Peace, Old and New 115
An Alternative Pacific Order 117
An Alternative Security Framework 117
An Asia-Pacific Techno-trading Bloc 122
A Regional Congress of NGOs 124
Notes 126
Index 139
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