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Power Transition and International Order in Asia: Issues and Challenges
     

Power Transition and International Order in Asia: Issues and Challenges

by Peter Shearman
 

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This edited volume examines how the transition and diffusion of power in global politics is impacting on stability and order in Asia.

Both in the academic field of International Relations (IR) and among policymakers, the big question today concerns the rise of China, the relative decline of the United States, and the increasing importance of Asia in global

Overview

This edited volume examines how the transition and diffusion of power in global politics is impacting on stability and order in Asia.

Both in the academic field of International Relations (IR) and among policymakers, the big question today concerns the rise of China, the relative decline of the United States, and the increasing importance of Asia in global politics. The level of impact the international power transition will have in the region remains unclear, but observers agree that Asia is a potential tinderbox for crises and conflict.

This volume brings together leading scholars from around the world to assess current thinking in IR on these issues. The authors apply appropriate theories and methods of analysis in their specific area of expertise to examine the likely effects of the changing global power distribution on Asia. There is also said to be an ongoing diffusion of power away from states to non-state actors in the region; hence, in addition to examining changing relations between the Great Powers, the book will also assess the implications that other actors, from terrorist groups, insurgents and organised crime syndicates, could have on stability and order.

This book will be of much interest to students of Asian politics, security studies, diplomacy and international relations.

 


 

 

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"The volume combines an impressive array of case studies that all contribute to the approaching of ‘Asia’ from multiple perspectives. In addition the analytical approaches differ interestingly between case studies – from historical description, to policy analysis, to prediction...Overall this was an excellent read and manages to inform the reader on some of the most contemporary issues facing Asia while providing both the historical backwards view and the forward-facing empirical view. It is highly recommended for both International Relations and Area Studies scholars of Asia."
Ryan Hartley, Tohoku University, East Asia Integration Studies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781136760037
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/23/2013
Series:
Asian Security Studies
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
248
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Peter Shearman teaches at Webster University in Bangkok. Previously he was Associate Professor of International Relations at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is the author, editor or co-editor of six books.

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