The Security Dilemmas of Southeast Asia

The Security Dilemmas of Southeast Asia

by Alan Collins
     
 

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The Security Dilemmas of Southeast Asia utilizes a key security concept to examine one of the most dramatic regions of the world. Focusing on ethnic tensions, intra-ASEAN rivalries and the emergence of Chinese hegemony, the security dilemma is used to provide insights into a wide range of the region's contemporary security issues. In addition, the book

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The Security Dilemmas of Southeast Asia utilizes a key security concept to examine one of the most dramatic regions of the world. Focusing on ethnic tensions, intra-ASEAN rivalries and the emergence of Chinese hegemony, the security dilemma is used to provide insights into a wide range of the region's contemporary security issues. In addition, the book expounds upon some of the new uses of the security dilemma, exploring both its applicability to ethnic tensions and a new variant, a state-induced security dilemma.

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Using the recently revived concept of the security dilemma as a lens, Collins (politics, U. of Wales-Swansea) examines ethnic tensions, intra-ASEAN rivalries, and China's emergence as a regional great power, three of security issues facing the region. He locates the analysis of ethnic tensions in Burma and Malaysia, among others, within the security literature of the Third World; argues that the ASEAN way helped mitigate the security dilemma during the region's arms build up; and sees China emerging as a benign hegemon for its southern neighbors. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312235253
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
11/28/2000
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
5.73(w) x 8.86(h) x 0.90(d)

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Alan Collins is Lecturer in the Department of Political Theory and Government at the University of Wales, Swansea.

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