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The New Continentalism: Energy and Twenty-First-Century Eurasian Geopolitics

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In this groundbreaking book Kent E. Calder argues that a new transnational configuration is emerging in Asia, driven by economic growth, rising energy demand, and the erosion of longstanding geopolitical divisions. What Calder calls the New Silk Road—with a strengthening multi-faceted relationship between East Asia and the Middle East at its core—could eventually emerge as one of the world’s most important multilateral configurations. Straddling the border between comparative politics and international relations ...

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Overview

In this groundbreaking book Kent E. Calder argues that a new transnational configuration is emerging in Asia, driven by economic growth, rising energy demand, and the erosion of longstanding geopolitical divisions. What Calder calls the New Silk Road—with a strengthening multi-faceted relationship between East Asia and the Middle East at its core—could eventually emerge as one of the world’s most important multilateral configurations. Straddling the border between comparative politics and international relations theory, this important book will stimulate debate and discussion in both fields.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300171020
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 4/30/2012
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 1,404,773
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Kent E. Calder is Edwin O. Reischauer Professor and Director of the Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University.  The author of Pacific Alliance: Reviving U.S.–Japan Relations, Calder lives in Princeton, NJ.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables ix

List of Figures xi

List of Abbreviations xv

A Note on Conventions xvii

Preface xix

Introduction xxiii

1 The Challenge of a New World Emerging 1

2 Where Geography Still Matters 15

3 Six Critical Junctures and Eurasia's Transformation 47

4 Comparative Energy Producer Profiles 100

5 The Comparative Political Economy of Eurasian Petrostates 114

6 Energy-Insecure Asian Capitalist Consumers 151

7 Emerging Ententes Amid Complex Continentalism 199

8 Strategic Implications 247

9 Prospects and Policy Implications 274

Appendix A Profiles of Eurasian Growth 299

Appendix B Eurasian Continentalist Organizations 303

Notes 305

Bibliography 353

Index 367

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