United States And Northeast Asia

United States And Northeast Asia

by G. John Ikenberry
     
 

Since World War II, the United States has played a crucial role in shaping Northeast Asian politics and economics. However, as this authoritative book shows, the Cold War's demise, September 11, and America's major strategic realignments have unleashed seismic changes in the region. China's rise, Japan's quest for a normal state, and the North Korean nuclear quagmire… See more details below

Overview

Since World War II, the United States has played a crucial role in shaping Northeast Asian politics and economics. However, as this authoritative book shows, the Cold War's demise, September 11, and America's major strategic realignments have unleashed seismic changes in the region. China's rise, Japan's quest for a normal state, and the North Korean nuclear quagmire are also potential flashpoints. Collective memories of past aggression as well as resurgent nationalism further complicate regional dynamics. But hopeful signs abound, as deepening economic interdependence; expanding social and cultural exchanges; and the proliferation of informal economic, social, and cultural networks have improved the chances for a peaceful evolution to a liberal and stable region.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742556386
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/2007
Series:
Asia in World Politics Series
Pages:
358
Product dimensions:
0.94(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

G. John Ikenberry is Albert G. Milbank Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University in the Department of Politics and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Chung-in Moon is professor of political science at Yonsei University and ambassador for international security affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Republic of Korea.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations     vii
Preface     ix
Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction: The Dynamics of Transition in Northeast Asia: Analytical Debates, Emerging Issues, and New Order   G. John Ikenberry   Chung-in Moon     1
The United States and Northeast Asia: Debates on Power, Reality, and Realignments
The Political Foundations of American Relations with East Asia   G. John Ikenberry     19
Power Transition, Institutions, and China's Rise in East Asia: Theoretical Expectations and Evidence   Avery Goldstein     39
Rethinking Japan as an Ordinary Country   Takashi Inoguchi   Paul Bacon     79
Defying Expectations: Russia's Missing Asian Revisionism   William C. Wohlforth     99
Korea as a Middle Power in the Northeast Asian Security Environment   Woosang Kim     123
North Korea: A Perpetual Rogue State?   Yongho Kim     143
Emerging Issues: Understanding Challenges to the United States
Challenging U.S. Military Hegemony: "Anti-Americanism" and Democracy in East Asia   Katharine H. S. Moon     167
Identity Politics, Nationalism, and the Future of Northeast Asian Order   Chung-in Moon   Seung-Won Suh     193
Managing the North Korean Nuclear Quagmire: Capability, Impacts, andProspects   Chung-in Moon     231
Designing New Order
Hegemonic Order, September 11, and the Consequences of the Bush Revolution   Michael Mastanduno     263
An Institutional Path: Community Building in Northeast Asia   Vinod K. Aggarwal   Min Gyo Koo     285
The United States and the East Asian Regional Order: Historical Recasting and Forecasting   Ki-Jung Kim   Myongsob Kim     309
Index     333
About the Contributors     341

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