Asia-Pacific Security: An Introduction

Asia-Pacific Security: An Introduction


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This textbook provides an introduction to the international relations and security environment of the contemporary Asia-Pacific. The international team of expert authors introduce security studies concepts and terminology, examine the key actors in the region, explore in-depth the traditional and non-traditional security challenges, and frame the Asia-Pacific's international politics through several different international relations theories. Major topics covered include U.S.-China relations, India and Japan's changing roles, middle powers and small states, the possibility of arms races, maritime security, terrorism and transnational crime, human security, and technology and security. Asia-Pacific Security is written accessibly for undergraduate or Master's students who are studying the region for the first time, and the book is intended to be a core text for courses relating to security studies or the international relations of the region. Special features for students include chapter summaries, study questions, guides to further reading, and an extensive glossary.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626163454
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 10/01/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 880,981
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Joanne Wallis is a senior lecturer at the Strategic and Defense Studies Centre, Australian National University, and the author of Constitution Making during State Building.

Andrew Carr is research fellow at the Strategic and Defense Studies Centre, Australian National University. He is the author of Winning the Peace: Australia's Campaign to Change the Asia-Pacific and coeditor of the journal Security Challenges.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Asia-Pacific Security Andrew Carr and Joanne WallisPart I: The Changing Asia-Pacific Security Order1. Can The United States Share Power In The Asia-Pacific? Brad Glosserman2 . Is China an Asia-Pacific Great Power?Lowell Dittmer3. Are India and Japan Potential Members of the Great Power Club?H. D. P. Envall and Ian Hall 4. Are Middle Powers on a Collision Course in the Asia-Pacific? Andrew Carr5. Why are Small States a Security Concern in the Asia-Pacific? Joanne Wallis

Part II: Current and Emerging Security Challenges6. Military Modernization and Arms-Racing in the Asia-PacificTim Huxley and Brendan Taylor7. Maritime Security: Will Asia’s Next War Occur at Sea? James Manicom8. What Threat do Terrorism and Insurgency Pose in the Asia-Pacific? Christopher Paul and Nick Nelson9. How Relevant are Internal and NonTraditional Security Challenges in the Asia Pacific? Alistair D.B. Cook10. How Is the Cyber Revolution Changing Asia-Pacific National Security Concerns? Rex B. Hughes

Part III: Security Solutions 11. Can Multilateralism and Security Communities Bring Security to the Asia-Pacific? Mathew Davies12. Is Human Security a Solution? Sarah TeittConclusion: What is the Asia-Pacific’s Likely Security Future? Brendan Taylor and William T. Tow

GlossaryList of ContributorsIndex

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Christopher W. Hughes

This text is distinguished by the integration of international relations theory into the study of substantive security issues in the Asia-Pacific. The individual chapters are empirically authoritative and speak to a comprehensive range of ‘traditional’ and ‘new’ security concerns. There is no other textbook with this value-added and it fills an important gap for students and researchers alike.

Amitav Acharya

This is a timely, comprehensive and highly readable introduction to security in the Asia Pacific region. It will serve as an invaluable tool for teaching, research and policy debates on the challenges facing the region and how to address them.

T.V. Paul

This is an excellent text book on Asia-Pacific security, combining theoretical and policy dimensions of the subject matter. The rich essays in it add to our understanding of the subject and scholars and practitioners alike will find them useful.

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