Korea and East Asia: The Stony Road to Collective Security

Korea and East Asia: The Stony Road to Collective Security


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Korea and East Asia: The Stony Road to Collective Security by Rudiger Frank

Will the twenty-first century be the Asian century? Will the People’s Republic of China overtake the United States as the leading global superpower? Will an armed conflict break out on the Korean peninsula, and can it be contained? While opinions differ strongly, there seems to be a certain consensus that the East Asian region, roughly defined as Northeast Asia (China, the two Koreas, Japan and the Russian Far East) plus Southeast Asia (ASEAN), will be ever more globally significant in the years to come. This book critically addresses the potential of the liberal concept of collective security to provide a solution, with a focus on the Korean peninsula.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789004229105
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 10/04/2012
Series: Studies in East Asian Security and International Relations
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Rüdiger Frank is Professor of East Asian Economy and Society at the University of Vienna. His major research fields are socialist transformation in East Asia and Europe (with a focus on North Korea), state-business relations in East Asia, and regional integration in East Asia. His most recent books are: (with S. Burghart, eds., 2010) Driving Forces of Socialist Transformation: North Korea and the Experience of Europe and East Asia; (ed., 2011) Exploring North Korean Arts; and (with J. Hoare, P. Köllner and S. Pares, eds., 2011) Korea 2011: Politics, Economy, and Society.

John Swenson-Wright is the Fuji Bank University Senior Lecturer in Modern Japanese Studies and a fellow of Darwin College, Cambridge. His early research focused on early Cold War US-Japan foreign and security relations and was published as Unequal Allies? United States Security and Alliance Policy Towards Japan, 1945-1960 (2005). In addition, he is the editor of The Best Course Available. A Personal Account of the Secret US-Japan Okinawa Reversion Negotiations (2002). His current interest focuses on contemporary political and security interests in Northeast Asia, with particular reference to Japan and the Korean peninsula. He is an Associate Fellow at Chatham House.

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