The main theme of this book is that security is not just about defence from external attack, but embraces the protection of identity and values which cultures regard as important, and which they may regard as worth fighting for. It examines Asia Pacific security from the perspective of the values and identities of the major actors in the region - China, Japan, the Koreas and the USA.
Table of Contents
Preface Glossary 1. Values and Identities 2. China, Values and Identity and the Significance of Taiwan 3. Values, Identity and Japanese Security 4. The Korean Peninsula 5. Values and Identity in US Asia Pacific Policy 6. Values, Identity and Asia Pacific Regionalism 7. Values, Identity and Asia Pacific Security Bibliography
Leszek Buszynski is Professor of International Relations at the Graduate School of International Relations, International University of Japan. He has previously been with the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, and the Department of Political Science at the National University of Singapore. He has published extensively on Asia Pacific security issues.