This book offers a succinct account of Pacific regional political economy from the dawn of the modem world system to projections of alternative futures. It addresses the cardinal policy values of economic growth, political order, and military security in the Pacific region.
1. The Dawning of a Pacific Century 2. East Meets West: Historical Background and Cultural Legacies 3. Convergent Goals, Divergent Conduct 4. Virtuous Cycle or Deleterious Feedback? 5. Looking Forward: Alternative Futures