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1st Edition

Handbook of Indo-Pacific Studies

  • Available for pre-order on January 6, 2023. Item will ship after January 27, 2023
ISBN 9781032359281
January 27, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge India
364 Pages 19 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This handbook explores the significance of Indo-Pacific in world politics. It shows how the re-emergence of the Indo-Pacific in international relations has fundamentally changed the approach to politics, economics, and security.

The volume:

• Explores the themes related to trade, politics and security for better understanding of the Indo-Pacific and the repercussions of the regions’ emergence;

• Studies different security and political issues in the region: military competition, maritime governance, strategic alliances and rivalries, and international conflicts;

• Analyzes various socio-economic dimensions of the Indo-Pacific like political systems, cultural and religious contexts, and trade and financial systems;

• Examines the strategies of various states and their approaches towards Indo-Pacific like the USA, Japan, India, and China;

• Covers the role of middle powers and small states in detail.

Interdisciplinary in approach and with essays from authors from around the world, the volume will be indispensable to scholars and researchers in the field of international relations, politics, and Asian studies.

Table of Contents

Introduction Part I: Theory of Indo-Pacific 1. Understanding Indo-Pacific: Historical Context and Evolving Dynamics 2. Understanding Indo-Pacific in geopolitical context Part II: Socio-economic issues 3. Political Economy of Indo-Pacific Development 4. Trade Regionalism in the Indo-Pacific 5. Impact of religion on the international relations in the Indo-Pacific 6. Authoritarian Regimes and their Evolution in the Indo-Pacific 7. Democracy in Indo-Pacific 8. Connectivity Strategies in Indo-Pacific and its Geopolitical Implications Part III: Political and Security issues 9. Military Power as an instrument of international politics in the Indo-Pacific 10. Energy security in the Indo-Pacific 11. Dynamics of Environmental Security in the Indo-Pacific 12. Strategic alliances and alignments in Indo-Pacific 13. Strategic rivalries in Indo-Pacific: Contest, Claims and Conflicts 14. International conflicts in the Indo-Pacific region 15. Maritime governance in Indo-Pacific: The European Conceptualization Part IV – Indo-Pacific strategies 16. The United States in the Indo-Pacific: An Overstretched Hegemon? 17. Chinese Conceptions of the Indo-Pacific: The Impact of Identity and History 18. India’s Tryst with “Indo-Pacific” 19. Japan’s Indo-Pacific Strategy: Free and Open Indo-Pacific as International Public Goods 20. The EU and the Indo-Pacific: The Path Towards a Comprehensive Strategy 21. Middle powers in the Indo-Pacific 22. Small powers in the Indo-Pacific: Strategies, Opportunities and Challenges 

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Barbara Kratiuk is a Research Fellow at the University of Warsaw.

Jeroen J.J. Van den Bosch currently works as an editor and project coordinator at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan (AMU).

Aleksandra Jaskólska is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies, University of Warsaw.

Yoichiro Sato currently teaches at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University