492 Pages 19 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    This handbook explores the significance of the 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 region's emergence
    • studies different security and political issues in the region: military competition, maritime governance, strategic alliances and rivalries, and international conflicts
    • analyses various socio-economic dimensions of the Indo-Pacific, such as political systems, cultural and religious contexts, and trade and financial systems
    • examines the strategies of various states, such as the United States, Japan, India and China, and their approaches towards the Indo-Pacific
    • covers the role of middle powers and small states in detail

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


    Barbara Kratiuk 

    Part I: Theory of Indo-Pacific 


    1. Understanding Indo-Pacific: Historical Context and Evolving Dynamics

    Shankari Sundararaman 


    2. Understanding Indo-Pacific in geopolitical context

    Stefano Pelaggi, Lorenzo Termine


    Part II: Socio-economic issues 


    3. Political Economy of Indo-Pacific Development

    Karina Jedrzejowska


    4. Trade Regionalism in the Indo-Pacific

    Anna Wrobel 


    5. Impact of religion on the international relations in the Indo-Pacific

    Aleksandra Jaskolska 


    6. Authoritarian Regimes and their Evolution in the Indo-Pacific

    Jeroen Van den Bosch 


    7. Democracy in Indo-Pacific

    Bhaswati Sarkar 


    8. Connectivity Strategies in Indo-Pacific and its Geopolitical Implications

    Gulshan Sachdeva 


    Part III: Political and Security issues 


    9. Military Power as an instrument of international politics in the Indo-Pacific

    Rafał Wiśniewski 


    10. Energy security in the Indo-Pacific

    Rafal Ulatowski 


    11. Dynamics of Environmental Security in the Indo-Pacific

    Jayati Srivastava 


    12. Strategic alliances and alignments in Indo-Pacific

    Barbara Kratiuk 


    13. Strategic rivalries in Indo-Pacific: Contest, Claims and Conflicts

    Astha Chadha 



    14. International conflicts in the Indo-Pacific region

    Przemysław Osiewicz  


    15. Maritime governance in Indo-Pacific: The European Conceptualization

    Tomasz Łukaszuk 


    Part IV – Indo-Pacific strategies 


    16. The United States in the Indo-Pacific: An Overstretched Hegemon?  

    Yoichiro Sato 


    17. Chinese Conceptions of the Indo-Pacific: The Impact of Identity and History

    Chris Ogden and Catherine Jones


    18. India’s Tryst with “Indo-Pacific”

    Jittendra Uttam 


    19. Japan’s Indo-Pacific Strategy: Free and Open Indo-Pacific as International Public Goods

    Yoshimatsu Hidetaka  


    20. The EU and the Indo-Pacific: The Path Towards a Comprehensive Strategy

    Andrea Carteny and Elena Tosti Di Stefano 


    21. Middle powers in the Indo-Pacific 

    Tran Phuong Thao   


    22. Small powers in the Indo-Pacific: Strategies, Opportunities and Challenges 

    Paolo Pizzolo and Stefano Pelaggi


    Barbara Kratiuk currently works at the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland.

    Jeroen J.J. Van den Bosch currently works as an editor and project coordinator at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland.

    Aleksandra Jaskólska currently works at the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland.

    Yoichiro Sato currently teaches at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan.