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New Regional Geopolitics in the Indo-Pacific

Drivers, Dynamics and Consequences, 1st Edition

Edited by Priya Chacko


132 pages

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During the last twenty years, burgeoning transnational trade, investment and production linkages have emerged in the area between the Indian and Pacific Oceans. The appearance of this area of interdependence and interaction and its potential impact on global order has captured the attention of political leaders, and the concept of the Indo-Pacific region is increasingly appearing in international political discourse.

This book explores the emergence of the Indo-Pacific concept in different national settings. Chapters engage with critical theories of international relations, regionalism, geopolitics and geoeconomics in reflecting on the domestic and international drivers and foreign policy debates around the Indo-Pacific concept in Australia, India, the United States, Indonesia and Japan. They evaluate the reasons why the concept of the Indo-Pacific has captured the imaginations of policy makers and policy analysts in these countries and assess the implications of competing interpretations of the Indo-Pacific for conflict and cooperation in the region.

A significant contribution to the analysis of the emerging geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific, this book will be of interest to researchers in the field of Asian Studies, International Relations, Regionalism, Foreign Policy Analysis and Geopolitics.

Table of Contents

Introduction Priya Chacko Part 1: Understanding the Rise of the Indo-Pacific 1. Australia’s New Strategic Geography: Making and Sustaining an Indo-Pacific Defence Policy Rory Medcalf 2. Japan and the Indo-Pacific Purnendra Jain and Takenori Horimoto 3. India and the Indo-Pacific from Singh to Modi: Geopolitical and Geoeconomic Entanglements Priya Chacko 4. Climate Change as Comprehensive Security in the Continuum: Geostrategy and Geoeconomics in the Time and Place of the ‘Indo-Pacific’ Timothy Doyle 5. Indonesia’s New Geopolitics: Indo-Pacific or PACINDO? David Willis Part 2: Reflections on the Rise of the Indo-Pacific 6. China Anxieties in the Geopolitical Cartographies of the ‘Indo-Pacific’ Chengxin Pan 7. Imagining the Indo-Pacific Region Marijn Nieuwenhuis

About the Editor

Priya Chacko is a lecturer in international politics at the University of Adelaide, Australia. She is the author of Indian Foreign Policy: The Politics of Postcolonial Identity from 1947 to 2004 (2012), also published by Routledge.

About the Series

Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

The aim of this series is to publish original, high-quality work by both new and established scholars on all aspects of contemporary Asia.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies