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Politics in Asia: Politics in Asia


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Politics in Asia has long been established as a source of distinctive and authoritative studies on the political life of Asia. The series covers a broad range of countries and aspects of politics, and includes volumes from some of the leading scholars working in the field.

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Japan's Relations with Southeast Asia The Fukuda Doctrine and Beyond

Japan's Relations with Southeast Asia: The Fukuda Doctrine and Beyond

1st Edition

Edited By Peng Er Lam
February 27, 2015

The Fukuda Doctrine has been the official blueprint to Japan’s foreign policy towards Southeast Asia since 1977. This book examines the Fukuda Doctrine in the context of Japan-Southeast Asia relations, and discusses the possibility of a non-realist approach in the imagining and conduct of ...

The Economy-Security Nexus in Northeast Asia

The Economy-Security Nexus in Northeast Asia

1st Edition

Edited By T.J. Pempel
February 27, 2015

The dynamics of Northeast Asia have traditionally been considered primarily in military and hard security terms or alternatively along their economic dimensions. This book argues that relations among the states of Northeast Asia are far more comprehensible when the mutually shaping interactions ...

Dictionary of the Modern Politics of Southeast Asia

Dictionary of the Modern Politics of Southeast Asia

4th Edition

By Joseph Chinyong Liow
December 11, 2014

The past two decades since the end of the Cold War have been years of remarkable change and transformation for Southeast Asia. Long seen as an arena for superpower rivalry, Southeast Asia is increasingly coming into its own by locating itself at the forefront of regional integration initiatives ...

Taiwan and Chinese Nationalism National Identity and Status in International Society

Taiwan and Chinese Nationalism: National Identity and Status in International Society

1st Edition

By Christopher Hughes
December 01, 2014

For China, Taiwan is next in line to be unified with the People's Republic after Hong Kong in 1997. China's claim on Taiwan is of great importance to the politics of Chinese Nationalism, and is central to the dynamics of power in this most volatile of regions. The democratic challenge from Taiwan ...

Constructing a Security Community in Southeast Asia ASEAN and the Problem of Regional Order

Constructing a Security Community in Southeast Asia: ASEAN and the Problem of Regional Order

3rd Edition

By Amitav Acharya
March 17, 2014

In this third edition of Constructing a Security Community in Southeast Asia, Amitav Acharya offers a comprehensive and critical account of the evolution of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) norms and the viability of the ASEAN way of conflict management. Building on the framework ...

China, Arms Control, and Non-Proliferation

China, Arms Control, and Non-Proliferation

1st Edition

By Wendy Frieman
July 26, 2013

China, Arms Control, and Non-Proliferation is an empirically and conceptually path-breaking book that documents China's participation in international arms control and non-proliferation regimes from 1985 to 2001. The book focuses on the distinction between US expectations of Chinese compliance, ...

Asia-Pacific Security Dynamics in the Obama Era A New World Emerging

Asia-Pacific Security Dynamics in the Obama Era: A New World Emerging

1st Edition

By S Mahmud Ali
January 03, 2014

This book examines the critical changes to the Asia-Pacific security architecture emerging in the context of shifts in the global order as the Obama Administration’s major strategic innovation and likely legacy unfold. The author reviews the state of the international security system during the ...

New Thinking about the Taiwan Issue Theoretical insights into its origins, dynamics, and prospects

New Thinking about the Taiwan Issue: Theoretical insights into its origins, dynamics, and prospects

1st Edition

Edited By Jean-Marc F. Blanchard, Dennis V. Hickey
January 03, 2014

The "Taiwan question" has long been considered one of the most complicated and explosive issues in global politics. In recent years, however, relations between Taiwan and the Chinese mainland have improved substantially to the surprise of many. In this ground-breaking collection, distinguished ...

Managing Political Change in Singapore The Elected Presidency

Managing Political Change in Singapore: The Elected Presidency

1st Edition

Edited By Lam Peng Er, Kevin Tan
March 13, 1997

The Singapore parliament's creation of an elected presidency in 1991 was the biggest constitutional and political change in Singapore's modern era. This multi-disciplinary study gathers papers from leading scholars in law, history, political science and economics to examine how political change is ...

Singapore's Foreign Policy Coping with Vulnerability

Singapore's Foreign Policy: Coping with Vulnerability

1st Edition

By Michael Leifer
August 16, 2000

In the years following its traumatic separation from Malaysia, Singapore has risen to become one of the leading economic powers in Southeast Asia. This economic strength has carried it through the recent East Asian economic crisis, as well as providing the resources for an excellent defence ...

The Future of North Korea

The Future of North Korea

1st Edition

Edited By Tsuneo Akaha
December 21, 2001

This volume explores the possibility of North Korea's'soft-landing' as the most desirable outcome on the Korean Peninsula. The collection of essays by noted students of Asian security examines the perspectives and interests of North and South Korea, the United States, China, Russia and Japan ...

Foreign Policy Making in Taiwan From Principle to Pragmatism

Foreign Policy Making in Taiwan: From Principle to Pragmatism

1st Edition

By Dennis V. Hickey
March 05, 2013

Following President Chen Sui-bian’s victory in the controversial 2004 presidential election, this book examines the future direction of Taiwan’s foreign policy, focusing on the internal and external forces that influence and shape the countries foreign policy decisions today. The author suggests ...

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