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Rethinking Asia and International Relations: Rethinking Asia and International Relations


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This series provides thoughtful consideration both of the growing prominence of Asian actors on the global stage and the changes in the study and practice of world affairs that they provoke. It offers a comprehensive parallel assessment of the full spectrum of Asian states, organisations, and regions and their impact on the dynamics of global politics. The series encourages conversation on: ¢ What rules, norms, and strategic cultures are likely to dominate international life in the 'Asian Century'; ¢ How will global problems be reframed and addressed by a 'rising Asia'; ¢ Which institutions, actors, and states are likely to provide leadership during such 'shifts to the East'; ¢ Whether there is something distinctly 'Asian' about the emerging patterns of global politics. Such comprehensive engagement not only offers a critical assessment of the actual and prospective roles of Asian actors, but rethinks the concepts, practices, and frameworks of analysis of world politics.

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The European Union, China and Central Asia Global and Regional Cooperation in A New Era

The European Union, China and Central Asia: Global and Regional Cooperation in A New Era

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Fabienne Bossuyt, Bart Dessein
October 05, 2021

This book examines the involvement of the European Union (EU) and China in Central Asia and critically assesses the implications this has for the region as a whole. The volume adopts a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach, combining insights from International Relations, EU Studies, ...

China and Eurasia Rethinking Cooperation and Contradictions in the Era of Changing World Order

China and Eurasia: Rethinking Cooperation and Contradictions in the Era of Changing World Order

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Mher D Sahakyan, Heinz Gärtner
September 24, 2021

This book facilitates exchanges between scholars and researchers from around the world on China-Eurasia relations. Comparing perspectives and methodologies, it promotes interdisciplinary dialogue on China’s pivot towards Eurasia, the Belt and Road initiative, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization,...

China, the USA and Technological Supremacy in Europe

China, the USA and Technological Supremacy in Europe

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Csaba Moldicz
August 20, 2021

The book explores how technological competition is linked to the geopolitical contest between the US and China, and why Europe and the European Union (EU) have become involved in this competition for technological supremacy. China’s political and economic rise, the concurrent US withdrawal from the...

Maritime and Territorial Disputes in the South China Sea Faces of Power and Law in the Age of China’s rise

Maritime and Territorial Disputes in the South China Sea: Faces of Power and Law in the Age of China’s rise

1st Edition

Edited By Yih-Jye Hwang, Edmund Frettingham
March 10, 2021

This edited volume rethinks the relationship between power and law in the age of China’s rise by examining recent developments in the South China Sea (SCS). The contributors explore different interpretations of international law on the legal status of the contested islands and rocks and provide ...

Configuring the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Power, Interests and Status

Configuring the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: Power, Interests and Status

1st Edition

By Ian Tsung-Yen Chen
December 30, 2020

Studying the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) through the lens of international relations (IR) theory, Chen argues that it is inappropriate to treat the AIIB as either a revisionist or a complementary institution. Instead, the bank is still evolving and the interaction of power, ...

China’s Belt and Road Initiative Strategic and Economic Impacts on Central Asia, Southeast Asia, and Central Eastern Europe

China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Strategic and Economic Impacts on Central Asia, Southeast Asia, and Central Eastern Europe

1st Edition

Edited By Alfred Gerstl, Ute Wallenböck
November 30, 2020

This edited volume presents a trans-disciplinary and multifaceted assessment of the strategic and economic impacts of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) on three regions, namely Central Asia, Southeast Asia, and Central Eastern Europe. The contributions to this book demonstrate the requirement ...

China and Middle East Conflicts Responding to War and Rivalry from the Cold War to the Present

China and Middle East Conflicts: Responding to War and Rivalry from the Cold War to the Present

1st Edition

By Guy Burton
July 31, 2020

How do aspiring and established rising global powers respond to conflict? Using China, the book studies its response to wars and rivalries in the Middle East from the Cold War to the present. Since the People’s Republic was established in 1949, China has long been involved in the Middle East and ...

Regions in the Belt and Road Initiative

Regions in the Belt and Road Initiative

1st Edition

Edited By Jonathan Fulton
July 08, 2020

Introduced in 2013, China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has had a significant impact within Asia and across other regions. This book provides empirical case studies examining the relations between China and the states in specific regional groupings, including South-East Asia, Central Asia, South...

China’s Regional Relations in Comparative Perspective From Harmonious Neighbors to Strategic Partners

China’s Regional Relations in Comparative Perspective: From Harmonious Neighbors to Strategic Partners

1st Edition

By Steven F. Jackson
April 28, 2020

China’s relations with its neighbors have evolved since 1949, and in the 21st century many scholars argue that China’s rising power has led it to be increasingly domineering over those smaller countries in Northeast, Southeast, Central, and South Asia. The evolution of China’s regional relations ...

Japan and East Asian Integration Trade and Domestic Politics

Japan and East Asian Integration: Trade and Domestic Politics

1st Edition

By Jemma Kim
April 28, 2020

For almost fifty years Japan pursued a single-track approach focusing trade negotiation efforts exclusively on the global multilateral forum while shunning regionalism as harmful to the General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs/ World Trade Organisation system. However, following the tsunami disaster ...

The Impact of China’s Belt and Road Initiative From Asia to Europe

The Impact of China’s Belt and Road Initiative: From Asia to Europe

1st Edition

By Jeremy Garlick
December 04, 2019

This book merges macro- and micro-level analysis of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to dissect China’s aim in creating an integrated Eurasian continent through this single mega-project. BRI has been the source of much interest and confusion, as established frameworks of analysis seek to ...

India-US Relations in the Age of Uncertainty An uneasy courtship

India-US Relations in the Age of Uncertainty: An uneasy courtship

1st Edition

By B.M. Jain
July 29, 2019

In the initial phase of the Obama administration, India’s ruling class and strategic community formed a perception that the spirit of strategic partnership between the two countries might be diluted on account of China looming large in the priorities of this administration. Despite ...

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