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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 Long Peace of East Asia

The Long Peace of East Asia

1st Edition

By Timo Kivimäki
October 19, 2016

The annual number of battle deaths from interstate and intra-state conflicts in East Asia has declined by 95% since 1979. During the past three decades, East Asia has been more peaceful than Europe, the Americas or any continent, in terms of battle deaths per capita. When generating theories on ...

Harmonious Intervention China's Quest for Relational Security

Harmonious Intervention: China's Quest for Relational Security

1st Edition

By Chiung-Chiu Huang, Chih-yu Shih
September 06, 2016

Two major features of international relations at the beginning of the 21st century are global governance and the rise of China. Global governance, advocating global norms, requires intervention into sovereign domains in defiance of those norms. However, an ascendant China adheres to a classic ...

Global Media and Public Diplomacy in Sino-Western Relations

Global Media and Public Diplomacy in Sino-Western Relations

1st Edition

Edited By Jia Gao, Catherine Ingram, Pookong Kee
August 09, 2016

Many researchers and China observers would agree that understanding how China pursues global communication is critical for assessing its growing soft power. While soft power as a concept has, in many ways, become almost inextricably linked with the PRC's (People's Republic of China) international ...

Contentious Integration Post-Cold War Japan-China Relations in the Asia-Pacific

Contentious Integration: Post-Cold War Japan-China Relations in the Asia-Pacific

1st Edition

By Chien-peng Chung
October 30, 2014

The Asian-Pacific is now one of the most important regions in the global system, where the interplay of integrative economic, geo-political and sociocultural processes provide increasing scope for regional leadership to be exercised, particularly by China and Japan. This book studies the ...

New Approaches to Human Security in the Asia-Pacific China, Japan and Australia

New Approaches to Human Security in the Asia-Pacific: China, Japan and Australia

1st Edition

By William T. Tow, David Walton
August 23, 2013

New Approaches to Human Security in the Asia-Pacific offers a distinctly Asia-Pacific-oriented perspective to one of the most discussed components of international security policy, human security. This volume of regional experts assess countries that have either spearheaded this form of security ...

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