276 pages | 5 B/W Illus.
Investigating the dynamics of balancing patterns in the Asia-Pacific, this book focuses particularly on the contribution of great powers and middle powers to regional stability. Taking the US and China as great powers, and using ASEAN, Russia, Australia and South Korea as example of middle powers, the author addresses the following questions:
The Balance of Power in Asia-Pacific Security makes a persuasive contribution to the debate on the US-China relationship. Interviews with policy practitioners and academics in the region offer a systematic analysis of the complexities of Asia-Pacific security.
Providing conceptual insights, this book gives a fresh understanding of the mechanisms necessary to maintain regional stability and explains the implications of US-China power balancing for global security. It will be an important resource for scholars and students of Asia-Pacific politics and security.
1. Introduction 2. Powers, Balances of Power, and Coexistence: The Views of the First Generation of the English School 3. Sino-US Policies on the Use of Force in the Asia-Pacific 4. Sino-US Policies on Legitimacy in the Asia-Pacific 5. Sino-US Policies on Institutions in the Asia-Pacific 6. Sino-US Policies on Asia-Pacific Order in the Twenty First Century