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The International Politics of the Asia-Pacific

Fourth and Revised Edition, 4th Edition

By Michael Yahuda


296 pages | 6 B/W Illus.

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This fully revised fourth edition of Michael Yahuda's successful textbook brings the subject up-to-date, introducing students to the international politics of the Asia-Pacific region since 1945. As well as assessing the post-cold War uncertainties that challenged balance and power with the region, the book also examines the first two decades of the new millennium, which includes no let up on the 'war on terror', new political administrations in all the key player-states and increased cooperative security between some nations, polarised by volatile relationships between others. Analyzing politics in terms of global, regional and local trends, this new edition features:

  • Discussion and evaluation of the Trump Presidency and its implications for the Asia-Pacific region
  • Analysis of Japan’s more assertive foreign policy
  • Examination of the continued Rise of China under Xi Jinping in terms of politics, security, economic dominance and territorial conflicts in the region
  • Ongoing debates concerning the 'war on terror' and how this shifts, forms and reforms relationships
  • Explanation of how America’s war’s in the greater Middle East and the financial crash of 2008 undermined the American led international order.

This new fourth edition will continue to be a core text for students of Asian politics, international relations and Cold War history.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. The impact of the Cold War on the Asia-Pacific

3. From unipolarity to uncertainty: 1991-2018

4. The United States and the post Cold War transformation

5. China: The ascent to global economic, political and military influence

6. Japan: Re-emergence after a long decline

7. DPRK and ROK: Issues of identity

8. Democratization and the evolution of Taiwan

9. Southeast Asia: America's relative decline and China's rise

10. Conclusion: Looking ahead

About the Author

Michael Yahuda is Professor Emeritus of International Relations at the London School of Economics, UK and visiting scholar, the Sigur Center for Asian Studies, The Elliot School, George Washington University, USA.

About the Series

Politics in Asia

Politics in Asia
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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Subject Categories

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