Confronting the Bush Doctrine

Critical Views from the Asia-Pacific

Edited by Melvin Gurtov, Peter Van Ness

© 2004 – Routledge

304 pages

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About the Book

There is no doubt that President George W. Bush and his administration have transformed US foreign policy and reshaped global international relations in a very profound way. Many American commentators continue to talk about 9/11 as the day the world changed, but increasingly analysts around the world are concluding that more important than 9/11 have been the ideas that the Bush leadership brought into office in January 2001. Confronting the Bush Doctrine is the first book to take on the vitally important task of analyzing how the Asia Pacific region sees and evaluates what the United States is doing. With contributions from an outstanding group of scholars, many of whom are based in the region, this book will prove to be an invaluable resource to all students and scholars of American and Asian politics.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. The Bush Doctrine and the North Korean Nuclear Crisis 2. The Bush Nuclear Doctrine in Asia 3. Talking American, Acting Taiwanese 4. The Bush Doctrine: Chinese Perspectives and Responses 5. The Bush Doctrine, Russia and Korea 6. The Bush Doctrine: Japan 7. The Bush Doctrine: Australia 8. The Bush Doctrine: The Dangers of American Exceptionalism in a Revolutionary Age 9. The Bush Doctrine and Asian Regional Order 10. The North Korean Nuclear Crisis Conclusion

About the Editors

Peter Van Ness is a Visiting Fellow in the Contemporary China Centre and lectures in the Department of International Relations at the Australian National University.

Melvin Gurtov is Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Portland State University, USA.

About the Series

Asia's Transformations

The books in this series explore the political, social, economic and cultural consequences of Asia's twenty-first century transformations. The series emphasizes the tumultuous interplay of local, national, regional and global forces as Asia bids to become the hub of the world economy. While focusing on the contemporary, it also looks back to analyze the antecedents of Asia's contested rise. Asia's Transformations aims to address the needs of students and teachers.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS003000
HISTORY / Asia / General
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
POL011000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General