Conflict Management, Security and Intervention in East Asia

Third-party Mediation in Regional Conflict

Edited by Jacob Bercovitch, Kwei-Bo Huang, Chung-Chian Teng

© 2008 – Routledge

288 pages

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About the Book

This edited volume examines the sources, manifestations and management of conflict in East Asia, which contains many of the world’s conflict flashpoints, such as the Korean Peninsula and the China-Taiwan Strait.

In particular, the book will elaborate on the following themes:

  1. general and NGO approaches to third-party mediation in conflict situations;
  2. regional conflict management approaches in East Asia; and
  3. third-party interventions in the context of Beijing-Taipei.

The volume examines third-party mediation experiences from both theoretical and historical/practical perspectives, arguing that mediation is of great significance for regional peace and stability in East Asia, with a focus on the important case of Taiwan-China.

This book will be of interest to students of regional security, Asian studies, peace studies, conflict studies and international relations.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Economics, Politics, and Security in East Asia Chung-Chian Teng Part 1: General Approaches to Conflict Management and Third Party Mediation in East Asia 2. Third Parties and Conflict Management in the Context of East Asia and the Pacific Jacob Bercovitch 3. Conflict Management in East Asia: The China-Taiwan-North Korea Conundrum Chung-Chian Teng 4. Peacebuilding in East Asia: The Role of Track II Diplomacy, Informal Networks, and Economic, Social and Cultural Regionalisation Mikael Weissmann Part 2: Approaches to Conflict Management in East Asia: Third Parties and Other Parties 5. Third Parties in the Beijing-Tokyo Negotiation: Informal Political Actors and Mechanisms Quansheng Zhao 6. Peace by Piece: The Six-Party Talks and Beyond John S. Park and Yeh-Chung Lu 7. The Limits of Humanitarian Intervention in North Korea Sukhee Han 8. The Transformation of ASEAN as a Third-Party Mediator in Intraregional Disputes of Southeast Asia Kwei-Bo Huang 9. The "Track 2" Process within ASEAN & Its Application in Resolving the Aceh Conflict in Indonesia Eric Teo Chu Cheow Part 3: Third Parties in the Context of Taipei-Beijing 10. The Role of the United States in the Cross-Strait Dialogues: A Taiwanese Perspective Edward I-Hsin Chen 11. The Role of the United States in Cross-Strait Dialogues: A Mainland Chinese Perspective Su Changhe 12. Managing America’s Taiwan Dilemma: U.S. Policy toward the Taiwan Strait and its Implications for Cross-Strait Stability Scott L. Kastner 13. Regional Organizations, Individuals, and the Mediation in Beijing-Taipei Disputes after the Cold War Tsungting Chung Part 4: Conclusion 14. Reflections on Conflict Management and Third Party Intervention in East Asia Kwei-Bo Huang

About the Editors

Jacob Bercovitch isProfessor of International Relations at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

Kwei-Bo Huang isAssociate Professor, Department of Diplomacy, and Member and Executive Secretary, Lab of International Communication and Negotiation (LICAN), National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan.

Chung-Chian Teng isProfessor and Convener at the Lab of International Communication and Negotiation (LICAN), Department of Diplomacy, National Chengchi University in Taipei, Taiwan.

About the Series

Asian Security Studies

Few regions of the world are fraught with as many security questions as Asia. Within this region it is possible to study great power rivalries, irredentist conflicts, nuclear and ballistic missile proliferation, secessionist movements, ethnoreligious conflicts and inter-state wars. This series publishes the best possible scholarship on the security issues affecting the region, and includes detailed empirical studies, theoretically oriented case studies and policy-relevant analyses as well as more general works.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Arms Control
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Diplomacy