The new, fully updated second edition of The New Global Politics of the Asia Pacific builds on its coherent framework for understanding the complex international and global politics of the Asia Pacific. The textbook provides an introductory guide for the main frameworks needed to understand the region (realism, liberalism, critical theory), which is reader-friendly while still offering sophisticated competing interpretations.
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A highly topical account, which provides an overview of the main actors, institutions and contemporary issues such as security, terrorism and transnational actors, the book is required reading for undergraduate students of Asian studies, international politics, and anyone interested in the region.
"The New Global Politics of the Asia Pacific (2nd edition) is a highly informative resource for anyone studying or working on the region. The authors provide a comprehensive overview of the issues affecting the Asia-Pacific and introduce readers to a variety of theoretical frameworks for interpreting events in this increasingly complex part of the world." - Nilanthi Samaranayake, CNA, Strategic Studies Division; Journal of International and Global Studies Vol. 3, No. 2 Spring 2012
"A good insight into liberal, realist, and radical perspectives of growth helps familiarise the reader with approaches to political economy… The book is very insightful and provides an opportunity for readers to grasp the global politics of the Asia Pacific region." - Uzma Zia, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, 2013.
1. Introduction: The Asia-Pacific Century? 2. The United States in the Asia-Pacific: Still the Hegemon? 3. The Rise of China in the Asia-Pacific 4. Japan: The Power that Dares not Speak its Name? 5. Russia and India in the Asia-Pacific 6. Australia: Between an Ally and a ‘True Friend’ 7. Southeast Asia: ASEAN and the Challenge of Regionalism in the Asia-Pacific 8. Europe and the Asia-Pacific: Achievements of Inter-Regionalism 9. Regional Security: Legacies and New Challenges 10. Globalization v. Regionalism in the Asia-Pacific? 11. Political Economy Approaches to the Rise, Fall and Return of the "Asian Miracle" 12 .Actors Beyond Borders? Transnational actors in the Asia-Pacific 13. Asian Values Redux? The International Politics of Rights, Democracy and Culture