Oxford Handbook of the International Relations of Asia

Author: Saadia M. Pekkanen
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199916245
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Political Science

This handbook examines the theory and practice of international relations in Asia. Building on an investigation of how various theoretical approaches to international relations can elucidate Asia's empirical realities, authors examine the foreign relations and policies of major countries or sets of countries.

International Relations of Asia

Author: David Shambaugh
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442226418
Release Date: 2014-03-13
Genre: Political Science

As the world's most vital region, Asia embodies explosive economic growth, diverse political systems, vibrant societies, modernizing militaries, cutting-edge technologies, rich cultural traditions amid globalization, and strategic competition among major powers. As a result, international relations in Asia are evolving rapidly. In this fully updated and expanded volume, leading scholars offer the most current and definitive analysis available of Asia's regional relationships. They set developments in Asia in theoretical context, assess the role of leading external and regional powers, and consider the importance of subregional actors and linkages. Students and policy practitioners alike will find this book invaluable for understanding politics in contemporary Asia.

South Asia in World Politics

Author: Devin T. Hagerty
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742525872
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Political Science

South Asia in World Politics offers a comprehensive introduction to the politics and international relations of South Asia, a key area encompassing the states of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. While U.S. interest has long been sporadic and reactive, 9/11 alerted Washington that paying only fitful attention to one of the world's most volatile and populous regions was a recipe for everyday instability, repeated international crises, major and minor wars, and conditions so chronically unsettled that they continue to provide a fertile breeding ground for transnational Islamic terrorism. Exploring the many facets of this dynamic region, the book also assesses U.S. policy toward Afghanistan and explains the importance of Bangladesh and Pakistan, two of only a handful of Islamic states with significant track records as democracies.

The International Relations of Northeast Asia

Author: Samuel S. Kim
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742516954
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Political Science

Written by a team of leading scholars, this volume presents a variety of theoretical perspectives and case studies to offer a comprehensive analysis of the pressures that shape the policy choices of China, Russia, Japan, the United States, North and South Korea, and Taiwan.

Routledge Handbook of Asia in World Politics

Author: Teh-Kuang Chang
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317404262
Release Date: 2017-10-02
Genre: Political Science

Asia is a complex and diverse continent, which has seen the scope and pace of transformation increase rapidly over the past 30 years. In turn, the economic growth and social change seen in the region, combined with new global security profiles and environmental challenges, have contributed to placing Asia at the forefront of international affairs. This Handbook brings together leading scholars of different disciplines, including Politics and International Relations, Security Studies and Law, to provide a comprehensive analysis of both the prospects and problems which have emerged from Asia’s rise. Examining how developments across the continent have influenced global politics and how the region has responded to the international community in the modern era, the sections cover: Major actors in Asian politics, especially China, Japan and India, International relations in Asia and intra-Asian tensions Special issues of world politics in Asia including modern conflicts in and attitudes towards the Middle East The Routledge Handbook of Asia in World Politics will be useful to students and scholars of Global Politics, International Relations and Asian Studies.

International Relations in Southeast Asia

Author: Donald E. Weatherbee
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442223011
Release Date: 2014-11-25
Genre: Political Science

This fully revised and updated edition of Donald E. Weatherbee’s widely praised text offers a clear and comprehensive introduction to international relations in contemporary Southeast Asia. An invaluable guide to the region, this lucid work will be an essential text for courses on Southeast Asia and on the international relations of the Asia-Pacific.

The International Politics of the Asia Pacific

Author: Michael B. Yahuda
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415207980
Release Date: 2004
Genre: History

Michael Yahuda's extremely successful textbook introduces students to the International Politics of the Asia Pacific region since 1945.

Japan s International Relations

Author: Glenn D. Hook
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415240972
Release Date: 2001
Genre: History

This comprehensive and user-friendly textbook provides a single volume resource for all those studying Japan's international relations. The book offers a clear and concise introduction to the most important aspects of Japan's role in the globalized economy of the twenty-first century. Japan's International Relations: * examines the historical context of Japan's emergence on to the world stage * looks at Japan's international relations in terms of the core issues of politics, economics and security * provides detailed accounts of Japan's key relationships with the US, East Asia, the EU and global institutions * explores the effects of contemporary events such as the Asian financial crisis and the launch of the Euro * is extensively illustrated throughout with statistics, maps, photographs, chapter summaries and suggestions for further reading It is essential reading for those studying Japanese politics and the international relations of the Asia Pacific, as well as US and European foreign policy.

The Nexus of Economics Security and International Relations in East Asia

Author: Avery Goldstein
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804783347
Release Date: 2012-08-29
Genre: Political Science

While, over the last 30 years, the global economy's center of gravity has shifted to East Asia, the region has remained surprisingly free of interstate military conflict. Yet this era of peace and growth has been punctuated by periodic reminders of enduring security problems in the region—from China's military modernization, to unresolved territorial disputes, to persistent tensions on the Korean peninsula. This volume is one of the first to treat these issues of economics and security as interconnected rather than separate. Its authors—leading scholars from the U.S. and China—shed new light on this important nexus by applying insights from a rich variety of approaches to explore and explain the dynamics of a region whose importance for students of both international political economy and international security has grown dramatically. They show that both economic and security 'fundamentals' matter if one is to understand the reasons for, and evaluate the durability of, East Asia's recent peace and prosperity.

Aspects of India s International Relations 1700 to 2000

Author: Jayanta Kumar Ray
Publisher: Pearson Education India
ISBN: 8131708349
Release Date: 2007
Genre: India

This Volume Is A Modernist Study Of India'S International Relations, Which Traverses Pre-Colonial, Colonial And Postcolonial Perspectives. Its Fourteen Chapters Discuss Varied Subjects Related To South Asia'S Regional And International Relations, Like: (I) The Institutionalization Of British Paramountcy In India And Its Effect On The Region'S External Relations, As Well As Indigenous Responses To Colonial Rule (Ii) The Influence Of Domestic Variables Upon India'S International Relations (Iii) The Interspersing Of Ethnic, Economic And Religious Factors In The Making Of The British Indian Empire, And Later, Of The Indian State (Iv) The Paradigms Of Nature, Culture, State-Making On The One Hand, And Political Ecology And Cultural Politics Of Natural Resources On The Other (V) The Changing Character Of Foreign Corporate Involvement In India (Vi) The Development Of Science And Technology In India And The Activities Of The Armed Forces In India (Vii) The Fostering Of Formal Arrangements Such As Saarc Or Safta In South Asia And Informal Challenges To India'S Security From Non-State Actors (Viii) The Economic, Political And Cultural Consequences Of Globalization For India During The Imperial-Colonial Phases (Ix) The Evolution, In Creative Writing, Of A Discourse On The World Outside India And On India'S Relationship With It. This Volume Will Be Of Interest To Scholars And Students Of South Asian Studies, History, Political Science And International Relations, And Defence Studies.

Chinese Foreign Relations

Author: Robert G. Sutter
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442211353
Release Date: 2012-01
Genre: Political Science

"This comprehensive introduction to Chinese foreign relations examines the opportunities and limits China faces as it seeks growing international influence. Tracing the record of twists and turns in Chinese foreign relations since the end of the Cold War, Robert G. Sutter provides a nuanced analysis that shows that along with popular perceptions of its growing power, Beijing is hampered by both domestic and international constraints. Newly revised, this edition features more extensive treatment of China's role in the international economy and greater discussion of its relations with the developing world. Overall, the text's balanced and thorough assessment shows China's leaders exerting more influence in world affairs but remaining far from dominant. Facing numerous contradictions and tradeoffs, they move cautiously as they deal with a complex global environment."--Publisher's description.

China Among Unequals

Author: Brantly Womack
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789814295284
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Political Science

China Among Unequals presents asymmetry theory, a new paradigm for the study of international relations, derived from China''s relationships with its neighbors and the world. The first collection of its kind, it brings together key writings on the theory and its applications to China''s basic foreign policy, particularly towards the United States and the rest of Asia. Starting with an exploration of the general theory of asymmetry, with particular attention given to such topics as human rights, soft power, regionalism, and asymmetric wars, the book then moves on to the fundamentals of China''s external relations, looking at the complexities created by its scale and broad range of neighbors. Traditional imperial relationships are analyzed, as well as China''s more recent emphasis on multipolarity. The third section deals with US-China ties - China''s most important relationship, and the only one in which it is in the more vulnerable position. The final section treats in detail the relationships between China and its Asian neighbors, including Southeast Asia and the complicated multilateral situations of Korea and Taiwan.

The United States and Asia

Author: Robert G. Sutter
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442226340
Release Date: 2015-07-01
Genre: Political Science

This book offers a cogent overview of US relations with Asia. Noted scholar Sutter provides a balanced analysis of post–Cold War dynamics in Asia. He assesses how the United States has responded to Asia’s growing strength while at the same time trying to maintain its leading position as an Asian power despite China’s rising influence.

Prospect Theory and Foreign Policy Analysis in the Asia Pacific

Author: Kai He
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780415656214
Release Date: 2012-12-19
Genre: Political Science

Why does North Korea behave erratically in pursuing its nuclear weapons program? Why did the United States prefer bilateral alliances to multilateral ones in Asia after World War II? Why did China become "nice"—no more military coercion—in dealing with the pro-independence Taiwan President Chen Shuibian after 2000? Why did China compromise in the negotiation of the Chunxiao gas exploration in 2008 while Japan became provocative later in the Sino-Japanese disputes in the East China Sea? North Korea’s nuclear behavior, U.S. alliance strategy, China’s Taiwan policy, and Sino-Japanese territorial disputes are all important examples of seemingly irrational foreign policy decisions that have determined regional stability and Asian security. By examining major events in Asian security, this book investigates why and how leaders make risky and seemingly irrational decisions in international politics. The authors take the innovative step of integrating the neoclassical realist framework in political science and prospect theory in psychology. Their analysis suggests that political leaders are more likely to take risky actions when their vital interests and political legitimacy are seriously threatened. For each case, the authors first discuss the weaknesses of some of the prevailing arguments, mainly from rationalist and constructivist theorizing, and then offer an alternative explanation based on their political legitimacy-prospect theory model. This pioneering book tests and expands prospect theory to the study of Asian security and challenges traditional, expected-utility-based, rationalist theories of foreign policy behavior.

Governance in Pacific Asia

Author: Peter Ferdinand
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781441167590
Release Date: 2012-01-19
Genre: Political Science

The book examines the political economy of the states of Pacific Asia, stretching from Japan to Burma since the end of WWII.