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Asia-Pacific in the New World Order

Edited By: A McGrew and C Brook

347 pages, B/w photos, tabs, maps


Paperback | Dec 1998 | #115669 | ISBN: 0415172721
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Critically explores the notion that a distinctive regional power bloc is developing linking countries bordering the Pacific.

Combining a broad historical and theoretical framework with country-specific and issue-specific empirical studies; this multi-authored volume is by far the best, most stimulating contribution to our thinking about the Asia-Pacific challenge in the post-Cold War era. It offers a prime text for courses in international relations in general and East Asian or Asia-Pacific international relations in particular.
-Professor Samuel S. Kim, East Asian Institute, Columbia University


Part 1 Evolution 1 Pacific ties: the United States of America and an emerging pacific community? 2 From imperialism to the end of the cold war 3 The rise of the Asia-Pacific Part 2 The new regional order 4 The Asia-Pacific: what sort of region in what sort of world? 5 The Asia-Pacific security order 6 Restructuring foreign and defence policy: Japan 7 Restructuring foreign and defence policy: the Peoples Republic of China 8 Restructuring foreign and defence policy : the USA 9 Restructuring foreign and defence policy: strategic uncertainty and the Asia-Pacific middle powers 10 Restructuring foreign and defence policy: the Pacific Islands Part 3 A pacific community ? 11 Regionalism and globalism 12 The growth of intergovernmental collaboration in the Asia-Pacific region 13 Regional co-operation: the transnational dimension 14 The European Union and the Asia-Pacific 15 The Asia-Pacific: what kind of challenge?

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