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International Relations In Southeast Asia

Author : Donald E. Weatherbee
ISBN : 9781442223011
Genre : Political Science
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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.

International Relations In Southeast Asia The Struggle For Autonomy

Author : CTI Reviews
ISBN : 9781478426080
Genre : Education
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Facts101 is your complete guide to International Relations in Southeast Asia, The Struggle for Autonomy. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Asean Regionalism

Author : Christopher B. Roberts
ISBN : 9781136589249
Genre : Political Science
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This book examines the key motivations for and challenges to greater regional integration in Southeast Asia. It demonstrates how security and economic concerns -domestic, regional and international - have either contributed to, or detracted from, an increased level of unity and cooperation in ASEAN. It also explores how the patterns of interaction and socialization generated by these issues, together with the nature of domestic political systems, have affected the emergence of common values, norms and interests. It covers the full range of issues confronting ASEAN at present, and the full range of ASEAN countries, and discusses both developments in ASEAN to date and also likely future developments.

Collateral Damage

Author : Nicholas Khoo
ISBN : 9780231521635
Genre : History
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Although the Chinese and the Vietnamese were Cold War allies in wars against the French and the Americans, their alliance collapsed and they ultimately fought a war against each other in 1979. More than thirty years later the fundamental cause of the alliance's termination remains contested among historians, international relations theorists, and Asian studies specialists. Nicholas Khoo brings fresh perspective to this debate. Using Chinese-language materials released since the end of the Cold War, Khoo revises existing explanations for the termination of China's alliance with Vietnam, arguing that Vietnamese cooperation with China's Cold War adversary, the Soviet Union, was the necessary and sufficient cause for the alliance's termination. He finds alternative explanations to be less persuasive. These emphasize nonmaterial causes, such as ideology and culture, or reference issues within the Sino-Vietnamese relationship, such as land and border disputes, Vietnam's treatment of its ethnic Chinese minority, and Vietnam's attempt to establish a sphere of influence over Cambodia and Laos. Khoo also adds to the debate over the relevance of realist theory in interpreting China's international behavior during both the Cold War and post-Cold War eras. While others see China as a social state driven by nonmaterial processes, Khoo makes the case for viewing China as a quintessential neorealist state. From this perspective, the focus of neorealist theory on security threats from materially stronger powers explains China's foreign policy not only toward the Soviet Union but also in relation to its Vietnamese allies.

Bilateral Perspectives On Regional Security

Author : W. Tow
ISBN : 9781137271204
Genre : Political Science
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This book assesses the key factors underlying such Australian-Japanese cooperation and those policy challenges that could impede it. Experts offer critical insights into why their two countries – traditionally the two key 'spokes' in the US bilateral alliance network spanning Asia – are moving toward a security relationship in their own right.

Burma Redux

Author : Ian Holliday
ISBN : 9780231504249
Genre : Political Science
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Contemporary Myanmar faces a number of political challenges, and no one is certain whether external forces should intervene. Prioritizing the opinions of local citizens and reading them against the latest scholarship on this issue, Ian Holliday affirms the importance of foreign interests in Myanmar’s democratic awakening, yet only through committed, grassroots strategies of engagement encompassing foreign states, international aid agencies, and global corporations. Holliday defends his argument using the support of multiple sources and theories, particularly ones taking historical events, contemporary political and social investigations, and global justice literature into account, as well as studies that focus on the effects of democratic transition, the aid industry, and socially responsible corporate investing and sanctions. One of the only volumes to apply broad-ranging global justice theories to a real-world nation in flux, Burma Redux will appeal to professional researchers of Burma/Myanmar; political advisors and advocacy groups; nonspecialists interested in Southeast Asian politics and society and the local and international problems posed by pariah states; general readers who seek a richer understanding of the country beyond journalistic accounts; and the Burmese people themselves, both in the country and the diaspora. Burma Redux is also the sole book-length study on the nation to be completed after the contentious general elections of 2010.

Regionalism In Asia

Author : See Seng Tan
ISBN : 0415478278
Genre : Political Science
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Especially since the end of the Cold War, research on and around the international relations of Asia has grown exponentially and, to make sense of what is now a vast and unwieldly corpus of scholarly literature, this new four-volume collection from Routledge's Critical Issues in Modern Politics series brings together the best and most influential work in the field. The first of the four volumes explores ASEAN and international relations theory. Volume II, meanwhile, focuses on the Association's history and evolution from 1967 to the present day. Volume III examines pan-Asian intergovernmental regionalisms by collecting the most important thinking on the 'new regionalism'. Vital questions addressed here include the nature of Asian intergovernmental institutions; the overall lack of strategic coherence; whether aims and agendas overlap; conflict or complement; and, the implications for the region as a whole. Finally, Volume IV brings together crucial work on non-governmental or unofficial multilateral processes to examine the regionalization processes in Asia and the efficacy of these bottom-up processes in influencing policy and regional security discourse. With a full index, together with a comprehensive introduction newly written by the editor which places the collected material in its historical and intellectual context, this Routledge collection is an essential work of reference. It is destined to be valued by scholars, students, and researchers of Asian international relations, politics, history, and current affairs as a vital resource.

Contemporary Southeast Asia

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ISBN : UCSD:31822035836071
Genre : Southeast Asia
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The Changing Dynamics Of Southeast Asian Politics

Author : Jörn Dosch
ISBN : 1588264823
Genre : Political Science
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?This is a fine volume, distinguished by its intricate knowledge of Southeast Asian politics, careful investigation of a range of often understudied security and economic issues, and grounding in wider studies of regionalism and global trends in political economy.??Christopher Hughes, University of WarwickFocusing on the nexus between global, regional, and national dynamics in Southeast Asia, Jorn Dosch explores the profound political changes that have occurred in recent years both within the region and in its international relations.Dosch first examines the realm of foreign policy, with an emphasis on the link between democratization and the conduct of foreign affairs. Subsequent chapters consider the origins of insurgencies and terrorism, responses to national and international security threats, and the increasing importance of subregional cooperation. The efforts of the international donor community to promote good governance are highlighted, as is ASEAN?s inability to respond to new international challenges. The book concludes with an assessment of the region?s current geostrategic position and the new contours of its relations with the US and the countries of Europe and East Asia.Jorn Dosch is senior lecturer in Asia-Pacific Studies at the University of Leeds. He is coauthor of The New Global Politics of the Asia-Pacific.Contents: Introduction: Global, Regional, and National Dynamics in Southeast Asian Politics. Making Foreign Policy: The Impact of Democratization. Security and the Challenge of Terrorism. Crossing Cold War Divides: Cooperation in the Mekong Valley. Decentralizing Cambodia: The International Hijacking of National Politics? Rethinking Regionalism: ASEAN and Beyond. Conclusion: The Deepening and Broadening of Political Activity.

Autonomy And Ethnic Conflict In South And South East Asia

Author : Rajat Ganguly
ISBN : 9781136311888
Genre : History
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This book uses empirical evidence from various case studies to examine the relationship between territorial and regional autonomy, the nation-state and ethnic conflict resolution in South and South-East Asia. The concept of territorial or regional autonomy holds centre stage in the literature on ethnic conflict settlement because it is supposed to be able to reconcile two paradoxical objectives: the preservation of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the state, and the satisfaction of ethnic minorities’ right to national self-determination. Critics argue, however, that autonomy may not be the panacea for ethnic conflict in all cases. The contributing authors begin with the concept of territorial or regional autonomy and subject it to a rigorous empirical analysis, which provides reliable evidence regarding the suitability of the autonomy solution to intractable ethnic conflicts. Drawing upon case studies from Kashmir, Assam, Sri Lanka, Aceh, Mindanao and Southern Thailand, this edited volume argues that autonomy arrangements may at best work to resolve only a handful of separatist ethnic conflicts in South and South-East Asia. This book will be of much interest to students of South and South-East Asia, Asian security, ethnic conflict, peace studies and IR in general.

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