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Asia Pacific in World Politics, 2nd ed.

Derek McDougall
Asia Pacific in World Politics, 2nd ed.
ISBN: 978-1-62637-553-6
$27.50
ISBN: 978-1-62637-603-8
$27.50
2016/407 pages/LC: 2016000721
Praise for the previous edition:

"Cogently written, [this book] provides an excellent introduction to East and Southeast Asia. History is used creatively to cast light on the current context in the Asia Pacific and [provide] clues about how the future could unfold."—Varun Sahni, Contemporary Southeast Asia

"An excellent introductory overview of Asia-Pacific international relations."—Kazuhiko Noguchi, Pacific Affairs

"McDougall provides an excellent prognosis of the likely future directions in Asia Pacific international politics....  Highly recommended."—Choice


DESCRIPTION

Capturing the most recent currents in world affairs—without sacrificing historical context—the second edition of Asia Pacific in World Politics reflects more than a decade of new developments.

The focus on the region's major state actors has now been broadened to include an entirely new chapter on India and greatly expanded treatment of both Russia and Australia. The role of international organizations is also thoroughly covered, as are the conflicts involving Taiwan and Korea and the complexities of international politics in Southeast Asia.

Incorporating discussions of security broadly defined, political economy, development, human rights, refugees, and much more, this up-to-date text offers an introduction to Asia Pacific’s dynamic role in world politics that will encourage students to engage with contemporary issues and debates.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Derek McDougall is professor of political science at the University of Melbourne.

CONTENTS

  • Asia Pacific in World Politics.
  • THE MAJOR POWERS IN THE REGION.
  • The United States: A Declining Influence?
  • China: The Rising Power.
  • Japan: Not to Be Ignored.
  • China and the United States: The Central Dynamic.
  • Japan and the United States: A Key Alliance?
  • China and Japan: A Contentious Relationship.
  • CONFLICTS IN NORTHEAST ASIA.
  • Taiwan: Where to Next?
  • The Two Koreas: A Continuing Impasse.
  • CHANGING DYNAMICS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA.
  • International Politics in Southeast Asia.
  • Indonesia: An Emerging Power?
  • OTHER KEY REGIONAL ACTORS.
  • India: Moving into Asia Pacific.
  • Russia: Losing Ground.
  • Australia: "Down Under" but Engaged.
  • International Organizations: A Growing Role.
  • CONCLUSION.
  • Emerging Themes.
     
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