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Asia Pacific in World Politics, 3rd edition

Derek McDougall
Asia Pacific in World Politics, 3rd edition
ISBN: 978-1-962551-02-1
$36.00
ISBN: 978-1-96255-103-8
$36.00
Forthcoming July 2024/425 pages/LC: 2024005340
Praise for the previous editions:

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

"Highly recommended." —Choice

"Provides an excellent introduction to East and Southeast Asia [in world politics]." —Varun Sahni, Contemporary Southeast Asia
 

DESCRIPTION

This new edition of Asia Pacific in World Politics reflects the impact of nearly a decade of significant events and shifts in the region: the escalation of the conflicts between China and the US and China and Taiwan, the changing regional role of Japan, growing numbers of refugees, the Covid-19 pandemic, Indonesia's increasing prominence, and much more.

Updated throughout and designed to encourage students to engage with contemporary issues and debates, the book provides a historically grounded, accessible overview of Asia Pacific's dynamic role in the international arena.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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

CONTENTS

  • Asia Pacific in World Politics.
  • DOING COMPARATIVE POLITICS.
  • The United States: A Declining Hegemon?
  • China: Projecting Power.
  • Japan: A Significant Influence.
  • China and the United States: Coexistence or Conflict?
  • Japan and the United States: A Continuing Alliance.
  • China and Japan: A Tense Relationship.
  • THE MAJOR POWERS IN THE REGION.
  • Taiwan: The Eye of the Storm.
  • The Two Koreas: Nuclear Danger.
  • CHANGING DYNAMICS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA.
  • International Politics in Southeast Asia.
  • Indonesia: Rising Despite Constraints.
  • OTHER KEY REGIONAL ACTORS.
  • India: A Growing Power.
  • Russia: A Problematic Power.
  • Australia: A Significant Middle Power.
  • International Organizations: A Complex Web.
  • CONCLUSION.
  • Emerging Themes.