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Power and Security in Northeast Asia: Shifting Strategies

Byung-Kook Kim and Anthony Jones, editors
Power and Security in Northeast Asia: Shifting Strategies
ISBN: 978-1-58826-506-7
$62.00
2007/319 pages/LC: 2007007797

DESCRIPTION

As China's influence rises and the US attempts to retain its primacy in Northeast Asia, the countries of the region are reconsidering their own security needs—and availing themselves of new opportunities. Power and Security in Northeast Asia explores the complexities of current security strategies in the region, revealing motivations and policies not often considered by traditional international relations analyses.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Byung-Kook Kim is professor of political science at Korea University and director of the East Asia Institute in Seoul. Among his numerous publications are Consolidating Democracy in South Korea, coedited with Larry Diamond, and Korean Politics. Anthony Jones is associate professor of sociology at Northeastern University. He is coeditor with Jorge Dominguez of The Construction of Democracy: Building and Sustaining a Democratic State in the Modern Age.

CONTENTS

  • Introduction: The Question of Power and Order in Northeast Asia—the Editors.
  • THE US IN NORTHEAST ASIA: INESCAPABLE HEGEMON.
  • US Influence in a Changing Asia—S. Haggard.
  • US Strategies in Northeast Asia: A Revisionist Hegemon—J.D. Pollack.
  • NORTHEAST ASIA'S MAJOR POWERS: ACCOMMODATING THE US.
  • China's Hedged Acquiescence: Coping with US Hegemony—M. Pei.
  • Japan's Activism Lite: Bandwagoning the United States—Y. Yamamoto.
  • Russia's China Card: Eyes on Washington—A. Lukin.
  • NORTHEAST ASIA'S MIDDLE POWERS: DEMANDING MORE, TAKING RISKS.
  • North and South Korea: Unlikely Challenger, Unlikely Mediator—B.K. Kim.
  • Taiwan's Politics of Identity: Navigating in between China and the US—Y.H. Chu.
  • CONCLUSION.
  • Interests, Identity, and Power in Northeast Asian Security—B.K. Kim.