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East and South-East Asia

International relations and security perspectives

Edited by: Andrew T. H. Tan

Print publication date:  March  2013
Online publication date:  July  2013

Print ISBN: 9781857436396
eBook ISBN: 9780203146026
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780203146026
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Book description

The economic growth of East and South-East Asia in the context of the global financial crisis has strengthened the view that this region is emerging in the 21st century as the most economically vibrant region in the world. With some of the largest economies, and generally high economic growth rates compared to the rest of the world, it is unsurprising that East and South-East Asia has become the subject of global interest.

East Asia?s rise inevitably focuses attention on the issue of China?s emergence as a regional and global power. Such a prospect challenges the current status quo, in which the region is dominated by the USA and its regional allies, and issues in Sino-US strategic relations have raised global awareness of the need to understand this pivotal region better. In addition, the Taiwan issue continues to evoke nationalist sentiments in China, and North Korea continues to threaten regional stability.

Non-traditional (or alternative) security issues are also of major importance in the region, including natural disasters and epidemics, as well as challenges relating to human rights and governance, transnational crime, demographic issues, economics and trade and regionalism.

This Handbook aims to offer an insight into these issues. The volume is divided into two main sections. The first, International Relations and Security Perspectives, will focus on the international relations of the region, paying special attention to the key state players. The chapter contributions will examine the security perspectives, and foreign and defence policies of these states, as well as key bilateral relationships. The second section will examine key Regional Non-traditional Security Issues, including globalization, transnational health challenges, population growth and the environment.

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Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The rise of East and South-East Asia Download PDF
Chapter  2:  China’s international relations and security perspectives Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The limitations of deterrence Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The ‘China threat’ conundrum in East and South-East Asia Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The false promise of economic interdependence Download PDF
Chapter  6:  China’s approach to North Korea Download PDF
Chapter  7:  China–Japan relations Competition amidst interdependence Download PDF
Chapter  8:  China and Taiwan relations Download PDF
Chapter  9:  China–South-East Asia relations since the Cold War Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Japan Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The future of the US-Japan alliance Download PDF
Chapter  12:  North Korea’s security perspectives Download PDF
Chapter  13:  North Korea’s impact on North-East Asian security Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Inter-Korean relations and the challenge of North-East Asian regional security Download PDF
Chapter  15:  South-East Asia’s international relations and security perspectives Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The USA’s relations with East and South-East Asia Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Globalization and East and South-East Asia Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Environmental challenges in East and South-East Asia Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Environmental challenges in China Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Future pandemics Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Transnational organized crime in East and South-East Asia Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Terrorism in South-East Asia after 9–11 Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Maritime security in East and South-East Asia Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Demographic ageing in China Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Japan’s demographic crisis Download PDF
Chapter  26:  The future of regionalism in East and South-East Asia Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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