The New Global Politics of the Asia Pacific
Edition 2 Rev ed
OverviewThe new, fully updated second edition of The New Global Politics of the Asia Pacific builds on its coherent framework for understanding the complex international and global politics of the Asia Pacific. The textbook provides an introductory guide for the main frameworks needed to understand the region (realism, liberalism, critical theory), which is reader-friendly while still offering sophisticated competing interpretations. Key content includes: * the US in the Asia Pacific; * China and Japan in the Asia Pacific; * Southeast Asia in the Asia Pacific; * India in the Asia Pacific; * Russia in the Asia Pacific; * Australia in the Asia Pacific; * Europe in the Asia Pacific; * globalization, regionalism and political economy; * Asian values, democracy and human rights; * transnational actors; * region security order and the impact of terrorism on the region. A highly topical account, which provides an overview of the main actors, institutions and contemporary issues such as security, terrorism and transnational actors, the book is required reading for undergraduate students of Asian studies, international politics, and anyone interested in the region.