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Peace and security in the Asia Pacific

Peace and security in the Asia Pacific Author Sorpong Peou
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105215521787
Release 2010-04-15
Pages 351
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Demonstrating that none of the various perspectives under review has emerged as the clear winner in the struggle for theoretical hegemony in security studies, this book shows that eclectic perspectives, like democratic realist institutionalism, can better explain peace and security in the Asian Pacific.



Human Security Studies

Human Security Studies Author Sorpong Peou
ISBN-10 9789814440479
Release 2014-03-31
Pages 516
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Human Security Studies: Theories, Methods and Themes examines the concept of human security from different theoretical and methodological perspectives and shows how they help shed light on the different themes of global intervention. Liberal perspectives, represented by global legalism and developmentalism, share the optimism that human security can be ensured and enhanced through strengthening global governance. Realists remain skeptical about this liberal vision. While also critical of the liberal promise, critical theorists and feminists offer radical perspectives on human security. All these perspectives help explain the challenges of military intervention for human protection, micro-disarmament, international criminal justice, smart sanctions, human rights and democracy promotion, and human development.



Identity Trust and Reconciliation in East Asia

Identity  Trust  and Reconciliation in East Asia Author Kevin P Clements
ISBN-10 9783319548975
Release 2017-10-10
Pages 302
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This edited collection explores how East Asia’s painful history continues to haunt the relationships between its countries and peoples. Through a largely social-psychological and constructivist lens, the authors examine the ways in which historical memory and unmet identity needs generates mutual suspicion, xenophobic nationalism and tensions in the bilateral and trilateral relationships within the region. This text not only addresses some of the domestic drivers of Japanese, Chinese and South Korean foreign policy - and the implications of increasingly autocratic rule in all three countries – but also analyses the way in which new security mechanisms and processes advancing trust, confidence and reconciliation can replace those generating mistrust, antagonism and insecurity.



Human Rights in Asia

Human Rights in Asia Author Thomas W.D. Davis
ISBN-10 9780857933263
Release 2011-01-01
Pages 256
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Does the increasing prominence of Asia also mark a new era for human rights in the region? This timely book uncovers the political drivers behind both recent regional and country-based changes to the recognition, promotion, and protection of rights. Human Rights in Asia focuses on the relationships between political regimes, institutions and cultures, and external actors, such as international organisations, NGOs, and business. The contributing authors provide important discussions on Burma, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and the Phillipines. Thematic chapters then go on to frame these individually focused contributions, by examining the international pressure to 'normalise' rights regimes, and the relationship between Islam and rights in the region. Providing a unique combination of country-specific and thematic analysis, this book will be a fascinating and beneficial read for postgraduate and undergraduate students in human rights and international relations, as well as scholars in politics, human rights, international relations and government and NGO analysts.



Political Parties Party Systems and Democratization in East Asia

Political Parties  Party Systems and Democratization in East Asia Author Liang Fook Lye
ISBN-10 9789814462587
Release 2011-03-11
Pages 348
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Some fledging democracies in the world have encountered setbacks due to political parties trying to grapple with the expectations of sophisticated electorates and introducing gradual political reforms over the years. This book describes how democracy is evolving in East Asia and how it assumes different forms in different countries, with political parties adapting and evolving alongside. It has a two-fold intent. First, it contends that the existing variety of party systems in East Asia will endure and may even flourish, rather than converge as liberal democracies. Second, it highlights the seeming political durability of one party systems — unlike two-part or multi-party systems in the US and Europe — and their enduring predominance in countries such as Cambodia, China, Singapore and Vietnam. Contents:Introduction (L F Lye & W Hofmeister)One Party System:Is Democratization Compatible with China's One-Party System? (Y-N Zheng & L F Lye)The Vietnamese Communist Party and Renovation (Doi Moi) in Vietnam (D L Thuy)One Party Dominant System:Cambodia: A Hegemonic Party System in the Making (S Peou)The People's Action Party and Political Liberalization in Singapore (K P Tan)The End of One-Party Dominance and Japan's Emergence as a “Common Democracy” (P E Lam)Multi-Party System:Thai Political Parties in the Age of the Great Divide (P Chachavalpongpun)Last Chapter of an Uneasy Partnership: The Loss of Jusuf Kalla in the 2009 Presidential Election (S Hadi)Political Parties and Party System in Korea after Democratization: Cartelized Party System and Oscillations Between Two Models (S-H Lim)Priorities for Philippine Political Parties: Mass Membership, Political Education, and Party Development Law (D T Gonzalez)Taiwan's Democratization and the Freezing of the Party System (H-Y Shyu)Two Key Stumbling Blocks for Hong Kong's Democratization: Personal Vote and Beijing's Policies (H Y Li) Readership: Students and academics studying and teaching political science and history, with particular emphasis on the Asian context; executives in the media and non-profit organizations, policy makers in governments and non-government organizations. Keywords:Democracy;Democratisation;Political Parties;Party Systems;East Asia;Civil Society;Non-Governmental Organizations;Multi-Party System;One-Party System;One-Party Dominant System;AuthoritarianismKey Features:Challenges predictable views of the development of party systems and political parties in East AsiaShowcases the prevailing historical, political and socioeconomic conditions of East Asian countriesReviews: “This is an impressive and comprehensive book. The case studies in this book also add credence to the thesis that a stable party system contributes to democratic consolidation.” Democratization



Political Parties Party Systems and Democratisation in East Asia

Political Parties  Party Systems and Democratisation in East Asia Author Liang Fook Lye
ISBN-10 9789814327954
Release 2011
Pages 346
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Some fledging democracies in the world have encountered setbacks due to political parties trying to grapple with the expectations of sophisticated electorates and introducing gradual political reforms over the years. This book describes how democracy is evolving in East Asia and how it assumes different forms in different countries, with political parties adapting and evolving alongside. It has a two-fold intent. First, it contends that the existing variety of party systems in East Asia will endure and may even flourish, rather than converge as liberal democracies. Second, it highlights the seeming political durability of one party systems OCo unlike two-part or multi-party systems in the US and Europe OCo and their enduring predominance in countries such as Cambodia, China, Singapore and Vietnam.



The World Island Eurasian Geopolitics and the Fate of the West

The World Island  Eurasian Geopolitics and the Fate of the West Author Alexandros Petersen
ISBN-10 9780313391385
Release 2011-02-18
Pages 176
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Both a historical analysis and a call to arms, this is the comprehensive policy guide to understanding and engaging in the geopolitics of Eurasia. • Five maps showing Mackinder's Heartland of the World Island, Kennan's Containment of the World Island, Pilsudski's Prometheism, Pilsudski's Intermarum, and Petersen's 21st Century Geopolitical Strategy for Eurasia • Illustrations • A chronology



Regionalism in the New Asia Pacific Order

Regionalism in the New Asia Pacific Order Author Joseph A. Camilleri
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822033048075
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 408
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'In the face of international developments, globalization in particular, regionalism has become increasingly important in world politics and has re-emerged once again in academic interest. Yet there is still much confusion about what regionalism means and what it implies. This is especially so about Asian regionalism. Joseph Camilleri's truly magisterial study of the political economy of regionalism in Asia deals systematically and comprehensively with Asian regionalism in its various forms and shifting dimensions and argues logically and clearly its conclusions. Reflecting the author's depth of scholarship, it will remain for a long time an essential reference on regionalism in Asia but it also offers critical lessons for the study of regionalism elsewhere in the world.' - Stuart F. Harris, the Australian National University, Australia Regionalism in the Asia-Pacific is a complex, diverse, highly contested and still rapidly evolving phenomenon. Crucial to an understanding of this phenomenon is the relationship between globalization and regionalization, between states, markets and civil society, and between US hegemony and Asian aspirations.



Security in Oceania

Security in Oceania Author Eric Shibuya
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822033407990
Release 2003
Pages 263
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Security in Oceania has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Security in Oceania also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Security in Oceania book for free.



American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015066180459
Release 2007
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American Book Publishing Record has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from American Book Publishing Record also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full American Book Publishing Record book for free.



East Asian Naval Weapons Acquisitions in the 1990s

East Asian Naval Weapons Acquisitions in the 1990s Author Charles A. Meconis
ISBN-10 0275962512
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 226
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Examines the hard data on arms races in East Asia by using quantitative arms race theory and by studying the role of the armaments-tension spiral and that of enduring national rivalries.



Radical State

Radical State Author Abigail R. Esman
ISBN-10 9780313348471
Release 2010
Pages 245
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This insightful, on-the-ground narrative looks at how radical Islam is affecting our society and how our own response is endangering the very democratic values we have hoped to spread around the world—and preserve at home. * Includes interviews with experts and government officials and information from intelligence and government reports * Details important interactions between the author and key figures in the international struggle to resolve the current "clash of civilizations"



The Tragedy of Great Power Politics Updated Edition

The Tragedy of Great Power Politics  Updated Edition Author John J. Mearsheimer
ISBN-10 0393076245
Release 2003-01-17
Pages 576
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"A superb book.…Mearsheimer has made a significant contribution to our understanding of the behavior of great powers."—Barry R. Posen, The National Interest The updated edition of this classic treatise on the behavior of great powers takes a penetrating look at the question likely to dominate international relations in the twenty-first century: Can China rise peacefully? In clear, eloquent prose, John Mearsheimer explains why the answer is no: a rising China will seek to dominate Asia, while the United States, determined to remain the world's sole regional hegemon, will go to great lengths to prevent that from happening. The tragedy of great power politics is inescapable.



Global politics of regionalism

Global politics of regionalism Author Mary Farrell
ISBN-10 074532262X
Release 2005
Pages 321
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Textbook on regionalism and its role in a global marketplace, ideal for students of IR and globalisation.



Sustainable Peace

Sustainable Peace Author Connie Peck
ISBN-10 0847685616
Release 1998-01-01
Pages 297
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This book argues that the most sustainable means of promoting peace within states is the development of good governance, which can address the root causes of conflict and meet basic human security needs. Good governance offers groups a 'voice' in resolving grievances at an early stage before they grow into major problems, safeguards human rights, and promotes a fairer distribution of resources.



Security Strategy and Critical Theory

Security  Strategy  and Critical Theory Author Richard Wyn Jones
ISBN-10 1555873359
Release 1999-01-01
Pages 191
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Laying out the conceptual foundations of critical security studies, the author of this book uses the ideas of the Frankfurt School to advance critical thought about security, strategy, and the relationship between the theory and practice of security.



International Relations Theory and the Asia Pacific

International Relations Theory and the Asia Pacific Author G. John Ikenberry
ISBN-10 9780231125901
Release 2003
Pages 450
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What tools will international relations theorists need to understand the complex relationship among China, Japan, and the United States as the three powers shape the economic and political future of this crucial region? Some of the best and most innovative scholars in international relations and Asian area studies gather here with the working premise that stability in the broader Asia-Pacific region is in large part a function of the behavior of, and relationships among, these three major powers.