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Asia-Pacific Security: An Introduction

by Joanne Wallis and Andrew Carr Georgetown Univ Press
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Hbk 312 pages
AU$216.00 NZ$221.74
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This new textbook gathers an international roster of top security studies scholars to provide an overview of Asia-Pacific's international relations and pressing contemporary security issues. It is a suitable introduction for undergraduate and masters students' use in international relations and security studies courses. Merging a strong theoretical component with rich contemporary and historical empirical examples, Asia-Pacific Security examines the region's key players and challenges as well as a spectrum of proposed solutions for improving regional stability. Major topics include in-depth looks at the United States' relationship with China; Security concerns presented by small and microstates, the region's largest group of nations; threats posed by terrorism and insurgency; the region's accelerating arms race and the potential for an Asian war; the possible roles of multilateralism, security communities, and human security as part of solutions to regional problems.

Introduction to Asia-Pacific Security Andrew Carr and Joanne WallisPart I: The Changing Asia-Pacific Security Order1. Can The United States Share Power In The Asia-Pacific? Brad Glosserman2 . Is China an Asia-Pacific Great Power?Lowell Dittmer3. India and Japan: Potential Members of the Great Power Club? H. D. P. Envall and Ian Hall 4. Are Middle Powers on a Collision Course in the Asia-Pacific? Andrew Carr5. Why are Small States a Security Concern in the Asia-Pacific? Joanne Wallis

Part II: Current and Emerging Security Challenges6. Military modernization and arms-racing in the Asia-PacificTim Huxley and Brendan Taylor7. Maritime Security: Will Asia's Next War Occur at Sea? James Manicom8. What Threat do Terrorism and Insurgency Pose in the Asia-Pacific? Christopher Paul and Nick Nelson9. How Relevant are Internal and Non-Traditional Security Challenges in the Asia Pacific? Alistair D.B. Cook10. How is Technology Changing the Security Concerns in the Asia-Pacific? Rex B. Hughes

Part III: Security Solutions 11. Can Multilateralism and Security Communities Bring Security to the Asia-Pacific? Mathew Davies12. Is Human Security a Solution? Sarah TeittConclusion: What is the Asia-Pacific's Likely Security Future? Brendan Taylor and William T. Tow

GlossaryList of ContributorsIndex

"This text is distinguished by the integration of international relations theory into the study of substantive security issues in the Asia-Pacific. The individual chapters are empirically authoritative and speak to a comprehensive range of 'traditional' and 'new' security concerns. There is no other textbook with this value-added and it fills an important gap for students and researchers alike." - Christopher W. Hughes, Professor of International Politics and Japanese Studies, Chair of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Warwick

Joanne Wallis is a senior lecturer at the Strategic and Defense Studies Centre, Australian National University, and the author of Constitution Making during State Building.

Andrew Carr is research fellow at the Strategic and Defense Studies Centre, Australian National University. He is the author of Winning the Peace: Australia's Campaign to Change the Asia-Pacific and coeditor of the journal Security Challenges.