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Asia Pacific in World Politics

Asia Pacific in World Politics

Asia Pacific in World Politics

  • By: Derek McDougall

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ISBN: 9789386385581

Bind: Paperback

Year: 2017

Pages: 384

Size: 5.5 x 8.5 Inch

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.

Published in India by: Viva Books

Exclusive Distributors: Viva Books

Sales Territory: India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka


"Excellent ... well written and up-to-date. This is a fine book for easily coming to grips with the history, politics, economics, and current international problems of East and Southeast Asia."
RONALD J. HREBENAR, University of Utah

In this thorough, analytical introduction to Asia Pacific's dynamic role in contemporary world politics, Derek McDougall focuses on the region's major state actors-China, Japan, and the US-as well as on the conflicts involving Taiwan and Korea, developments in Southeast Asia, and the influences of Russia, Australia, and a range of international organizations.

McDougall covers a broad canvas, considering issues of security broadly defined, international political economy, human rights, development, health, drug trafficking, crime, refugees, and the environment. Following the model of his earlier The international Politics of the New Asia Pacific, he provides an accessible, timely assessment of the key elements in the international politics of the Asia Pacific region today.


Target Audience:

People interested in International Relations.



Map of the Asia Pacific Region


Chapter 1. Understanding Asia Pacific International Politics • Defining International Politics and Asia Pacific • The Historical Context • Major Features of Contemporary Asia Pacific • Plan of the Book


Part 1: The Major Powers in the Region

Chapter 2. The United States • Factors Influencing US Policies in Asia Pacific • The General Approach of the United States in Asia Pacific

Chapter 3. China • Factors Influencing China's Policies in Asia Pacific • An Overview of Japan's Policies in Asia Pacific

Chapter 4. Factors Influencing Japan's Policies in Asia Pacific • An Overview of Japan's Polities in Asia Pacific

Chapter 5. The Japanese-US Relationship • The Postwar Context • Post-Cold War Strategic Issues • Post-Cold War Economics Issues

Chapter 6. The Sino-US Relationship • The Postwar Context • The Impact of Tiananmen Square • Post-Cold War Strategic Issues • Post-Cold War Economic Issues • Human Rights Issues

Chapter 7.  The Sino-Japanese Relationship • The Postwar Context • Tiananmen Square • The Gulf Conflict • Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Senkakus/Diaoyu • War Guilt • The Relationship in the Early Twenty-First Century


Part 2: Conflicts in Northeast Asia

Chapter 8. Taiwan • The Historical Context • 2000 and Beyond • Prospects

Chapter 9. Korea • The Historical Context • 1945-1990s • The 1990s • 2001 and Beyond


Part 3: Changing Dynamics in Southeast Asia

Chapter 10. International Politics in Southeast Asia • Maritime Southeast Asia • Mainland Southeast Asia • "New" International Issues

Chapter 11. Indonesia • The Historical Context • Post-1998 Indonesia • Regional Conflicts • International Implications


Part 4: Other Key Regional Actors

Chapter 12. Russia and Australia • Russia • Australia • Comparisons

Chapter 13. International Organizations • The Subregional Level: ASEAN • The Asia Pacific Level: APEC and ASEAN Regional Forum • The East Asian Alternative • The Global Dimensions: The United Nations and Its Agencies


Part 5: Conclusion

Chapter 14. Emerging Themes • Reviewing Approaches • Future Directions


List of Acronyms and abbreviations



About the Book

About the Author:

Derek McDougall is associate professor in politics at the University of Melbourne. His numerous publications include Studies in lnternational Relations and Historical Dictionary of International Organizations in Asia and the Pacific.


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