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"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.
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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