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The Political Economy Of East Asia

Author : Ming Wan
ISBN : 9781483305325
Genre : Political Science
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For students of international political economy, it is hard to ignore the growth, dynamism, and global impact of East Asia. Japan and China are two of the largest economies in the world, in a region now accounting for almost 30 percent more trade than the United States, Canada, and Mexico combined. What explains this increasing wealth and burgeoning power? In his new text, Ming Wan illustrates the diverse ways that the domestic politics and policies of countries within East Asia affect the region’s production, trade, exchange rates, and development, and are in turn affected by global market forces and international institutions. Unlike most other texts on East Asian political economy that are essentially comparisons of major individual countries, Wan effectively integrates key thematic issues and country-specific examples to present a comprehensive overview of East Asia’s role in the world economy. The text first takes a comparative look at the region’s economic systems and institutions to explore their evolution—a rich and complex story that looks beyond the response to Western pressures. Later chapters are organized around close examination of production, trade, finance, and monetary relations. While featuring extended discussion of China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan, Wan is inclusive in his analysis, with coverage including Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, and the Philippines. The text is richly illustrated with more than fifty tables, figures, and maps that present the latest economic and political data to help students better visualize trends and demographics. Each chapter ends with extensive lists of suggested readings.

Non Traditional Security In East Asia

Author : Ramon Pacheco Pardo
ISBN : 9781783267057
Genre : Political Science
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In a changing security environment shaken by the United States' pivot to Asia, China's rise, growing economic interdependence, new institutional frameworks, and long-standing tensions, regional security dynamics within East Asia have changed profoundly. Non-Traditional Security in East Asia assesses how and why these and other developments have affected East Asian security regimes in the early 21st Century. This volume brings together experts in different areas of traditional and non-traditional security — ranging from arms and weapons proliferation to climate change and biosecurity — to analyze the recent evolution, current state and possible future of East Asian security dynamics which have been built on dynamics dating back to the Cold War. This volume's holistic exploration of East Asian security makes it a sophisticated introduction for students, researchers and policymakers who are interested in East Asian security and international relations. Contents:The Past, Present, and Future of East Asian Maritime Disputes (Min Gyo Koo)Insurgency and Terrorism in East Asia: Threat and Response (Rohan Gunaratna and Muh Taufiqurrohman)Climate Change, Security and Regime Formation in East Asia (Benjamin Habib)Transnational Organised Crime in Asia: Norms, Principles and Regimes (Jeffrey Reeves)Ethno-National Separatism in East Asia: The International Dimension (Zeynep N Kaya and Matthew Whiting)The Quest for Economic Security in East Asia (Ramon Pacheco Pardo)Energy Security in East Asia (Vlado Vivoda)The Challenge of Biosecurity in East Asia: A Case of Proportional Ethics, or Non-Transferability of an International Regime? (James R Campbell)Conclusion: Regimes and East Asian Security (Jeffrey Reeves and Ramon Pacheco Pardo) Readership: Undergraduates, postgraduates studying international relations, policymakers and IR-specialists who are interested in East Asian security. Key Features:All areas of traditional and non-traditional security in East Asia are coveredBroad themes encompassing all East Asian countries are examined; providing a holistic introduction to the topicA common theoretical framework is used throughout, bringing coherence to the empirical contentKeywords:Security, East Asia;Regimes;Japan;China;Taiwan;South Korea;North Korea;Arms and Weapons;Territorial Disputes;Terrorism, Climate Change and the Environment;Organised Crime;Separatism and Nationalism;The Economy;Finance;Energy

Comprehensive National Power

Author : P K Singh
ISBN : 9789382573500
Genre : Political Science
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In the book Comprehensive National Power A Model for India an attempt has been made to quantify and describe those attributes that most accurately portray India s capability to exert its national will. An effort has been made to access how various powers compared in this study could exert their national power to leverage the international environment to their national advantage. This study has been carried out in the backdrop of the rise and fall of countries and empires, and an assessment of the inbuilt longevity to power. This well researched book is a result of the project study allocated by Headquarters Army Training Command to the United Service Institution of India, New Delhi. This study is likely to be a foundational work for future studies on the subject. This would eventually lead to more awareness of the concept of Comprehensive National Power. As a result a national consensus is likely to emerge on the steps India would need to take to further hone its Comprehensive National Power in order to realise the national aspirations.

East Asia S Other Miracle

Author : Alex J. Bellamy
ISBN : 9780191083785
Genre : Political Science
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East Asia, until recently the scene of widespread blood-letting, has achieved relative peace. A region that at the height of the Cold War had accounted for around eighty percent of the world's mass atrocities has experienced such a decline in violence that by 2015 it accounted for less than five percent. This book explains East Asia's 'other' miracle and asks whether it is merely a temporary blip in the historical cycle or the dawning of a new, and more peaceful, era for the region. It argues that the decline of mass atrocities in East Asia resulted from four interconnected factors: the consolidation of states and emergence of responsible sovereigns; the prioritization of economic development through trade; the development of norms and habits of multilateralism, and transformations in the practice of power politics. Particular attention is paid to North Korea and Myanmar, countries whose experience has bucked regional trends largely because these states have not succeeded in consolidating themselves to the point where they no longer depend on violence to survive. Although the region faces several significant future challenges, this book argues that the much reduced incidence of mass atrocities in East Asia is likely to be sustained into the foreseeable future.

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Author : M. Wan
ISBN : 9781137593870
Genre : Political Science
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This book assesses the strategic significance of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) by examining the logic of international power and order, historic trends in East Asian international relations, the AIIB's design in comparison to 'rival' financial institutions such as the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank, recent tendencies in Chinese foreign policy, and the Chinese system of political economy. It focuses on how China 'constructs' international arrangements at a critical juncture in history compared to other great powers, especially the United States and Japan. Viewed in isolation, the AIIB does not represent a radical departure from the existing international order; it is a hybrid institution built on China's integration into the West-dominated international structure and conditioned by the global financial market. But the AIIB does draw in part from a different institutional lineage, a different historical root, and a different national system of political economy. In this context, China's greater success will constitute a partial change to the existing international order, whatever the Chinese intention.

The Routledge Handbook Of Japanese Politics

Author : Alisa Gaunder
ISBN : 9781136818370
Genre : Political Science
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The Routledge Handbook of Japanese Politics is an advanced level reference guide which surveys the current state of Japanese politics, featuring both traditional topics and cutting edge research. The volume is divided into five sections covering: domestic politics civil society social policy political economy and international relations/security The first four sections begin with an overview chapter that provides historical background information on the section’s overarching topic. The chapters that follow explore more specific topics in the sub-area. In the final section, historical background information is contained in the individual chapters which cover the diverse areas of international political economy, security and foreign policy. Offering a complete overview of the full spectrum of Japanese politics, the Handbook is an invaluable resource for academics, researchers, policy analysts, graduate and undergraduate students studying this ever-evolving field.

The Political Economy Of South East Asia

Author : Garry Rodan
ISBN : 019551758X
Genre : Political Science
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As market economic systems extend over southeast Asia, the debate over what role the state should play and what political regime is necessary for economic growth is hotly contested. This revised and updated text examines the political economy of specific countries in the region and follows with a thematic and comparative analysis of key issues.

Sino Japanese Relations

Author : Ming Wan
ISBN : 0804754594
Genre : Political Science
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This book examines the transformation of the Sino-Japanese relationship since 1989.

Power And Wealth In Rural China

Author : Susan H. Whiting
ISBN : 0521028418
Genre : Business & Economics
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This study focuses on China's rural industries, offering a theoretical framework to explain institutional change.

International Political Economy

Author : Thomas D. Lairson
ISBN : 9781134111930
Genre : Political Science
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This text offers a rethinking of the field of international political economy in an era of growing but uneven globalization. Even as global integration advances, states play central roles as partners with the largest of global firms, as the catalysts of competitiveness and economic growth, as the creators of global institutions, and in promoting and responding to global interdependence. Indeed, the struggle for power and wealth within and among states underscores the primacy of politics in understanding current realities. At the same time, new issues and actors complicate the global agenda as it expands to address the environment, global health, and food security. By offering a clear explanation of basic concepts, contextualizing the presentation of theoretical debates, and placing current events in historical context, International Political Economy ensures students a deep understanding of how the global economy works and the ways in which globalization affects their lives and those of people around the world. Key Content and Features Engages debates over the reach and significance of globalization. Examines the sources and consequences of global financial instability. Explores the origins and consequences of global inequality. Compares various strategies of development and state roles in competitiveness. Discusses the role of key international economic institutions. Considers the impact of the rise of China on the global economy and the potential for war and peace. Illustrates collective efforts to fight hunger, disease, and environmental threats. Includes numerous graphs and illustrations throughout and end of chapter discussion questions. Links key concepts for each chapter to a glossary at the end of the book. Provides a list of acronyms at the outset and annotated further readings at the end of each chapter. Offers additional resources on a web site related to the text, including a list of links to IPE-related web pages.

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