Security Politics in the Asia-Pacific: A Regional-Global Nexus?

Security Politics in the Asia-Pacific: A Regional-Global Nexus?

Author/s (editor/s):

William T. Tow

Publication year:

2009

Publication type:

Book

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Cambridge University Press

William T. Tow, ed., Security Politics in the Asia-Pacific: A Regional-Global Nexus? Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

Asia is experiencing major changes in its security relations. This book brings together respected experts to assess both the theoretical and empirical dimensions of the Asian security debate. Building on the latest research on Asia’s regional security politics, it focuses on the ‘regional-global nexus’ as a way to understand the dynamics of Asian security politics and its intersection with global security. Contributors to the volume offer diverse but complementary perspectives on which issues and factors are most important in explaining how security politics in Asia can be interpreted at both the regional and global levels of analysis. Issues addressed include power balancing and alliances, governance and democracy, maritime and energy security, the relationship between economics and security, ‘human security’, terrorism, nuclear non-proliferation, climate change and pandemics.

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