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Asia-Pacific Security Cooperation: National Interests and Regional Order : National Interests and Regional Order - See Seng Tan

Asia-Pacific Security Cooperation: National Interests and Regional Order

National Interests and Regional Order

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Published: 30th July 2004
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New developments in the Asia-Pacific call for a review of our current understanding of the security order in the region. These developments are forcing regional elites to rethink and alter, in varying degrees, the way they manage security issues. Against this backdrop of regional transition, contributors to this volume explore: why some forms of security cooperation and institutionalization in the Asia-Pacific have proven more feasible than others; bilateral security cooperation and emerging multilateral structures; and factors needed to develop complementary relationships between states. Patterns of change and continuity in regional security management and cooperation in the Asia-Pacific are identified and analyzed in this book. Part I provides an overview of evolving security approaches in the Asia-Pacific region from the Cold War through the post-Cold War to the current post-September 11 era. The chapters in Part II provide country-based perspectives on how the nine Asia-Pacific nations have evolved in their thinking and approach to security management from the Cold War to the present. The security strategies of countries examined include those of major powers in the region (United States, China, Australia, and Japan), middle/sub-regional powers (Indonesia, Philippines, and South Korea), and finally small states (Malaysia, Thailand, and Singapore).

Acknowledgements
Introduction
List of Acronyms and Abbreviations
Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific: Evolution of Concepts and Practices
Convergent Security Revisited: Reconciling Bilateral and Multilateral Security Approaches
Accelerating the Evolutionary Process of Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific: An Australian Perspective
The Evolving Chinese Conception of Security and Security Approaches
Indonesia and Regional Security: The Quest for Cooperative Security
Japan's Compound Approach to Security Cooperation
South Korea's Strategy for Inter-Korean Relations and Regional Security Cooperation
Malaysian Defense and Security Cooperation: Coming Out of the Closet
The Revitalized Philippine-U.S. Security Relations: The Triumph of Bilateralism Over Multilateralism in Phillippine Foreign Policy?
Singapore's Perspective on the Asia-Pacific Security Architecture
Thailand's Perspective on Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific
Recalibration Not Transformation: U.S. Security Policies in the Asia-Pacific
Notes
About the Editors and Contributors
Index
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ISBN: 9780765614742
ISBN-10: 076561474X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 30th July 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.57