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Cambridge Asia-Pacific Studies : Asia-Pacific Strategic Relations: Seeking Convergent Security - William T. Tow

Cambridge Asia-Pacific Studies

Asia-Pacific Strategic Relations: Seeking Convergent Security


Published: 1st January 2002
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This comprehensive book is an overview of security issues in the Asia-Pacific. It is also an argument for a strategy that promises to achieve greater regional stability. It argues that current approaches by policy-makers increase the likelihood of conflict. Instead, it proposes that a strategy of 'convergent security' be adopted to build a more enduring and peaceful regional security framework. A concise survey of key approaches to regional security politics, it presents a vast selection of empirical discussion, both historical and current. Assessing the outlook for the three powers most likely to vie for regional dominance - the United States, China and Japan - the book also reviews the prospects for other secondary powers, including Korea and Taiwan and analyses the role of Australia and the ASEAN nations of Southeast Asia. Unique, accessible, authoritative and broad-ranging survey designed for a wide body of analysts and students of contemporary Asian politics and strategy.

'Tow's book is an elegant, well-informed and sophisticated contribution both to debates about the security of the region and to IR theory more broadly. [Tow is] able to communicate [his] insights to the world beyond academia ... required reading for any policy-maker who deal with one of the most dynamic and challenging regions of the world.' International Affairs
"A detailed and thoughtful analysis....Strong and well-argued..." Foreign Affairs

Great Power Strategy I: China
Great Power Strategy II: Japan
Other Key Players I: Korea and Taiwan
Other Key Players II: ASEAN and Australia
The Superpower Respondent: The United States
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ISBN: 9780521807906
ISBN-10: 0521807905
Series: Cambridge Asia-Pacific Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st January 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.6