Asia-Pacific Security

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312 pp., 7 x 10
ISBN: 9781626163447 (1626163448)

312 pp., 7 x 10
ISBN: 9781626163454 (1626163456)

ISBN: 9781626163461

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October 2016
LC: 2015047169


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Asia-Pacific Security
An Introduction
Joanne Wallis and Andrew Carr, Editors

This new textbook gathers an international roster of top security studies scholars to provide an overview of Asia-Pacific's international relations and pressing contemporary security issues. It is a suitable introduction for undergraduate and masters students' use in international relations and security studies courses. Merging a strong theoretical component with rich contemporary and historical empirical examples, Asia-Pacific Security examines the region's key players and challenges as well as a spectrum of proposed solutions for improving regional stability. Major topics include in-depth looks at the United States' relationship with China; Security concerns presented by small and microstates, the region's largest group of nations; threats posed by terrorism and insurgency; the region's accelerating arms race and the potential for an Asian war; the possible roles of multilateralism, security communities, and human security as part of solutions to regional problems.

Joanne Wallis is a senior lecturer at the Strategic and Defense Studies Centre, Australian National University, and the author of Constitution Making during State Building.

Andrew Carr is research fellow at the Strategic and Defense Studies Centre, Australian National University. He is the author of Winning the Peace: Australia's Campaign to Change the Asia-Pacific and coeditor of the journal Security Challenges.

"This text is distinguished by the integration of international relations theory into the study of substantive security issues in the Asia-Pacific. The individual chapters are empirically authoritative and speak to a comprehensive range of 'traditional' and 'new' security concerns. There is no other textbook with this value-added and it fills an important gap for students and researchers alike."—Christopher W. Hughes, Professor of International Politics and Japanese Studies, Chair of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Warwick

"This is a timely, comprehensive and highly readable introduction to security in the Asia Pacific region. It will serve as an invaluable tool for teaching, research and policy debates on the challenges facing the region and how to address them."—Amitav Acharya, Distinguished Professor of International Relations, American University, Washington DC, School of International Service, American University

"This is an excellent text book on Asia-Pacific security, combining theoretical and policy dimensions of the subject matter. The rich essays in it add to our understanding of the subject and scholars and practitioners alike will find them useful."—T.V. Paul, James McGill Professor of International Relations, McGill University, Canada, Editor of: Accommodating Rising Powers: Past: Present and Future , 2016.,

Table of Contents
Introduction to Asia-Pacific Security
Andrew Carr and Joanne Wallis

Part I: The Changing Asia-Pacific Security Order
1. Can The United States Share Power In The Asia-Pacific?
Brad Glosserman
2 . Is China an Asia-Pacific Great Power?
Lowell Dittmer
3. Are India and Japan Potential Members of the Great Power Club?
H. D. P. Envall and Ian Hall
4. Are Middle Powers on a Collision Course in the Asia-Pacific?
Andrew Carr
5. Why are Small States a Security Concern in the Asia-Pacific?
Joanne Wallis

Part II: Current and Emerging Security Challenges
6. Military Modernization and Arms-Racing in the Asia-Pacific
Tim Huxley and Brendan Taylor
7. Maritime Security: Will Asia's Next War Occur at Sea?
James Manicom
8. What Threat do Terrorism and Insurgency Pose in the Asia-Pacific?
Christopher Paul and Nick Nelson
9. How Relevant are Internal and NonTraditional Security Challenges in the Asia Pacific?
Alistair D.B. Cook
10. How Is the Cyber Revolution Changing Asia-Pacific National Security Concerns?
Rex B. Hughes

Part III: Security Solutions
11. Can Multilateralism and Security Communities Bring Security to the Asia-Pacific?
Mathew Davies
12. Is Human Security a Solution?
Sarah Teitt
Conclusion: What is the Asia-Pacific's Likely Security Future?
Brendan Taylor and William T. Tow

List of Contributors

Andrew Carr Alistair D. B. Cook Mathew Davies Lowell Dittmer H. D. P. Envall Brad Glosserman Ian Hall Rex B. Hughes Tim Huxley James Manicom Nick Nelson Christopher Paul Brendan Taylor Sarah Teitt William T. Tow Joanne Wallis