Asian Security Order (häftad)
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Asian Security Order (häftad)

Asian Security Order

Instrumental and Normative Features

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More than a decade has passed since the end of the Cold War, but Asia still faces serious security challenges. These include the current security environment in the Korean peninsula, across the Taiwan Strait, and over Kashmir, the danger of nuclear and missile proliferation, and the concern with the rising power of China and with American dominance. Indeed, some experts see Asia as a dangerous and unstable place. Alagappa disagrees, maintaining that Asia is a far more stable, predictable, and prosperous region than it was in the postindependence period. This volume also takes account of the changed security environment in Asia since September 11, 2001.Unlike many areas-studies approaches, Alagappa's work makes a strong case for taking regional politics and security dynamics seriously from both theoretical and empirical approaches. The first part of this volume develops an analytical framework for the study of order; the salience of the different pathways to order is examined in the second part; the third investigates the management of specific security issues; and the final part discusses the nature of security order in Asia.
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"Asian Security Order offers a complex and comprehensive, yet accessible analysis of the fundamental forces shaping security in Asia." -- <I>Pacific Affairs</I> "Asian Security Order is Muttiah Alagappa's third and final volume on a subject of vital and growing importance in world politics. It is the capstone volume of a theoretically sophisticated, intellectuallyintegrated, empirically rich, and politically sensitive set of inquiries. In the empirically informed literature on international relations, I know of no scholar writing on Asian security who comes close to matching the coherent and compelling vision of a politically relevant social science that Alagappa has succeeded in articulating. Like its two predecessors, this book will become required reading for any serious student of Asian security." -- Peter J. Katzenstein, Walter S. Carpenter, Jr. Professor of International Studies * Cornell University * " intellectual feast..." -- <I>Journal of East Asian Studies</I>

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Muthiah Alagappa is Distinguished Senior Fellow at the East-West Center. He is the editor of Asian Security Order: Instrumental and Normative Features (Stanford, 2003), Coercion and Governance: The Declining Political Role of the Military in Asia (Stanford, 2001), Asian Security Practice: Material and Ideational Influences (Stanford, 1998), and Political Legitimacy in Southeast Asia: The Quest for Moral Authority (Stanford, 1995).


Preface Acronyms and Abbreviations Contributors Introduction: Predictability and Stability Despite Challenges MUTHIAH ALAGAPPA Part I. Conceptual Perspective 1. The Study of International Order: An Analytical Framework MUTHIAH ALAGAPPA 2. Constructing Security Order in Asia: Conceptions and Issues MUTHIAH ALAGAPPA 3. Sovereignty: Dominance of the Westphalian Concept and Implications for Regional Security CHUNG-IN MOON AND CHAESUNG CHUN Part II. Pathways to Order 4. Incomplete Hegemony: The United States and Security Order in Asia MICHAEL MASTANDUNO 5. Balance-of-Power Politics: Consequences for Asian Security Order AVERY GOLDSTEIN 6. Regional Institutions and Asian Security Order: Norms, Power, and Prospects for Peaceful Change AMITAV ACHARYA 7. Track 2 Diplomacy: Ideational Contribution to the Evolving Asian Security Order BRIAN L. JOB 8. Economic Interdependence and Economic Cooperation: Mitigating Conflict and Transforming Security Order in Asia MING WAN 9. The UN System as a Pathway to Security in Asia: A Buttress, Not a Pillar ROSEMARY FOOT Part III. Management of Specific Issues 10. Acute Conflicts in Asia After the Cold War: Kashmir, Taiwan, and Korea DAVID KANG 11. Territorial Disputes and Asian Security: Sources, Management, and Prospects JIANWEI WANG 12. Maritime Issues in Asia: The Problem of Adolescence JEAN-MARC F. BLANCHARD 13. Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense, and Stability: A Case for "Sober Optimism" VICTOR D. CHA 14. Managing Internal Conflicts: Dominance of the State ARUN R. SWAMY AND JOHN GERSHMAN 15. Human Security: An Intractable Problem in Asia DEWI FORTUNA ANWAR Part IV. Conclusion 16. Managing Asian Security: Competition, Cooperation, and Evolutionary Change MUTHIAH ALAGAPPA