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International Security in the Asia-Pacific

Transcending ASEAN towards Transitional Polycentrism

Editors: Chong, Alan (Ed.)

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  • Examines Asian security using a holistic thematic frameworkOffers a wealth of 'grounded' experience to this area of academic scholarship
  • Many of the authors are practitioners in the field 
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This volume argues that international security in the Asia-Pacific lends itself to contradictory analyses of centrifugal and centripetal trends. Transitional polycentrism is intrinsically awkward as a description of the security of states and their populations; it implies the loosening of state control and the emergence of newly asserted authority by mixed constellations of intergovernmental organizations and non-state actors. It implies a competition of agendas: threats to the integrity of borders and human security threats such as natural disasters, airliner crashes, and displacement by man-made pollution and food scarcity. Conversely, polycentrism could also imply a return to a more neo-realist oriented international order where great powers ignore ASEAN and steer regional order according to their perceived interests and relative military superiority. This book embraces these contradictory trends as a foundation of analysis and accepts that disorder can also be re-described from the perspective of studied detachment as polycentric order.

About the authors

Alan Chong is Associate Professor at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore. He has published widely on the notion of soft power and the role of ideas in constructing the international relations of Singapore and Asia.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • International Security in the Asia-Pacific: Transcending ASEAN Towards Transitional Polycentrism—An Introduction

    Pages 1-41

    Chong, Alan

  • Southeast Asia: No Longer Peripheral to Global Events

    Pages 43-60

    Ooi, Kee Beng

  • Defence and Security Cooperation in East Asia: Whither ASEAN Centrality?

    Pages 61-84

    Tan, See Seng

  • ASEAN’s Limitations in Conflict Resolution

    Pages 85-98

    Chareonwongsak, Kriengsak

  • Flexing Muscles Flexibly: China and Asia’s Transitional Polycentrism

    Pages 101-127

    Hoo, Tiang Boon

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eBook $119.00
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Hardcover $159.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-60761-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-86928-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
International Security in the Asia-Pacific
Book Subtitle
Transcending ASEAN towards Transitional Polycentrism
Editors
  • Alan Chong
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-60762-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-60762-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-60761-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-86928-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 429
Number of Illustrations
2 illustrations in colour
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