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Cooperative Security and the Balance of Power in ASEAN and the ARF

By Ralf Emmers

Routledge – 2003 – 216 pages

Series: Politics in Asia

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    978-0-415-30992-9
    June 12th 2003

Description

In this book, Emmers addresses the key question: to what extent may the balance of power play a part in such cooperative security arrangements and in the calculations of the participants of ASEAN and the ART? He investigates the role of the power balance in detailed examinations of the creation of the forum, ASEAN's response to the Indochina conflict and the South China sea dispute.

Reviews

'This book takes a refreshing look at ASEAN through a largely neglected conventional lens - the realist balance of power.' - Asian Journal of Political Science

'Emmers has researched thoroughly and presented his conclusions with admiral rigour.' - The Royal Society for Asian Affairs

Contents

1. Regimes for Cooperative Security: The Formation and Institutional Evolution of ASEAN and the ARF 2. The Role of the Balance of Power Factor within and Beyond Regimes for Cooperative Security 3. The Balance of Power Factor and the Denial of Intra-Mural Hegemony: ASEAN's Early Years and its Enlargement to Include Brunei in 1984 4. The Balance of Power and Extra-Mural Hegemony: ASEAN's Response to the Third Indo-China Conflict 5. The Post-Cold War Regional Security Context: The Role of the Balance of Power Factor within the ARF 6. ASEAN's Post-Cold War Involvement in the South China Sea Dispute: The Relevance of Associative and Balance of Power Dimensions

Author Bio

Ralf Emmers is a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Asian Security at the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

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Description: By Ralf Emmers. In this book, Emmers addresses the key question: to what extent may the balance of power play a part in such cooperative security arrangements and in the calculations of the participants of ASEAN and the ART? He investigates the role of the power balance...
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