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Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

Series Editor: Leszek Buszynski, William Tow

Series editors: Leszek Buszynski and William Tow, both Australian National University

New security concerns are emerging in the Asia Pacific region as global players face challenges from rising great powers, all of which interact with confident middle powers in complicated ways. This series puts forward important new work on key security issues in the region. It embraces the roles of the major actors, their defense policies and postures and their security interaction over the key issues of the region. It includes coverage of the United States, China, Japan, Russia, the Koreas, as well as the middle powers of ASEAN and South Asia. It also covers issues relating to environmental and economic security as well as transnational actors and regional groupings.

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11-20 of 27 results in Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series
  1. Japan, Australia and Asia-Pacific Security

    Edited by Brad Williams, Andrew Newman

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

    The threats to security in Southeast Asia have been serious and constant since the end of the Second World War. The book provides an absorbing account of the evolution of a key axis of regional stability - defence contacts between Japan and Australia, tracing the relationship from the...

    Published September 12th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Human Security and Climate Change in Southeast Asia

    Managing Risk and Resilience

    Edited by Lorraine Elliott, Mely Caballero-Anthony

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

    This book makes an important and timely contribution to debates about the relationship between climate change and security in Southeast Asia. It does so through a human security lens, drawing on local and regional expertise to discuss the threats that climate change poses to human security in...

    Published August 5th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Regional Co-operation and Its Enemies in Northeast Asia

    The Impact of Domestic Forces

    Edited by Edward Friedman, Sung Chull Kim

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

    Examining the prospects for building a regional community in Northeast Asia, this book considers the foreign policies of the individual states as well as the impact of domestic politics on the regionalist agenda. It outlines the emerging Northeast Asian community and the domestic...

    Published July 12th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Nuclear Power and Energy Security in Asia

    Edited by Rajesh Basrur, Koh Swee Lean Collin

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

    The rising demand for energy, the higher costs of oil and gas, and the association of fossil fuels with adverse climate change have all brought a renewed interest in nuclear energy. Nuclear power, however, is itself controversial, because of its costs, its environmental effects and the security...

    Published June 14th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Maritime Challenges and Priorities in Asia

    Implications for Regional Security

    Edited by Joshua Ho, Sam Bateman

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

    Maritime issues are particularly important for Asian countries, where there is a high reliance on shipping routes for international trade, many difficult disputes over maritime boundaries, and the prospect of increasing tensions where maritime power might play a significant role. This book uses...

    Published June 14th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Security and International Politics in the South China Sea

    Towards a co-operative management regime

    Edited by Sam Bateman, Ralf Emmers

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

    The South China Sea has long been regarded as a major source of tension and instability in East Asia. Managing the risk of possible conflict over disputed claims in the South China Sea has been a significant challenge for regional relations. This book explores international politics and security in...

    Published May 14th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Geopolitics and Maritime Territorial Disputes in East Asia

    By Ralf Emmers

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

    Geopolitics is a crucial element in understanding international relations in East Asia, with major and medium powers competing for influence. This book examines geopolitics in East Asia, focusing in particular on its major, contentious maritime territorial disputes. It looks in particular detail at...

    Published May 9th 2012 by Routledge

  8. American Sanctions in the Asia-Pacific

    By Brendan Taylor

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

    Sanctions are a persistent – many would argue increasingly central – component of American efforts to shape foreign policy outcomes in the Asia-Pacific. The use of sanctions in the context of two of the most pressing regional security issues currently on Washington’s radar – the ongoing North...

    Published March 28th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Human Security in Southeast Asia

    By Yukiko Nishikawa

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

    There is a growing interest in human security in Southeast Asia. This book firstly explores the theoretical and conceptual basis of human security, before focusing on the region itself. It shows how human security has been taken up as a central part of security policy in individual states in...

    Published March 28th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Australia as an Asia-Pacific Regional Power

    Friendships in Flux?

    Edited by Brendan Taylor

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

    During recent years, in its traditional role as an important Asia-Pacific regional power, Australia has had to cope with a rapidly changing external security environment and a series of new challenges, including a rising China, an increasingly assertive United States, and most notably the Global...

    Published March 13th 2012 by Routledge