The International Politics of the Asia Pacific: Third and revised edition

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 2011-03-09
  • Publisher: Routledge
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This fully revised third edition of Michael Yahuda's extremely successful textbook brings the region fully up-to-date, introducing students to the international politics of the Asia-Pacific region since 1945. As well as assessing the post-cold War uncertainties that challenged balance and power with the region, Yahuda also examines the first decade of the new millennium which includes no let up on the 'war on terror', new political administrations in all the key player-states and increased cooperative security between some nations, polarised by volatile relationships between others. Anyalzing politics in terms of global, regional and local trends, this new edition features: In-depth discussion of the Bush administration legacy and where the Obama administration's vision takes their policy Analysis of post-Koizumi/post-Abe Japan Examination of the continued Rise of China in terms of politics, security and economic dominance Ongoing debates concerning the 'war on terror' and how this shifts, forms and reforms relationships Asia-Pacific security issuesThis new third edition will continue to be a core text for students of Asian politics, international relations and Cold war history.

Author Biography

Michael Yahuda is Professor Emeritus of International Relations at the London School of Economics, UK and visiting scholar at the The Sigur Center for Asian Studies, the Elliot School, George Washington University, USA.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. xi
Introduction to the third editionp. xii
The Cold War, 1945-89p. 1
The international politics of the Asia-Pacificp. 3
Introductionp. 5
The impact of the Cold War and the struggles for independence, 1945-54p. 19
The application of bipolarity, 1954-70p. 36
The period of tripolarity, 1971-89p. 62
The policies of the great powersp. 85
The United States and the Asia-Pacificp. 87
The Soviet Union/Russia and the Asia-Pacificp. 116
China and the Asia-Pacificp. 137
Japan and the Asia-Pacificp. 160
The post-Cold War periodp. 177
The era of American pre-eminencep. 179
From unipolarity to multipolarity 1991-2010p. 181
The United States: from the end of the Cold War to the war on terrorism and beyondp. 223
China: China's ascent to global economic power and political influencep. 269
Japan: Coping with relative declinep. 314
Conclusionp. 341
Indexp. 347
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