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Asian security practice : material and ideational influences

Author: Muthiah Alagappa
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Despite the end of the Cold War, security continues to be a critical concern of Asian states. This book undertakes an ethnographic, country-by-country study of how Asian states conceive of their security.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Muthiah Alagappa
ISBN: 0804733473 9780804733472 0804733481 9780804733489 0804725047 9780804725040 0804725608 9780804725606
OCLC Number: 38739016
Description: xvii, 851 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Muthiah Alagappa 1. Rethinking Security: A Critical Review and Appraisal of the Debate / Muthiah Alagappa 2. International Politics in Asia: The Historical Context / Muthiah Alagappa 3. China: Security Practice of a Modernizing and Ascending Power / Wu Xinbo 4. India: Modified Structuralism / Kanti Bajpai 5. Japan: Normative Constraints Versus Structural Imperatives / Yoshihide Soeya 6. North Korea: Deterrence Through Danger / David Kang 7. South Korea: Recasting Security Paradigms / Chung in Moon 8. Taiwan: In the Dragon's Shadow / Roger Cliff 9. Bangladesh: A Weak State and Power / Iftekharuzzaman 10. Pakistan: The Crisis Within / Samina Ahmed 11. Sri Lanka: The Many Faces of Security / Nira Wickramasinghe 12. Myanmar: Preoccupation with Regime Survival, National Unity, and Stability / Tin Maung Maung Than 13. Thailand: The Elite's Shifting Conceptions of Security / Panitan Wattanayagorn 14. Vietnam: Struggle and Cooperation / Kim Ninh 15. Indonesia: Domestic Priorities Define National Security / Dewi Fortuna Anwar 16. Malaysia: Reinventing the Nation / K.S. Nathan 17. The Philippines: State Versus Society? / Noel M. Morada and Christopher Collier 18. Singapore: Realist cum Trading State / Narayanan Ganesan 19. Asian Practice of Security: Key Features and Explanations / Muthiah Alagappa 20. Conceptualizing Security: Hierarchy and Conceptual Traveling / Muthiah Alagappa.
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