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People and power in the Pacific : the struggle for the post-Cold War order

Author: Walden F Bello
Publisher: London ; Boulder, Colo., USA : Pluto Press ; San Francisco, CA, USA : Food First ; Amsterdam : Transnational Institute, 1992.
Series: Transnational Institute series.
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America has long held the balance of power in the Asia-Pacific region, though recent world events have dramatically shifted the status quo. This book examines the extent to which these changes are a  Read more...

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Bello, Walden F.
People and power in the Pacific.
London ; Boulder, Colo., USA : Pluto Press ; San Francisco, CA, USA : Food First ; Amsterdam : Transnational Institute, 1992
(OCoLC)622208748
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Walden F Bello
ISBN: 0745306977 9780745306971 0745306985 9780745306988 0935028609 9780935028607
OCLC Number: 26541455
Notes: Simultaneously published by the Institute for Food and Development Policy (Food First) and Pluto Press without the series statement.
Description: xii, 147 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Ted Wheelwright --
pt. I. America's Pacific. 1. The End of the Cold War in the Pacific. 2. America's Contradictory Legacy. 3. The Rise of a Pacific Power. The 'Black Ships' Arrive. The Clash of Empires. Creating the Postwar Bases Network. Forward Defense and Containment. Strategic Diplomacy as a Substitute for Force. Naval Backlash. 4. US Pacific Command Today. Imperial Reach. Sexual Labor and the Military Economy. In Search of Enemies. 5. Missionary Democracy and US Foreign Policy: the Uneasy Partnership. The Philippine Paradigm. Containment and the Democratic Mission. The Authoritarian Alternative. 6. The Economic Dimension of Expansionism: from Agro-mineral Exploitation to Export-oriented Industrialization. Colonial Exploitation. Export-oriented Industrialization (EOI). Labor Control: the Korean Model. Women Workers on the Cutting Edge. Economic Growth and Income Concentration. EOI and the Destruction of Agriculture. EOI and Political Instability. 7. Ecological Disequilibrium. Destroying the Rainforests. The US and Export-oriented Forestry. The World Bank and Deforestation. The World Bank and the 'Big Dam Syndrome'. Depletion of Fisheries and Coastal Resources. The Costs of Chemical-intensive Agriculture. Industrialization and Toxification. Environmental Troubles and Threats to the Pacific Islands. 8. Strategic Colonialism in the South Pacific. The US: from Trusteeship to Annexation. France and Nuclear Imperialism. Indonesia and the Politics of Lebensraum. Australia as 'Big Brother'. New Zealand: the Consequences of Defection --
pt. II. The Japanese Ascendancy. 9. Japan's New Regional Economy. Japan's Rise to Economic Supremacy. The Crisis of the NICs. The ASEAN Countries and Asia's 'Second Industrialization'. The Philippines Bypassed. China and Vietnam: the 'Last Frontier'. Japan and Australia: a Colonial Relationship? 10. The US-Japan Relationship: from Alliance to Antagonism. The Cold War and the Resurrection of Japan. Three US Reactions. The Japanese Reaction. The Question of Japanese Militarism. Balance of Power Politics --
pt. III. A People's Pacific? 11. Towards a New Order in the Pacific. Threats to Peace, Old and New. An Alternative Pacific Order. An Alternative Security Framework. An Asia-Pacific Techno-trading Bloc. A Regional Congress of NGOs.
Series Title: Transnational Institute series.
Responsibility: Walden Bello ; foreword by Ted Wheelwright.

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