International Relations in Southeast Asia: The Struggle for Autonomy

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Rowman & Littlefield, Nov 25, 2014 - Political Science - 378 pages
This fully revised and updated edition of Donald E. Weatherbee’s widely praised text offers a clear and comprehensive introduction to international relations in contemporary Southeast Asia. The author analyzes the efforts of the Southeast Asian states to adapt collectively through the ASEAN Community-building process to the challenges of traditional intraregional security issues, the requirements of the international economy, and the political demands of nontraditional issues such as democracy, human rights, and environmental degradation. Weatherbee warns that autonomy, expressed in the claim to the ASEAN Community’s “centrality” to Asia, could be threatened by the strategic impact of China’s rise and America’s recommitment to regional strategic balance. An invaluable guide to the region, this thoughtful and lucid work will be an essential text for courses on Southeast Asia and on the international relations of the Asia-Pacific.
 

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Contents

The What and Why of Southeast Asia
1
Ch02 The International Actors in Southeast Asia
27
Ch03 The Cold War in Southeast Asia
63
Ch04 ASEAN and Regionalism in Southeast Asia
91
Ch05 Conflict and Conflict Resolution in Southeast Asia
127
Ch06 The South China Sea Conflict Zone
165
Ch07 Terrorism and Transnational Crime in Southeast Asia
193
Ch08 Southeast Asia in the Regional and International Economies
223
Ch09 Human Security in Southeast Asian International Relations
259
Ch10 Environmental Issues in International Relations in Southeast Asia
295
NationStates ASEAN and Autonomy
323
Appendix I Provisions of the 1992 ASEAN Declaration on the South China Sea
339
Appendix II Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea
341
Index
343
About the Author
351
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Donald E. Weatherbee is Russell Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of South Carolina.

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