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Author Yahuda, Michael B.

Title The international politics of the Asia-Pacific / Michael Yahuda
Edition Third and revised edition
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 366 pages)
Series Politics in Asia series
Politics in Asia series.
Contents Machine generated contents note: Part I The international politics of the Asia-Pacific -- Introduction -- 1.The impact of the Cold War and the struggles for independence, 1945-54 -- 2.The application of bipolarity, 1954-70 -- 3.The period of tripolarity, 1971-89 -- Part II The policies of the great powers -- 4.The United States and the Asia-Pacific -- 5.The Soviet Union/Russia and the Asia-Pacific -- 6.China and the Asia-Pacific -- 7.Japan and the Asia-Pacific -- Part III The era of American pre-eminence -- 8.From unipolarity to multipolarity 1991-2010 -- 9.The United States: from the end of the Cold War to the war on terrorism and beyond -- 10.China: China's ascent to global economic power and political influence -- 11.Japan: Coping with relative decline
Summary 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 the balance and power within 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, polarized by volatile relationships between others. Analyzing 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 issues.
Contents Section 1. The Cold War, 1945-89 -- section 2. The post-Cold War period
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject World politics -- 1945-1989.
World politics -- 1989-
Far East -- Foreign relations.
Far East -- Politics and government.
Asia, Southeastern -- Foreign relations.
Asia, Southeastern -- Politics and government -- 1945-
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203830989 (ebk)
9780203830987 (ebk)