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Risk Management Strategies of Japanese Companies in China: Political Crisis and Multinational Firms

Risk Management Strategies of Japanese Companies in China: Political Crisis and Multinational Firms

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Kristin Vekasi
July 05, 2019

In the context of political tensions and rising economic interdependence between Japan and China, this books studies how Japanese multinational companies try to minimize damages and manage their own fear and uncertainty to sustain their business interests. Using a qualitative approach, including...

The Ever-Changing Sino-Japanese Rivalry

The Ever-Changing Sino-Japanese Rivalry

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Philip Streich
June 25, 2019

What explains the ebb and flow of the Sino-Japanese rivalry? Why do the two states sometimes choose to escalate or de-escalate the rivalry? Does domestic politics play a role? Examining the historic and contemporary relationship between China and Japan through the lens of the interstate rivalry...

The Korean Paradox: Domestic Political Divide and Foreign Policy in South Korea

The Korean Paradox: Domestic Political Divide and Foreign Policy in South Korea

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Marco Milani, Antonio Fiori, Matteo Dian
June 06, 2019

Bringing together an international line up of contributors, this book examines South Korea’s foreign policy strategies designed to cope with the challenges of the post-Cold War regional order. Caught between economic interdependence with China and a security alliance with the US, it thus analyses...

The International Politics of the Asia-Pacific: Fourth and Revised Edition

The International Politics of the Asia-Pacific: Fourth and Revised Edition

4th Edition

Michael Yahuda
March 14, 2019

This fully revised fourth edition of Michael Yahuda’s successful textbook brings the subject up-to-date, introducing students to the international politics of the Asia-Pacific region since 1945. Following an evaluation of the legacy of the Cold War the author assesses the uncertainties of the...

Japan’s Island Troubles with China and Korea: Prospects and Challenges for Resolution

Japan’s Island Troubles with China and Korea: Prospects and Challenges for Resolution

1st Edition

Victor Teo, Haruko Satoh
November 08, 2018

This book examines the Senkaku/Diaoyu dispute between Japan and China and the Dokdo/Takeshima dispute between Japan and Korea, in order to offer new perspectives on the possible approaches towards amelioration and resolution of these conflicts. Japan’s Island Troubles with China and Korea...

Regional Environmental Politics in Northeast Asia: Conflict and Cooperation

Regional Environmental Politics in Northeast Asia: Conflict and Cooperation

1st Edition

Jeongwon Bourdais Park
November 06, 2018

The share of global CO2 emissions from the core Northeast Asian (NEA) countries in 2015 was estimated to be as high as 33.63 percent. Representing 28.21, 3.67, and 1.75 percent of total global emissions, China, Japan, and South Korea were ranked the first, fifth, and seventh largest...

Distributive Politics in Malaysia: Maintaining Authoritarian Party Dominance

Distributive Politics in Malaysia: Maintaining Authoritarian Party Dominance

1st Edition

Hidekuni Washida
October 09, 2018

The election on 9 May 2018 ended six decades of rule by the ruling coalition in Malaysia (Barisan Nasional or BN, formerly the Alliance). Despite this result, the BN’s longevity and resilience to competition is remarkable. This book explores the mechanisms behind the emergence, endurance, fight for...

National Identity and Great-Power Status in Russia and Japan: Non-Western Challengers to the Liberal International Order

National Identity and Great-Power Status in Russia and Japan: Non-Western Challengers to the Liberal International Order

1st Edition

Tadashi Anno
August 20, 2018

Having suffered military defeat at the hands of advanced Western powers in the 1850s, Russia and Japan embarked upon a program of catch-up and modernization in the late-19th Century. While the two states sought in the main to replicate the successes of the advanced great powers of the West, the...

US-China Competition and the South China Sea Disputes

US-China Competition and the South China Sea Disputes

1st Edition

Huiyun Feng, Kai He
May 08, 2018

Traditionally, the South China Sea (SCS) issue was not on the negotiation table between the United States and China. However, the tensions between the United States and China over the SCS have gradually simmered up to a strategic level. Why and how did the SCS become a flashpoint between the United...

The Road to Federalism in Nepal, Myanmar and Sri Lanka: Finding the Middle Ground

The Road to Federalism in Nepal, Myanmar and Sri Lanka: Finding the Middle Ground

1st Edition

Michael G Breen
January 29, 2018

Nations built on exclusion and assimilation, decades of civil war, widespread poverty, authoritarianism and the decline of democracy. Nepal, Myanmar and Sri Lanka are travelling a road to federalism. Institutions and ethnic identity have interacted to privilege some and marginalise others. But when...

China and Transboundary Water Politics in Asia

China and Transboundary Water Politics in Asia

1st Edition

Hongzhou Zhang, Mingjiang Li
December 14, 2017

Water-related conflicts have a long history and will continue to be a global and regional problem. Asia, with 1.5 billion of its people living in shared river basins, and with very few transboundary rivers governed by treaties, is especially prone to such conflicts. The key to mitigating...

The US Versus the North Korean Nuclear Threat: Mitigating the Nuclear Security Dilemma

The US Versus the North Korean Nuclear Threat: Mitigating the Nuclear Security Dilemma

1st Edition

Er-Win Tan
October 26, 2017

Although the current world order is still dominated by the US, there is increasing international concern over the possibility of regional security dilemmas arising from smaller powers’ attempts to develop Weapons of Mass Destruction. A study of US-North Korean interaction using the security dilemma...

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