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Theorizing Indian Foreign Policy

Theorizing Indian Foreign Policy

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Mischa Hansel, Raphaëlle Khan, Mélissa Levaillant
August 20, 2019

Examined from a non-Western lens, the standard International Relations (IR) and Foreign Policy Analysis (FPA) approaches are ill-adapted because of some Eurocentric and conceptual biases. These biases partly stem from: first, the dearth of analyses focusing on non-Western cases; second, the primacy...

Uncertainty, Threat, and International Security: Implications for Southeast Asia

Uncertainty, Threat, and International Security: Implications for Southeast Asia

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Ivan Savic, Zachary C. Shirkey
August 20, 2019

The rise of China is changing the strategic landscape globally and regionally. How states respond to potential threats posed by this new power arrangement will be crucial to international relations for the coming decades. This book builds on existing realist and rationalist concepts of balancing,...

India-US Relations in the Age of Uncertainty: An uneasy courtship

India-US Relations in the Age of Uncertainty: An uneasy courtship

1st Edition

Forthcoming

B.M. Jain
August 20, 2019

In the initial phase of the Obama administration, India’s ruling class and strategic community formed a perception that the spirit of strategic partnership between the two countries might be diluted on account of China looming large in the priorities of this administration. Despite...

Russia's Geoeconomic Strategy for a Greater Eurasia

Russia's Geoeconomic Strategy for a Greater Eurasia

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Glenn Diesen
August 20, 2019

Moscow has progressively replaced geopolitics with geoeconomics as power is recognised to derive from the state’s ability to establish a privileged position in strategic markets and transportation corridors. The objective is to bridge the vast Eurasian continent to reposition Russia from the...

China, the UN and Human Rights: Implications for World Politics

China, the UN and Human Rights: Implications for World Politics

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Christopher B Primiano
July 10, 2019

Addressing the problem of reconciling China’s voting record in the UN on human rights and repressive policy at home, this book argues that domestic factors determine the way the Chinese government acts on wider human rights issues. China has a very active voting record in the United Nations...

Turkey's Pivot to Eurasia: Geopolitics and Foreign Policy in a Changing World Order

Turkey's Pivot to Eurasia: Geopolitics and Foreign Policy in a Changing World Order

1st Edition

Emre Erşen, Seçkin Köstem
June 10, 2019

This book discusses and analyses the dimensions of Turkey’s strategic rapprochement with the Eurasian states and institutions since the deterioration of Ankara’s relations with its traditional NATO allies. Do these developments signify a major strategic reorientation in Turkish foreign policy? Is...

The Evolution of the Asian Developmental State: Hong Kong and Singapore

The Evolution of the Asian Developmental State: Hong Kong and Singapore

1st Edition

J. J. Woo
August 20, 2018

Many East Asian states have undergone profound economic transformations over the last two decades. Singapore and Hong Kong especially have adapted to shifting economic and technological conditions by transforming themselves into ‘smart developmental states’. In these cities, the proliferation of...

External Powers and the Gulf Monarchies

External Powers and the Gulf Monarchies

1st Edition

Jonathan Fulton, Li-Chen Sim
August 20, 2018

The Gulf monarchies have been generally perceived as status quo actors reliant on the USA for their security, but in response to regional events, particularly the Arab Spring of 2011, they are pursuing more activist foreign policies, which has allowed other international powers to play a larger...

The Decay of Western Civilisation and Resurgence of Russia: Between Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft

The Decay of Western Civilisation and Resurgence of Russia: Between Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft

1st Edition

Glenn Diesen
August 20, 2018

What explains the rise of populist movements across the West and their affinity towards Russia? UKIP’s Brexit victory, Trump’s triumph, and the successive elections and referendums in Europe were united by a repudiation of the liberal international order. These new political forces envision the...

China's New Governing Party Paradigm: Political Renewal and the Pursuit of National Rejuvenation

China's New Governing Party Paradigm: Political Renewal and the Pursuit of National Rejuvenation

1st Edition

Timothy R. Heath
August 14, 2018

For the first time since its founding in 1921, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has adopted a new paradigm for its role in China. Abandoning its former identity as a 'revolutionary party', the CCP now regards itself as a 'governing party' committed to meeting the diverse needs of its people and...

Risk State: Japan's Foreign Policy in an Age of Uncertainty

Risk State: Japan's Foreign Policy in an Age of Uncertainty

1st Edition

Sebastian Maslow, Ra Mason, Paul O'Shea
August 14, 2018

The increase of new complex security challenges and the heightening significance of a diverse array of actors has simultaneously posed a challenge to traditional perspectives on international relations and foreign policy and created an opportunity for new concepts to be applied. Conventional...

The China-Japan Border Dispute: Islands of Contention in Multidisciplinary Perspective

The China-Japan Border Dispute: Islands of Contention in Multidisciplinary Perspective

1st Edition

Tim F. Liao, Kimie Hara, Krista Wiegand
August 14, 2018

Crossing disciplinary boundaries, this volume offers a rare forum for a serious analysis of the territorial dispute over the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands between China and Japan. To understand the complexity of the dispute and to find peaceful solutions, we must reach beyond the confines of a single...

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