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Irregular Migration and Human Security in East Asia

Irregular Migration and Human Security in East Asia

1st Edition

Jiyoung Song, Alistair D. B. Cook
May 16, 2017

Across East Asia, intra-regional migration is more prevalent than inter-regional movements, and the region’s diverse histories, geopolitics, economic development, ethnic communities, and natural environments make it an excellent case study for examining the relationship between irregular migration...

European Studies in Asia: Contours of a Discipline

European Studies in Asia: Contours of a Discipline

1st Edition

Georg Wiessala
May 03, 2017

As countries across Asia continue to rise and become more assertive global powers, the role that Higher Education has played, and continues to play, in this process is an issue of growing pertinence. Furthermore, understanding the relationship between Europe and Asia fostered by historical and...

Corporate Social Responsibility and Human Rights in Asia

Corporate Social Responsibility and Human Rights in Asia

1st Edition

Robert J. Hanlon
May 03, 2017

As globalization has brought about new concerns and responsibilities for business, particularly in the realm of human rights, many multinational corporations (MNC) operating in Asia have argued that such rights are the responsibility of government. However, as globalization continues to improve...

Energy Security in Asia and Eurasia

Energy Security in Asia and Eurasia

1st Edition

Mike M. Mochizuki, Deepa M. Ollapally
December 19, 2016

Many states appear to have strong sentiment on energy security and energy transit vulnerability. Some analysts see the rapidly increasing demand for energy and competition for energy resources leading to nationalistic energy policies. Others argue that global trends with efficient energy markets...

Alterities in Asia: Reflections on Identity and Regionalism

Alterities in Asia: Reflections on Identity and Regionalism

1st Edition

Leong Yew
May 31, 2016

This book investigates the politics of identity in Asia and explores how different groups of people inside and outside Asia have attempted to relate to the alterity of the places and cultures in the region through various modes (literary and filmic representation, scholarly knowledge, and so on)...

New Regional Geopolitics in the Indo-Pacific: Drivers, Dynamics and Consequences

New Regional Geopolitics in the Indo-Pacific: Drivers, Dynamics and Consequences

1st Edition

Priya Chacko
May 06, 2016

During the last twenty years, burgeoning transnational trade, investment and production linkages have emerged in the area between the Indian and Pacific Oceans. The appearance of this area of interdependence and interaction and its potential impact on global order has captured the attention of...

Democracy or Alternative Political Systems in Asia: After the Strongmen

Democracy or Alternative Political Systems in Asia: After the Strongmen

1st Edition

Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao
March 03, 2016

From the 1980s onwards, a tide of democratization swept across the Asian region, as the political strongmen who had led since the end of World War II began to fall. Although it is generally assumed that once authoritarian leaders no longer hold power, the political landscape will drastically change...

Eurasia’s Ascent in Energy and Geopolitics: Rivalry or Partnership for China, Russia, and Central Asia?

Eurasia’s Ascent in Energy and Geopolitics: Rivalry or Partnership for China, Russia, and Central Asia?

1st Edition

Robert Bedeski, Niklas Swanström
August 21, 2015

The Sino-Russian relationship has experienced several permutations in recent decades as both states have undergone radical domestic changes, including the end of Soviet communism and the abandonment of Maoism. This volume brings together scholars to address the current status of Sino-Russian...

The Dynamics of Social Capital and Civic Engagement in Asia

The Dynamics of Social Capital and Civic Engagement in Asia

1st Edition

Amrita Daniere, Hy Van Luong
March 04, 2015

The purpose of this volume is to highlight the impacts on civic engagement of social capital, and its various component parts (trust, norms, networks and associations), in diverse parts of Asia. Addressing the pressing need for improved governance within the spatial, political and cultural...

Regionalism in China-Vietnam Relations: Institution-Building in the Greater Mekong Subregion

Regionalism in China-Vietnam Relations: Institution-Building in the Greater Mekong Subregion

1st Edition

Oliver Hensengerth
March 04, 2015

This book analyses collaboration in the Greater Mekong Subregion. It explores inter-state cooperation and the role of subnational units (provincial and local governments) and transnational actors (NGOs, firms) in building and maintaining the subregion. It also considers the relationships between...

Renewable Energy in East Asia: Towards a New Developmentalism

Renewable Energy in East Asia: Towards a New Developmentalism

1st Edition

Christopher M. Dent
November 25, 2014

Energy is crucial to the functioning of any human society and central to understanding East Asia’s ‘economic miracle’. The region’s rapid development over the last few decades has been inherently energy-intensive and the impact on global energy security, climate change and the twenty-first-century...

The Politics of Religion in South and Southeast Asia

The Politics of Religion in South and Southeast Asia

1st Edition

Ishtiaq Ahmed
March 28, 2014

This book presents comparative country case studies on the politics of religion in South and Southeast Asia, including India, Pakistan and Indonesia. It deals with politicized religious revivals that cannot reasonably be depicted as mere quest for a moral anchor in a world of flux and change....

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