Globalization, Development and Security in Asia

Globalization, Development and Security in Asia

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Asian countries are undergoing rapid political, economic and social transformations; meanwhile, there is a growing demand for knowing more about Asia. This Major Reference Set is designed to help general readers as well as specialists to have a good grasp of the latest developments in Asia in the key areas of economic growth, trade, energy, environment, foreign policy and security. With 4 volumes, this set covers all major dimensions of Asia's political economy. Contributors include both scholars and practitioners who provide first-hand description and analysis of fundamental issues in Asia. Peace and political stability are of ultimate importance, with Asia at the forefront of wealth creation in the global economy. Volume 1 unpacks and examines the foreign policy strategies of key states and the role of regional institutions in responding to the security demands of an Asian century. Volume 2 studies the strong economic integration through trade and cross-border investment that has been essential to Asia. The region's future prosperity depends on it being able to remain open and outward-looking. As Asia grows larger and richer, more concerted efforts are required to surmount regional rivalry and to further strengthen the regional architecture of economic cooperation. Volume 3 looks at the emerging economies' thirst for energy that creates huge competition, around which domestic, regional, and international political economy unfolds. Climate change and aspiration for sustainable development further complicate the challenge. Volume 4 offers a comprehensive coverage of subjects on environment and sustainable development in Asia with case studies of selected and representative countries that are at different stages of economic development and facing different environment-related problems and challenges in the twenty-first century. This interdisciplinary set is a fine example of international cooperation, with contributors hailing from different parts of Asia as well as North America and Europe. It is a must-have for anyone keen on understanding Asia's dynamic and changing scene. Contents:Volume 1:Introduction: Foreign Policy and Security in an Asian Century (Benny Teh Cheng Guan and Zhiqun Zhu)Part I: Foreign Policy Approaches to Security Concerns in AsiaNot So Peaceful: China's Rise and Geopolitics in Asia (Joseph Tse-Hei Lee)American Security and Foreign Policy in Asia (Robert G Sutter)Shifting Eastward a€” Russia's Evolving Strategy in the Asia-Pacific (Artyom Lukin)Continuity and Change in India's Foreign Policy (Rohan Mukherjee)Japan's Asian Diplomacy and the Struggle over the War Memories (Kazuya Fukuoka)The Carabao among the Eagle, the Dragon and the Tigers: Security and Foreign Policy of the Philippines (Julio S Amador III)Thailand's Foreign Policy: The Struggle for Regional Leadership in Southeast Asia (Pongphisoot Busbarat)Part II: Regional Challenges and Policy Responses in Asian SecurityRights, Resources, and Power: The Roots of Disputes and Rivalries in the East Asian Seas (Yves-Heng Lim)Cross-Strait DActente and Implications for Asia-Pacific Security (Cheng-yi Lin)Looming Security Crisis: Danger of Escalation of the Nuclear Conflict on the Korean Peninsula (Steven Kim)ASEAN's Role in the Development of Non-Traditional Regional Security (Mark G Rolls and Benny Teh Cheng Guan)Insurgency and Terrorism in ASEAN Region: The Threat and Response (Rohan Gunaratna and Muh Taufiqurrohman)Human Trafficking in East Asia: Trends and Counter-Measures (Ayako Nakamura)Human Security, Globalization, and Trafficking of Women and Children in South Asia (Rekha Pande)Volume 2:Introduction (Sarah Y Tong and Jielu Yao)Part I:Triangular Trade in East Asia: Decomposition Analysis of Trade in Value Added (Ikuo Kuroiwa)Financial Cooperation in East Asia: Potential Future Directions (Wataru Takahashi)FDI in East Asia: The Role of Production Networks (Willem Thorbecke and Nimesh Salike)East Asian Trade in Services (Nathalie Aminian, K C Fung, Alicia GarcAsa-Herrero, and Francis Ng)Economic Regionalism in East Asia, the End of an Exception? (FranAsoise Nicolas)Part II:The Sino-Japanese Economic Integration under the Invisible Hand (Yuqing Xing)Northeast Asian Economic Cooperation and Koreaa€“Chinaa€“Japan FTA (Jaewoo Choo)Taiwan's Role in Asia-Pacific Economic Integration (Jiann-Chyuan Wang)Hong Kong's Intermediation Role in China's Trade Development (Xinhua He)ASEAN and East Asia Economic Integration (Siow Yue Chia)The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and India (Amitendu Palit)India and South Asian Economic Integration (Nisha Taneja, Shravani Prakash, and Pallavi Kalita)Volume 3:Introduction: Political Economy of Energy: Between Growth and Pollution (Jie Li)Part I: Thirst for Energy: Asia and the World:Natural Gas Markets in Asia: Pricing, Integration, Regionalism, and Energy Security Issues (Julian Inchauspe)Regulation or Strangulation: USa€“Chinaa€“India Competition over Crude Oil (Yitzhak Shichor)China's Coal Import Behavior and Its Impacts to Global Energy Market (Gang He and Richard Morse)Part II: Subregional Energy Collaboration and Conflicts:Hydroelectric Power and the Mekong River: Energy, Environment, and Politics in Southeast Asia (Felix K Chang)The Future of Nuclear Energy Use in East and Southeast Asia: A Region Catching-Up as the World's Leading Nuclear Powerhouse? (Thomas Feldhoff)Part III: Domestic Political Economy and the Pressure of Energy Competition:The Political Economy of Energy in Pakistan: Perspectives from Balochistan's Natural Gas Fields and the Port City of Gwadar (Faisal Chaudhry)Part IV: National Policies Pursuing Cleaner Alternatives:Prospects for Alternative Energy Development Policy in Kazakhstan: The Case Study of Wind Power Development (Timur Dadabaev and Asemgul Naurzbaeva)Supply Security of Natural Gas a€” The Key Recipe for China's Cleaner Future (Zhou Zhibin and Zhou Yipei)Volume 4:Introduction: In Pursuit of Sustainability in Environment and Development: An Asian Experience (Jieli Li and Toby Li)Outsourcing Pollution: Sustainability Challenges and Environmental Injustice in a Globalized China (Carly Mercer and Stephen J Scanlan)India and Environmental Sustainability: Growing Problems of a Growing Power (Upendra Choudhury)Gender Justice, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development in Indonesia (Ann R Tickamyer, Siti Kusujiarti, and Emily J Wornell)An Ecosystem-Based Analysis of Environmental Problems in Rural China: A Tale of L Village in Yunnan Province of China (Huiyang Yu, Lisheng Dong, and Shiyou Wu)Nuclear Power and Environmental Concerns in the Aftermath of 3/11 Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident in Japan (Kunihiko Takeda and Erika Nakashima)Environmental Challenges and National Policy for Sustainability in Malaysia (Margaret Chan Kit Yok)Environmental Sustainability Policy in Thailand: Global Systems, Thai Localism (Kathleen Gillogly)Green Building Development and Urban Environmental Sustainability a€” A Comparative Analysis of Singapore and Hong Kong (Zhihua Zhou)Climate Change and Urban Resilience: The Singapore Story (Md Saidul Islam and Quek Ri An)The Role of Non-Governmental Organizations in Promoting Education and Environmental Awareness in Malaysia (Ngai Weng Chan)Thinking Globally and Acting Locally: Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Japan (Seiko Hanochi and Jieli Li) Readership: Undergraduate, graduate students and specialists in the field of Asian Studies, Economics, Security studies, or Politics. Keywords:Development;Trade;Energy;Environment;Foreign Policy and Security;Political EconomyKey Features:Help readers get a good grasp of developments in AsiaGlobal perspective, with contributors hailing from different parts of the worldHuman Ecology: A Theoretical Essay. Chicago: ... a€œAir Pollution Fifth Leading Cause of Death in Indiaa€ Times of India, February 14, 2013. ... a€œIndian Middle Class Population Seen at 1.2 billion in Next 20 Years: ADBa€, India Today, May 5, 2011.

Title:Globalization, Development and Security in Asia
Author:Benny Cheng Guan Teh, Sarah Y Tong, Jie Li, Chi-Jen Yang, Jieli Li
Publisher:World Scientific - 2014-04-28


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