Comprising 60.3 percent of the world's 7.2 billion population, Asia is an enigma to many in the West. Hugely dynamic in its demographic, economic, technological and financial development, its changes are as rapid as they are diverse. The SAGE Handbook of Asian Foreign Policy provides the reader with a clear, balanced and comprehensive overview on Asia's foreign policy and accompanying theoretical trends. Placing the diverse and dynamic substance of Asia's international relations first, and bringing together an authoritative assembly of contributors from across the world, this is a reliable introduction to non-Western intellectual traditions in Asia. VOLUME 1: PART 1: Theories; PART 2: Themes; PART 3: Transnational Politics; PART 4: Domestic Politics; PART 5; Transnational Economics. VOLUME 2: PART 6: Foreign Policies of Asian States; Part 6a: East Asia; Part 6b: Southeast Asia; Part 6c: South & Central Asia; Part 7: Offshore Actors; Part 8: Bilateral Issues; Part 9: Comparison of Asian Sub-Regions.
Chapter 13: Citizens and Regimes
Citizens and Regimes
Three Levels of Analysis in International Relations
Kenneth Waltz (1959) first explicitly raised the awareness of three levels of analysis in international relations, especially in explaining war and peace. They are the level of individuals, the level of domestic society, and the level of the international system. This awareness has prompted new types of investigation into the causal direction of the three variables, individual, national, and international.
The examples used to advance his argument are: 1) war springs up in the minds of people, according to the Charter of the United Nations ...