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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; ...

Global and Regional Organisations
Global and regional organisations
Edward Newman Ryan Hartley

This chapter traces the evolution of regional organisations in Asia – in particular East and Southeast Asia – and the engagement of these regions with global international organisations. A number of themes will form the background for this analysis, and these relate both to the longstanding challenges of regional cooperation and the more recent implications of the shifting global balance of power. Asia has historically had difficulty in developing regional mechanisms – including organisations – for dealing with collective challenges. Bilateral relationships and informal alliances have characterised the region, and a history of major armed ...

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