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Title International security in the Asia-Pacific : transcending ASEAN towards transitional polycentrism / edited by Alan Chong.

Published Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]

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 UniM Bail  355.03301823 INTE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiii, 429 pages ; cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This volume argues that international security in the Asia-Pacific lends itself to contradictory analyses of centrifugal and centripetal trends. Transitional polycentrism is intrinsically awkward as a description of the security of states and their populations; it implies the loosening of state control and the emergence of newly asserted authority by mixed constellations of intergovernmental organizations and non-state actors. It implies a competition of agendas: threats to the integrity of borders and human security threats such as natural disasters, airliner crashes, and displacement by man-made pollution and food scarcity. Conversely, polycentrism could also imply a return to a more neo-realist oriented international order where great powers ignore ASEAN and steer regional order according to their perceived interests and relative military superiority. This book embraces these contradictory trends as a foundation of analysis and accepts that disorder can also be re-described from the perspective of studied detachment as polycentric order.
Other author Chong, Alan, 1957- editor.
Subject Security, International -- Pacific Area.
International cooperation.
ISBN 3319607618
9783319607610
3319607626 (electronic book)
9783319607627 (electronic book)

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