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The SAGE Handbook of Asian Foreign Policy

The SAGE Handbook of Asian Foreign Policy

Two Volume Set
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Asian Politics

November 2019 | 1 252 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

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. 


PART 1: Theories
PART 2: Themes
PART 3: Transnational Politics
PART 4: Domestic Politics
PART 5; Transnational Economics


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
Volume 01

Takashi Inoguchi
Part 1: Theories
Barry Buzan
Chapter 1: The Duel Encounter: Parallels in the Rise of China (1978-) and Japan (1868-1945)
Yong-Soo Eun
Chapter 2: Non-Western Constructive
Zheng Yongnian & Liu Boijian
Chapter 3: Non-Western Realist
Takashi Inoguchi
Chapter 4: Foreseeing Perspective (Voir pour Prévoir)
Kaoru Ishiguro
Chapter 5: A Rational Choice Analysis on Japan's Trade Policymaking
Takeshi Uemura
Chapter 6: Asia's Contribution to IRT
Kosuke Shimizu
Chapter 7: Beyond West and East: IR intellectual traditions?
Part 2: Themes
Tony Fielding
Chapter 8: East Asian Migrations: An Overview
Tsuneo Akaha
Chapter 9: Migration in Northeast Asia: Human Development, Human Security, and Foreign Policy Consequences
Jennifer Chan
Chapter 10: From Global Issues to National Interests: The Role of Non-State Actors in Redefining Japanese Diplomacy
Yuichi Kubota
Chapter 11: Civil Conflict and Third-part Intervention in the Asia-Pacific
Motohiro Tsuchiya
Chapter 12: Asian Cybersecurity
Part 3: Transnational Politics
Takashi Inoguchi & Lien Le
Chapter 13: Citizens and Regimes
Edward Newman & Ryan Hartley
Chapter 14: Global and Regional Organisations
Chiyuki Aoi & Yee-Kuang Heng
Chapter 15: Asia and International Peace Support: Limits of Institutionalization
Purnendra Jain
Chapter 16: Asian Subnational Governments in Foreign Affairs
Alexander Bukh
Chapter 17: Territorial Disputes in Asia: Colonialism, Cold War and Domestic Politics
Ankit Panda & Srinjoy Bose
Chapter 18: The Conflict in Afghanistan: Interlocking Strategic Challenges as a Barrier to Regional Solution
Part 4: Domestic Politics
Paul Midford
Chapter 19: The Influence of Public Opinion on Foreign Policy in Asia: The Case of Japan
Ken Kotani
Chapter 20: Diplomats, Military and Intelligence Officers: From stovepipes to integration in Japan's security policy
Kerry Brown
Chapter 21: Domestic and Foreign Policy Making in China
Takashi Inoguchi
Chapter 22: An Evidence-Based Typology of Asian Societies: What Do Asian Societies Look Like from the Bottom Up instead of Top Down?
Part 5: Transnational Economics
Titli Basu
Chapter 23: Geo-economic Contest in Southeast Asia: Great Power Politics through the Prism of Trade, Investment and Aid
Brittany L. Morreale & Purnendra Jain
Chapter 24: Foreign Aid and Asian Donors
Oliver Stuenkel
Chapter 25: BRICS: Towards Institutionalization
Sebastian von Einsiedel, David M. Malone, & Anthony Yazaki
Chapter 26: Asia and the United Nations
Volume 02

Part 6: Foreign Policies of Asian States
Part 6a: East Asia
Kerry Brown
Chapter 27: Chinese Foreign Policy Under Xi Jinping
Tomohito Shinoda
Chapter 28: Overviews of Japanese Foreign Policy through Three Lenses: Realism, Liberalism and Constructivism
Jong-Yun Bae
Chapter 29: South Korea's Foreign Policy in the 21st Century
Satoru Miyamoto
Chapter 30: The History of North Korean Diplomacy: A Non-isolated Country with Expanding Relations
Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao, Alan Hao Yang, & Liang-Chi Russell Hsiao
Chapter 31: Taiwan's Foreign Policy: Evolution, Challenges and Opportunities
Part 6b: Southeast Asia
Pongphisoot Busbarat
Chapter 32: Thailand's Foreign Policy in the post-Cold War Era: From Potentials to Disarrays
Carlyle Thayer
Chapter 33: Vietnam's Foreign Policy
Carolina Hernandez
Chapter 34: Philippine Foreign Policy: Back to Square One?
Lam Peng Er
Chapter 35: Singapore as a Small State: Surmounting Vulnerability
Maung Aung Myoe
Chapter 36: Myanmar Foreign Policy: Principles and Practices
Part 6c: South & Central Asia
Sreeram Chaulia
Chapter 37: Indian Foreign Policy: The Quest for Greatness
Peshan R. Gunaratne
Chapter 38: Sri Lankan Foreign Policy
Imtiaz Ahmed
Chapter 39: Bangladesh Foreign Policy: Last 45 Years
Uddhab Pyakurel
Chapter 40: A Quarter Millennium of Nepal's Foreign Policy: Continuity and Changes
Kaushik Roy
Chapter 41: Afghanistan's Foreign Policy
Timur Dadabaev
Chapter 42: Developmental State and Foreign Policy in Post-Karimov Uzbekistan
Part 7: Offshore Actors
Mehdi Mozaffari
Chapter 43: Iran's Foreign Policy
Ayse Zarakol
Chapter 44: Turkish Foreign Policy
Meron Medzini
Chapter 45: Israel's Foreign Policy
Bruce Cumings
Chapter 46: American Foreign Relations and East Asia
Michael Wesley
Chapter 47: Australian Foreign Policy
Part 8: Bilateral Issues
Rohan Mukherjee
Chapter 48: India-Pakistan Relations
Purnendra Jain
Chapter 49: India and Japan: Friendship Rediscovered
Jonathan Holslag
Chapter 50: Will India Become China's Africa
Takeshi Uemura
Chapter 51: China-Japan Relations: Balance of Soft Power
Part 9: Comparison of Asian Sub-Regions
Stein Tonnesson
Chapter 52: The East Asian Peaace
Ayako Masuhara
Chapter 53: The ASEAN Political-Security Community and Its Dilemmas
Aparna Pande
Chapter 54: Neighbors Without Borders - Regional Integration in South Asia

The most authoritative scholars come together in this handbook to offer a wide-ranging view of virtually every aspect of Asian international politics. The book will be a valuable resource for scholars, students, and practitioners. 

Andrew J. Nathan
Professor of Political Science, Columbia University

Takashi Inoguchi is a leading scholar of international relations and foreign policies in Asia. In this striking compendium he has assembled some of the world’s best analysts on a broad range of Asian issues.

Joseph S. Nye
Harvard University

In this masterful two-volume collection, Professor Takashi Inoguchi draws on a life-time of thinking and research on Japan, Asia, and world affairs to provide a grand portrait of the foreign policies and international relations of Asia.  In fifty- four chapters written by leading scholars, this handbook surveys the complex and shifting domestic and international policies and politics that define modern Asia. What is remarkable about these volumes is their scope and depth. Chapters that explore the sweeping themes and theories of Asian international relations are matched with other chapters that delve into the intricacies of regional subsystems and the domestic determinants of foreign policy. This is a major achievement.

G. John Ikenberry
Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University

Takashi Inoguchi

Political Science, University of Tokoyo, Japan. More About Author

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