Contested Multilateralism 2.0 and Asian Security Dynamics
(Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics)
He, Kai (EDT)
192 p. 23 cm
In the 1990s there was a wave of multilateralism in the Asia Pacific, led primarily by ASEAN. Since the Global Financial Crisis of 2008, however, many non-ASEAN states have attempted to seize the initiative, including the USA, Japan, China, South Korea, and Australia. Kai He and his contributors debate the reasons for this contested multilateralism and the impacts it will have on the region's security and political challenges. Will the "Indo-Pacific turn" be a blessing or a curse for regional stability and prosperity? Using a diverse range of theoretical and empirical perspectives, these leading scholars contribute views on this question and on the diverse strategies of the great and middle powers in the region. This collection will be of great interest to scholars and students of international relations in the Asia Pacific and of great value to policy makers in the region and beyond.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments List of Contributors List of Abbreviations List of Figures List of Tables INTRODUCTION Chapter 1: Contested Multilateralism 2.0 and Regional Order Transition (Kai He) SECTION 1: DEBATING REGIONAL IMPLICATIONS Chapter 2: Multilateralism and Regional Order in Contested Asia (Nick Bisley) Chapter 3: Disconnecting from the Region: The Asia-Pacific Minus the US? (T. J. Pempel) Chapter 4: Minilateral Security's Relevance to US Strategy in the Indo-Pacific: Challenges and Prospects (William Tow) Chapter 5: Asia's Competing Multilateral Initiatives: Quality Versus Quantity (Mark Beeson) SECTION 2: REGIONAL ACTORS AND INSTITUTIONAL BEHAVIOR Chapter 6: China and the New Institutional Balancing in the Indo-Pacific: Challenging or Conforming to the International Order? (Jingdon Yuan) Chapter 7: Japan's Role Conception in Multilateral Initiatives in the Asia-Pacific (Hidetaka Yoshimatsu) Chapter 8: South Korea's Role Conception and Strategies for Multilateralism: A 'Balance of Role' Analysis (Jaechun Kim and William Kang) Chapter 9: MIKTA: A Case Study of Australian Multilateralism (Melissa Conley Tyler) Chapter 10: ASEAN and Multilateralism 2.0: Locating ASEAN Centrality within the FOIP and the BRI (See Seng Tan) Index