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China Rising - Peace, Power, and Order in East Asia (Paperback): David C. Kang China Rising - Peace, Power, and Order in East Asia (Paperback)
David C. Kang
R645 R567 Discovery Miles 5 670 Save R78 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Throughout the past three decades East Asia has seen more peace and stability than at any time since the Opium Wars of 1839-1841. During this period China has rapidly emerged as a major regional power, averaging over nine percent economic growth per year since the introduction of its market reforms in 1978. Foreign businesses have flocked to invest in China, and Chinese exports have begun to flood the world. China is modernizing its military, has joined numerous regional and international institutions, and plays an increasingly visible role in international politics. In response to this growth, other states in East Asia have moved to strengthen their military, economic, and diplomatic relations with China. But why have these countries accommodated rather than balanced China's rise?

David C. Kang believes certain preferences and beliefs are responsible for maintaining stability in East Asia. Kang's research shows how East Asian states have grown closer to China, with little evidence that the region is rupturing. Rising powers present opportunities as well as threats, and the economic benefits and military threat China poses for its regional neighbors are both potentially huge; however, East Asian states see substantially more advantage than danger in China's rise, making the region more stable, not less. Furthermore, although East Asian states do not unequivocally welcome China in all areas, they are willing to defer judgment regarding what China wants and what its role in East Asia will become. They believe that a strong China stabilizes East Asia, while a weak China tempts other states to try to control the region.

Many scholars downplay the role of ideas and suggest that a rising China will be a destabilizing force in the region, but Kang's provocative argument reveals the flaws in contemporary views of China and the international relations of East Asia and offers a new understanding of the importance of sound U.S. policy in the region.

East Asia in the World - Twelve Events That Shaped the Modern International Order (Paperback): Stephan Haggard, David C. Kang East Asia in the World - Twelve Events That Shaped the Modern International Order (Paperback)
Stephan Haggard, David C. Kang
R737 Discovery Miles 7 370 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This innovative volume provides an introduction to twelve seminal events in the international relations of East Asia prior to 1900: twelve events that everyone interested in the history of world politics should know. The East Asian historical experience provides a wealth of new and different cases, patterns, and findings that will expand horizons from the Western, Eurocentric experience. Written by an international team of historians and political scientists, these essays draw attention to the China-centered East Asian order - with its long history of dominance - and what this order might tell us about the current epoch.

Nuclear North Korea - A Debate on Engagement Strategies (Paperback, New ed): Victor D. Cha, David C. Kang Nuclear North Korea - A Debate on Engagement Strategies (Paperback, New ed)
Victor D. Cha, David C. Kang
R715 R562 Discovery Miles 5 620 Save R153 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The regime of Kim Jong-Il has been called "mad," "rogue," even, by the "Wall Street Journal," the equivalent of an "unreformed serial killer." Yet, despite the avalanche of television and print coverage of the Pyongyang government's violation of nuclear nonproliferation agreements and existing scholarly literature on North Korean policy and security, this critical issue remains mired in political punditry and often misleading sound bites. Victor Cha and David Kang step back from the daily newspaper coverage and cable news commentary and offer a reasoned, rational, and logical debate on the nature of the North Korean regime.

Coming to the issues from different perspectives -- Kang believes the threat posed by Pyongyang has been inflated and endorses a more open approach, while Cha is more skeptical and advocates harsher measures -- the authors together have written an essential work of clear-eyed reflection and authoritative analysis. They refute a number of misconceptions and challenge much faulty thinking that surrounds the discussion of North Korea, particularly the idea that North Korea is an irrational nation. Cha and Kang contend that however provocative, even deplorable, the Pyongyang government's behavior may at times be, it is not incomprehensible or incoherent. Neither is it "suicidal," they argue, although crisis conditions could escalate to a degree that provokes the North Korean regime to "lash out" as the best and only policy, the unintended consequence of which are suicide and/or collapse. Further, the authors seek to fill the current scholarly and policy gap with a vision for a U.S.-South Korea alliance that is not simply premised on a North Korean threat, not simply derivative of Japan, and not eternally based on an older, "Korean War generation" of supporters.

This book uncovers the inherent logic of the politics of the Korean peninsula, presenting an indispensable context for a new policy of engagement. In an intelligent and trenchant debate, the authors look at the implications of a nuclear North Korea for East Asia and U.S. homeland security, rigorously assessing historical and current U.S. policy, and provide a workable framework for constructive policy that should be followed by the United States, Japan, and South Korea if engagement fails to stop North Korean nuclear proliferation.

China Rising - Peace, Power, and Order in East Asia (Hardcover): David C. Kang China Rising - Peace, Power, and Order in East Asia (Hardcover)
David C. Kang
R1,866 R1,639 Discovery Miles 16 390 Save R227 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Throughout the past three decades East Asia has seen more peace and stability than at any time since the Opium Wars of 1839-1841. During this period China has rapidly emerged as a major regional power, averaging over nine percent economic growth per year since the introduction of its market reforms in 1978. Foreign businesses have flocked to invest in China, and Chinese exports have begun to flood the world. China is modernizing its military, has joined numerous regional and international institutions, and plays an increasingly visible role in international politics. In response to this growth, other states in East Asia have moved to strengthen their military, economic, and diplomatic relations with China. But why have these countries accommodated rather than balanced China's rise?

David C. Kang believes certain preferences and beliefs are responsible for maintaining stability in East Asia. Kang's research shows how East Asian states have grown closer to China, with little evidence that the region is rupturing. Rising powers present opportunities as well as threats, and the economic benefits and military threat China poses for its regional neighbors are both potentially huge; however, East Asian states see substantially more advantage than danger in China's rise, making the region more stable, not less. Furthermore, although East Asian states do not unequivocally welcome China in all areas, they are willing to defer judgment regarding what China wants and what its role in East Asia will become. They believe that a strong China stabilizes East Asia, while a weak China tempts other states to try to control the region.

Many scholars downplay the role of ideas and suggest that a rising China will be a destabilizing force in the region, but Kang's provocative argument reveals the flaws in contemporary views of China and the international relations of East Asia and offers a new understanding of the importance of sound U.S. policy in the region.

East Asia in the World - Twelve Events That Shaped the Modern International Order (Hardcover): Stephan Haggard, David C. Kang East Asia in the World - Twelve Events That Shaped the Modern International Order (Hardcover)
Stephan Haggard, David C. Kang
R2,012 Discovery Miles 20 120 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This innovative volume provides an introduction to twelve seminal events in the international relations of East Asia prior to 1900: twelve events that everyone interested in the history of world politics should know. The East Asian historical experience provides a wealth of new and different cases, patterns, and findings that will expand horizons from the Western, Eurocentric experience. Written by an international team of historians and political scientists, these essays draw attention to the China-centered East Asian order - with its long history of dominance - and what this order might tell us about the current epoch.

American Grand Strategy and East Asian Security in the Twenty-First  Century (Hardcover): David C. Kang American Grand Strategy and East Asian Security in the Twenty-First Century (Hardcover)
David C. Kang
R1,890 Discovery Miles 18 900 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

East Asia is richer, more integrated and more stable than ever before, whilst East Asian defense spending is now roughly half of what it was in 1990 and shows no sign of increasing. There is no evidence of any Asian arms race. All countries in the region are seeking diplomatic, not military solutions with each other. Yet this East Asia reality still runs counter to a largely Western narrative that views China's rise as a threat and the region as increasingly unstable. In this important book, David C. Kang argues that American grand strategy should emphasize diplomatic and economic relations with the region, rather than military-first policies. Using longitudinal and comparative data, statistical analysis, and intensive research in selected East Asian countries, he suggests that East Asia is in sync with the American desire to share burdens and that the region may in fact be more stable than popularly believed.

American Grand Strategy and East Asian Security in the Twenty-First  Century (Paperback): David C. Kang American Grand Strategy and East Asian Security in the Twenty-First Century (Paperback)
David C. Kang
R597 R473 Discovery Miles 4 730 Save R124 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

East Asia is richer, more integrated and more stable than ever before, whilst East Asian defense spending is now roughly half of what it was in 1990 and shows no sign of increasing. There is no evidence of any Asian arms race. All countries in the region are seeking diplomatic, not military solutions with each other. Yet this East Asia reality still runs counter to a largely Western narrative that views China's rise as a threat and the region as increasingly unstable. In this important book, David C. Kang argues that American grand strategy should emphasize diplomatic and economic relations with the region, rather than military-first policies. Using longitudinal and comparative data, statistical analysis, and intensive research in selected East Asian countries, he suggests that East Asia is in sync with the American desire to share burdens and that the region may in fact be more stable than popularly believed.

Crony Capitalism - Corruption and Development in South Korea and the Philippines (Paperback): David C. Kang Crony Capitalism - Corruption and Development in South Korea and the Philippines (Paperback)
David C. Kang
R642 Discovery Miles 6 420 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Why has the literature on Asian development not addressed the issue of money politics in Korea? How can we reconcile the view of an efficient developmental state in Korea before 1997 with reports of massive corruption and inefficiency in that same country in 1998 and 1999? Politics is central to the answer. This study argues that both Korea and the Philippines experienced significant corruption throughout the post-independence era, and that political--not economic--considerations dominated policy making in both countries.

Chinese Models of Development - Global, Local, and Comparative Perspectives (Hardcover): Tse-Kang Leng, Yu-Shan Wu Chinese Models of Development - Global, Local, and Comparative Perspectives (Hardcover)
Tse-Kang Leng, Yu-Shan Wu; Contributions by Rumi Aoyama, Yun-Han Chu, Szu-Chien Hsu, …
R2,316 R2,138 Discovery Miles 21 380 Save R178 (8%) Out of stock

Discussion of the "Chinese Model" abounds with the rise of China. This volume analyzes the Chinese case in a theoretical framework, provides an evolutionary perspective, and compares it with other models of development. Instead of focusing on one specific case, the book's contributors shed light on the application of theories of international relations, comparative politics, and development studies to the topic under deliberation. This book reflects that the "uniqueness" of the Chinese model should also be put in an historical and evolutionary context. It also provides insights into comparisons with other models of development, such as the East Asian model and experiences of the former Soviet Union. The authors in the book argue that while globalization constrains state power, it may also open new windows of accommodation and adjustments. Linkages between the domestic dynamics of development and external forces of change become pertinent in understanding the Chinese models of development.

Engagement with North Korea - A Viable Alternative (Hardcover): Sung Chull Kim, David C. Kang Engagement with North Korea - A Viable Alternative (Hardcover)
Sung Chull Kim, David C. Kang
R2,025 Discovery Miles 20 250 Out of stock

How the world deals with North Korea--a state widely believed to possess a nuclear capability--will have ramifications for both regional and global stability. Engagement with North Korea examines the still controversial policy strategy known as engagement, which aims to persuade rather than force North Korea to be cooperative. While examining the converging and diverging policies of engagement practiced by the United States, China, Russia, Japan, and South Korea, the contributors to this volume uncover how and to what extent engagement has made some form of progress, and under what conditions it is likely to achieve complete success. In addition to the critical topic of denuclearization, the volume also demonstrates that engagement involves the use of negotiations and incentives in both the economic and the security realms. This volume is essential reading for both students and policy makers concerned about denuclearization in the multilateral context.

Engagement with North Korea - A Viable Alternative (Paperback): Sung Chull Kim, David C. Kang Engagement with North Korea - A Viable Alternative (Paperback)
Sung Chull Kim, David C. Kang
R742 Discovery Miles 7 420 Out of stock

This title examines the still controversial policy strategy known as engagement, which aims to persuade rather than force North Korea to be cooperative on topics such as nuclear policy.

Crony Capitalism - Corruption and Development in South Korea and the Philippines (Hardcover): David C. Kang Crony Capitalism - Corruption and Development in South Korea and the Philippines (Hardcover)
David C. Kang
R1,280 Discovery Miles 12 800 Out of stock

Why has the literature on Asian development not addressed the issue of money politics in Korea? How can we reconcile the view of an efficient developmental state in Korea before 1997 with reports of massive corruption and inefficiency in that same country in 1998 and 1999? Politics is central to the answer. This study argues that both Korea and the Philippines experienced significant corruption throughout the post-independence era, and that political--not economic--considerations dominated policy making in both countries.

Nuclear North Korea - A Debate on Engagement Strategies (Hardcover, New): Victor D. Cha, David C. Kang Nuclear North Korea - A Debate on Engagement Strategies (Hardcover, New)
Victor D. Cha, David C. Kang
R2,305 R1,998 Discovery Miles 19 980 Save R307 (13%) Out of stock

The regime of Kim Jong-Il has been called "mad," "rogue," even, by the "Wall Street Journal," the equivalent of an "unreformed serial killer." Yet, despite the avalanche of television and print coverage of the Pyongyang government's violation of nuclear nonproliferation agreements and existing scholarly literature on North Korean policy and security, this critical issue remains mired in political punditry and often misleading sound bites. Victor Cha and David Kang step back from the daily newspaper coverage and cable news commentary and offer a reasoned, rational, and logical debate on the nature of the North Korean regime.

Coming to the issues from different perspectives -- Kang believes the threat posed by Pyongyang has been inflated and endorses a more open approach, while Cha is more skeptical and advocates harsher measures -- the authors together have written an essential work of clear-eyed reflection and authoritative analysis. They refute a number of misconceptions and challenge much faulty thinking that surrounds the discussion of North Korea, particularly the idea that North Korea is an irrational nation. Cha and Kang contend that however provocative, even deplorable, the Pyongyang government's behavior may at times be, it is not incomprehensible or incoherent. Neither is it "suicidal," they argue, although crisis conditions could escalate to a degree that provokes the North Korean regime to "lash out" as the best and only policy, the unintended consequence of which are suicide and/or collapse. Further, the authors seek to fill the current scholarly and policy gap with a vision for a U.S.-South Korea alliance that is not simply premised on a North Korean threat, not simply derivative of Japan, and not eternally based on an older, "Korean War generation" of supporters.

This book uncovers the inherent logic of the politics of the Korean peninsula, presenting an indispensable context for a new policy of engagement. In an intelligent and trenchant debate, the authors look at the implications of a nuclear North Korea for East Asia and U.S. homeland security, rigorously assessing historical and current U.S. policy, and provide a workable framework for constructive policy that should be followed by the United States, Japan, and South Korea if engagement fails to stop North Korean nuclear proliferation.

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