Application of International Relations Theories in Asia and Africa

This book discusses application of theories of International Relations (IR) in Asia and Africa, describing the development of IR theories in Asia and applying existing Western theories to selected case studies relating to the Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Sub-Saharan African regions.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Grabowski, Marcin.
Other Authors: Pugacewicz, Tomasz.
Format: eBook
Published: Frankfurt a.M. : Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften, 2019.
Series:International Relations in Asia, Africa and the Americas Ser.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Cover; Copyright information; Contents; Preface; References; 1. Can We Apply Western IR Theories in Asia and Africa?; IR Theory in Africa and Asia; Theoretical Development; Asia-Pacific Problems; Middle East
  • Cooperation and Conflict; Africa
  • Shall We Blame It or Ourselves?; References; Theoretical Developments; Western IR Theories: Analytical Patterns; Introduction; Realism in International Relations; Main Assumptions; Historical Development; Types of Realist IR Theories; (Social) Constructivism in International Relations; Different Understandings about Constructivism
  • Historical DevelopmentTypes of Constructivist IR Theories; Liberalism in International Relations; Main Assumptions; Historical Development; Types of Liberal IR Theories; International Society Approach (English School) in International Relations; Main Assumptions; Historical Development; Types of English School IR Theories; Marxist Theories; Historical Development; Types of Marxist IR Theories; Foreign Policy Analysis and Analytic Eclecticism; References; Ways of Application of Western IR Theories in Asia and Africa; Introduction; Realism in Asian and African IR
  • Constructivism in Asian and African IRLiberalism in Asia-Pacific and African IR; The English School Application in Asian and African IR; Application of Marxism in Asian and African IR; References; International Relations Theory Development in Asia; Introduction; Introduction: Historical and Contemporary Context of IR Development in Asia; International Relations in the People's Republic of China; International Relations in Japan; International Relations in South Korea; International Relations in Southeast Asia; International Relations in India; Conclusion; References; Asia-Pacific Problems
  • Japanese Security Policy in Transition
  • In a Perspective of the "Normalization" DebateIntroduction 1; Japanese Security Policy after the Cold War; Japanese Security Policy in Transition; "Normalization" in Japanese Security Policy; How to Define "Normality"?; Japanese Security Policy and Application of International Relations Theories; "Normal" Japan from a Realist Perspective; "Normal" Japan from a Liberal Perspective; "Normal" Japan from a Constructivist Perspective; Japanese Security Policy and Analytical Eclecticism
  • Analysis of Japan's "Normalization" Process by Analytical Eclecticism"Legitimacy Deficit"; Power: The East Asian International System and the Japanese State; Efficiency: Japan's 'Normalization' within the Alliance; Identity: 'Normalization' vs. Pacifism; "Capacity Deficit"; Power: Deterrence Power of the JSDF; Efficiency: Japan's Military 'Normalization' toward the Alliance; Identity: 'Normalized' Defense Concepts; Conclusion; Forecast and Questions; References; People's Republic of China Naval Military Buildup: Constructivist and Neorealist Explanations; Introduction